If you've ever wondered about the performance of your iPhone or iPad, or fancied the idea of camparing the performance of two different models, Geekbench may be the app you have been looking for. This iOS port of the Mac and PC benchmarking software can reveal a great deal about your mobile device.
As a benchmarking tool, Geekbench is fairly simplistic and you are initially greeted with information about the hardware and software you are working with - processor, memory and operating system. The benchmarks themselves can be conducted very quickly.
Once the benchmarks have completed, the results are displayed in a clear and easy to understand form. You can share your results with others by opting to submit them online from within the app.
With multi-tasking now available to iOS devices, Geekbench can be used to see the impact that individual apps have on performance. Unlike desktop benchmarking software, the results provided by Geekbench are purely informational as there is a little, if anything, you can do to improve the performance of your device.
While Geekbench may satisfy idle curiousity, it has less value as a mobile tool than desktop software.