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Geekbench 2.4.0 provides improved benchmarks for mobile and desktop platforms

16 November 2012, Nick Peers

Primate Labs has updated its cross-platform, flagship benchmark tool with the release of Geekbench 2.4.0 for desktop, Android and iOS. The latest build promises something new for all platforms, from bug fixes to added support for the latest models.

Notable improvements include Windows 8 support, plus the addition of all recently released Apple mobiles and the 2012 Mac mini. The results view has also been tweaked. The build is released as a free update for all Geekbench 2 users.

Version 2.4.0 adds support for the latest round of new Apple products, including the 2012 Mac mini, 4th generation iPad, new iPad mini and 5th generation iPod touch models. It also adds support for the Android-powered Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 tablets, and improves support both for Windows 8 and Windows systems running 64 cores.

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The latest mobile updates also add localization support on both Android and iOS, while the latter also fixes a bug that misidentified the international version of the iPhone 5 and disables the timer that could cause the screen to sleep during benchmarking.

Android users now get a progress view, allowing them to track the benchmarking process, while a problem that caused the benchmarking process to cancel when the device was rotated has also been resolved with this release.

Linux users will be pleased to learn that version 2.4.0 no longer needs to be run as the root user in order to gather accurate system information, while the results view design has also been refreshed slightly to produce cleaner graphs.

Geekbench 2.4.0 is available now as a free function-limited trial for Windows, Mac and Linux. Stress tests and 64-bit benchmarks are not available in the tryout version, while results can only be displayed in the user’s web browser. The full version can be purchased for $12.99. Geekbench 2.4.0 for Android is also available, while Geekbench 2.4.0 for iOS has been submitted to the App Store for review and should be released shortly. All mobile apps cost 99c each.

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