The development team at Primate Labs has released the latest edition of the Geekbench app for Android. Geekbench 4 comes with some new CPU and GPU testing models to give you an accurate representation of how your device performs against other devices out there. One of the big benefits of Geekbench is that it is cross platform so you get a bigger swath of data in the testing results.
Geekbench 4 includes updated CPU tests that model real-world tasks and applications. These tests are designed to quickly and accurately measure mobile CPU performance. Every Geekbench 4 CPU test is multi-core aware, allowing Geekbench 4 to measure the full potential of your device’s CPU.
In addition to the new CPU tests, there is also a new GPU test to measure the graphics performance of your device too.
Probably the first thing you will notice if you have used previous Geekbench releases is that Geekbench 4 has an all new Material Design look to it. This new look feels right at home with other
apps for Android and is much more polished than the Geekbench 3 from this respect.
One thing that is gone however in this release is the battery test. This has already got some users fired up in the comments in the Play Store and there isn’t an indicator on why it was dropped or, more importantly, if it will return. If you don’t need that test then it is likely not that big of a deal to you.
If you have Geekbench 3 installed, the OTA update to 4 will be coming to you over the course of the next day or so. If you haven’t got the app installed, you can download it in the Play Store for free.