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Need a new stresstest for your Linux PC? Geekbench 5 is out adding Vulkan support

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You all love benchmarks right? Hearing the fans on your PC spin up to keep everything inside nice and cool while you start to sweat. Geekbench 5 has been officially released this month.

One of the big additions is Vulkan support in the GPU Compute Benchmark, along with some new tests included there to run too including "computer vision tasks such as Stereo Matching, and augmented reality tasks such as Feature Matching".

They also added some additional CPU benchmark tests too including "machine learning, augmented reality, and computational photography". Primate Labs also said they increased the "memory footprint of existing workloads" to account for the effect of that on CPU performance. Also added is a bunch of new multi-threaded benchmark modes and so on.

It's also now 64bit only, they say it does not have any "compromises" required for 32bit systems to enable this new version to include "more ambitious benchmark tests with larger data sets and longer running times".

See their release announcement here. It's also on sale currently for all editions if you're interested in some of the extras. Interestingly, the Linux version seems to only run through a CLI, which Windows/Mac need the Pro version for which costs even more.

I gave their tryout mode a run, you can see my score here running the default test and the Vulkan score tests here.

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Liam Dawe 10 September 2019 at 3:43 pm UTC
Houtworm@Eike, No it is not normal that a desktop is under its base clock at 100% load There is thermal throttling but these are pretty insane temps you need to reach before this activates. For me it is just a killswitch If I hit 97 degrees my system shuts down instantly.

Most CPUs run well above their base clock on auto settings, But it is easy to push it to a Ghz or 2 above base if you have proper cooling

@Liam, Great to see you gone from 2.8Ghz to 3.9Ghz Incredible improvement in the benchmark Especially in the multi core, I think your primary core was 2.8, the rest might have been even lower.

I would do a stress test for about an hour and keep your eye on it to ensure it is stable and it does not overheat
Oh it won't I have water cooling, its lovely.
Tuxee 10 September 2019 at 6:17 pm UTC
No luck with the Vulkan benchmarks.

It says


$./geekbench5 --compute-list
Geekbench 5.0.0 : https://www.geekbench.com/

CUDA
0 0 GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
OpenCL
0 0 GeForce GTX 1060 6GB


Just to be sure:


$ vulkaninfo 
==========
VULKANINFO
==========

Vulkan Instance Version: 1.1.101


Any idea what to do about that?
0ttman 11 September 2019 at 5:23 am UTC
TuxeeNo luck with the Vulkan benchmarks.

It says


$./geekbench5 --compute-list
Geekbench 5.0.0 : https://www.geekbench.com/

CUDA
0 0 GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
OpenCL
0 0 GeForce GTX 1060 6GB


Just to be sure:


$ vulkaninfo 
==========
VULKANINFO
==========

Vulkan Instance Version: 1.1.101


Any idea what to do about that?

I ran this command for Vulkan "./geekbench_x86_64 --compute vulkan"


My CPU results High Performance setting.
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/116394

My CPU results Balanced setting.
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/116520

My CPU results Battery Saver setting.
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/116663

My Vulkan results.
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/compute/54188

My CUDA results.
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/compute/54281


Last edited by 0ttman at 11 September 2019 at 5:46 am UTC
Tuxee 11 September 2019 at 7:29 am UTC
0ttman
TuxeeNo luck with the Vulkan benchmarks.

It says


$./geekbench5 --compute-list
Geekbench 5.0.0 : https://www.geekbench.com/

CUDA
0 0 GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
OpenCL
0 0 GeForce GTX 1060 6GB


Just to be sure:


$ vulkaninfo 
==========
VULKANINFO
==========

Vulkan Instance Version: 1.1.101


Any idea what to do about that?

I ran this command for Vulkan "./geekbench_x86_64 --compute vulkan"

As stated: Doesn't work.


$ ./geekbench_x86_64 --compute vulkan
Error: Compute API 'Vulkan' is not available.
Geekbench 5.0.0 : https://www.geekbench.com/

Usage:

  ./geekbench_x86_64 [ options ]

Options:

  ...
  --compute [API]           run the Compute benchmark
                              API can be one of: CUDA, OpenCL (default)
  ...
Solitary 11 September 2019 at 11:41 am UTC
Tuxee
0ttman
TuxeeNo luck with the Vulkan benchmarks.

It says


$./geekbench5 --compute-list
Geekbench 5.0.0 : https://www.geekbench.com/

CUDA
0 0 GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
OpenCL
0 0 GeForce GTX 1060 6GB


Just to be sure:


$ vulkaninfo 
==========
VULKANINFO
==========

Vulkan Instance Version: 1.1.101


Any idea what to do about that?

I ran this command for Vulkan "./geekbench_x86_64 --compute vulkan"

As stated: Doesn't work.


$ ./geekbench_x86_64 --compute vulkan
Error: Compute API 'Vulkan' is not available.
Geekbench 5.0.0 : https://www.geekbench.com/

Usage:

  ./geekbench_x86_64 [ options ]

Options:

  ...
  --compute [API]           run the Compute benchmark
                              API can be one of: CUDA, OpenCL (default)
  ...

I am in the same boat as you and I also have gtx 1060. There is only cuda and opencl available. There are some suspicious line popping up before listing all compute APIs, but I am not infront of my PC at the moment. I am running Fedora 30, uptodate nvidia and slighlty newer Vulkan.
Tuxee 11 September 2019 at 4:25 pm UTC
I've opened an issue in their forums.
Tuxee 11 September 2019 at 11:12 pm UTC
Another one found a solution:

http://support.primatelabs.com/discussions/geekbench/36264-vulkan-not-available-on-linux-mint-latest-padoka-ppa-mesa-and-amd-gpus

Makes you wonder, how the developers tested their own benchmark. Doesn't work OTOB on Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora...
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