Geekbench 5.2, the latest version of Primate Labs’ cross-platform benchmark, is now available for download. This update re-introduces support for 32-bit Android devices and improves Compute Benchmark performance across all APIs. Geekbench 5.2 is a recommended update for all Geekbench 5 users.
Geekbench 5.2 features the following changes:
Re-introduce support for 32-bit Android devices. Geekbench 5.0 and 5.1 only support 64-bit devices, in part because Geekbench 5 uses large datasets that can quickly exhaust available memory in multi-core mode on 32-bit devices. However, 32-bit Android devices continue to be popular with users who have been asking us to support these devices. Geekbench 5.2 re-introduces support for 32-bit Android devices. 32-bit support comes with a limitation – due to limited memory, 32-bit devices can only run up to 4 threads in multi-core workloads.
Add support for Vulkan 8-bit storage types. Vulkan, unlike other Compute APIs, does not support 8-bit storage types except through an extension. Geekbench 5.0 worked around this limitation by packing 8-bit values into 32-bit storage. This technique makes efficient use of memory at the cost of runtime overhead. Geekbench 5.2 can takes advantage of 8-bit storage type extensions, removing the need to use 32-bit storage on devices that support the 8-bit extension. Vulkan Compute Benchmark scores will be higher on devices that support the 8-bit storage extension.
Optimize Compute Benchmark transfer functions. The Compute Benchmark transfer functions transfer data to and from the GPU during the Compute Benchmark. If these functions take too long to run, then the GPU may “throttle down” to reduce power consumption. Geekbench 5.2 optimizes these functions to reduce the likelihood that the GPU will “throttle down” and affect Compute Benchmark scores.
Fix crashes that could occur when running the Compute Benchmark on Android.
Fix display issues that could occur when using Dynamic Type on iOS.
Geekbench 5.2 includes several changes that affect Compute Benchmark performance. We recommend users not compare Geekbench 5.2 Compute Benchmark scores with Geekbench 5.0 or Geekbench 5.1 Compute Benchmark scores.
Geekbench 5.2 CPU Benchmark scores are compatible with Geekbench 5.1 CPU Benchmark scores.