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Geekbench 3 update for iOS and OS X released

Primate Labs has released Geekbench 3 today with new tools for iOS, OS X, Windows and Android. This marks the first major upgrade for Geekbench in six years.

The update introduces new benchmark tests modeled after current processor-intensive tasks and covers encryption, image processing, physics simulations and signal processing. Geekbench 3 also features 12 completely rewritten benchmark tests from the previous edition of the program. These tests have been updated to better reflect usage scenarios of real-world applications.

To analyze all this information, a reworked scoring system has been added, breaking single-core and mulit-core performance out into two separate categories. Sadly this means that Geekbench 3 scores are no longer comparable to Geekbench 2 scores.

iOS users will notice an updated look for the interface that matches the "flat" aesthetic that will be introduced with the upcoming iOS 7. However, the iOS version has improvements beyond just a pretty new coat of paint. Benchmark runs are now automatically archived, and the app has Dropbox integration to make sharing results between machines easier.

The iOS version of Geekbench 3 is now available in the App Store for US$1. Pricing for the various Geekbench 3 OS X offerings can be found here.

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