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Testing Macbook Pro performance with Geekbench 2.4.0

As a hardware geek/enthusiast I had to see how well my Macbook Pro 2011 performed after some Geekbench tests. Geekbench is the preferred tool to use when performance tests are to be executed. You can get Geekbench for Windows, Mac and Linux computers. You can even get it for Android and iPhone mobile devices.
I bought Geekbench 2.4.0 for 13 US dollars on Mac App Store and ran the following tests in order to see the performance.

  1. 32-bit benchmark
  2. 64-bit benchmark
  3. Hardware stress tests (3 iterations)

I was curious to see how my Macbook Pro was performing compared to similar Macbook Pro models.

These are the specifications for my Macbook Pro 2011:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8.2
  • Model ID: MacBookPro 8,2
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-2635QM @ 2.00 GHz (4 Cores, 8 Threads)
  • L1 Instruction Cache: 32.0 KB x 4
  • L1 Data Cache: 32.0 KB x 4
  • L2 Cache: 256 KB x 4
  • L3 Cache: 6.00 MB
  • Memory: 16.0 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 (2 x 8 GB OWC RAM)
  • BIOS: Apple Inc. MBP81.88Z.0047.B27.1201241646

32-bit test result

Test score: 7318
My test result is a bit lower than the average test score uploaded to primatelabs but I did noticed some background processes consuming some resources during the tests, so this could be the reason for this low score.

64-bit test result

Test score: 9060
The test result was nearly the average that was uploaded to primatelabs.


My Macbook Pro is performing well and compared to other similar models there is nothing to worry about, but I do want a desktop computer again. I need a fast computer this year.

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