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Geekbench 2.4 adds Nexus 10, iPad 4; boosts Win8 support

16 November 2012 2,367 views No Comment

Geekbench is the benchmark app for performance testing and the latest version adds today's hottest devices — iPad 4, Nexus 10, Mac mini and more

How fast is the iPhone 5? How about the new Nexus 10 or the 2012 Mac mini? There are lots performance tools, but no other app lets you test so many devices on your Mac. Geekbench is the benchmark and the latest version adds today’s hottest devices — iPad 4, Nexus 10, Mac mini and more — while tweaking features and quashing bugs.

Yes, nerds and geek gals, Geekbench 2.4 (blog) is here and it brings a much goodness to the table vis-a-vis support for the latest devices and operating systems:

• Added support for Mac mini (Late 2012)
• Added support for iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation)
• Added support for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10
• Added progress view to track benchmark progress on Android
• Added localizations on Android and iOS
• Removed the need to run Geekbench as root to gather accurate system information under Linux
• Improved support for Windows 8
• Improved support for Windows systems with more than 64 cores
• Improved support for systems with less than 512MB of memory
• Fixed a bug that misidentified the international iPhone 5
• Fixed a bug that caused benchmarks to cancel when the device was rotated on Android
• Disabled the idle timer that could cause the screen to sleep during benchmarks on iOS
• Refreshed results view design

A feature limited Geekbench is available for free and, when you are ready to buy, get this superb benchmarking tool on the Mac App Store ($12.99).

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