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Benchmarking CPUs

Geekbench 5

Geekbench 5 seems to be a reasonable benchmark for both desktops and servers.

All the servers and laptops I’m currently using have an entry here.

My current (December 2020) MacBook Pro (2015) has a multi-core score of ~1350. It’s too slow for demanding tasks such as PyCharm or running tox tests.

Time to replace it by a modern CPU.

  • An Intel Core-5 ou Core-7 can go up to 5000 - 7000 (3x to 5x faster).
  • An Apple M1 has a multi-core score of 7500.

See Which laptop to buy.


Apple’s M1 Chip Benchmarks focused on the real-world programming

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