How to install and run Geekbench on Ubuntu

Geekbench is a well-established multi-platform benchmarking tool that is designed to be easily comparable from processor to processor, test to test.

Geekbench tests CPU power, speed and capabilities however it expands on this for situational tests like video editing and gaming.

Geekbench can be seen as a “boring” benchmark overall. It doesn’t show IO speed, read & write and global network speeds. However, it’s testing on the CPU is very comprehensive and the output to a webpage is a nice addition.

Installing Geekbench

Download Geekbench with Wget by running:


As of post update (5th January 2021), the Geekbench version is 5.3.1

Once it has finished downloading, unpack it with:

tar xf Geekbench-5.3.1-Linux.tar.gz

Move into the directory

cd Geekbench-5.3.1-Linux/

Running Geekbench

Finally, run the Geekbench test with:


You will see the console state what is being tested and the outcomes whilst the testing is underway. Once it has finished it will display a URL to check the results.