I would like to benchmark test my CPU and GPU. I have installed GB5 and successfully run the CPU testing from the command line using ./geekbench5. I was wondering if I could also run the GPU testing on the PC.

./geekbench5 --help

Geekbench 5.3.2 Tryout : https://www.geekbench.com/


  ./geekbench5 [ options ]


  -h, --help                print this message
  --unlock EMAIL KEY        unlock Geekbench using EMAIL and KEY
  --load FILE               load and display Geekbench result from FILE
  --save FILE               save Geekbench result to FILE
  --cpu                     run the CPU benchmark
  --sysinfo                 display system information and exit
[0223/120307:WARNING:src/halogen/cuda/cuda_library.cpp(1686)] Insufficient CUDA driver version
[0223/120307:WARNING:src/halogen/cl/opencl_library.cpp(691)] Cannot find or load OpenCL library.
[0223/120307:WARNING:src/halogen/vulkan/vulkan_library.cpp(1346)] Failed to load vkGetInstanceProcAddr: 

  If no options are given, the default action is to run the CPU benchmark.

2 Answers 2


It looks like you're using a demo version of Geekbench5. GPU benchmarking is a Geekbench5 Pro feature. Using the Pro version:

  1. Run geekbench5 --compute-list to get a list of available GPU tests.
  2. Run the desired GPU test with geekbench5 --compute <test>

From the Geekbench5Pro CLI Specification:

You can view the Compute API available on your system with the following command:

geekbench5 --compute-list

You can then select one Compute API to run a benchmark with. For example, we can run an OpenCL Compute benchmark on a system that supports OpenCL with the following command:

geekbench5 --compute OpenCL

If you have multiple GPUs which support the same Compute API, you can differentiate between them with the platform and device ID numbers that appear before the GPU's name after running geekbench5 --compute-list. For example, if the output of geekbench5 --compute-list contains two devices under OpenCL, including 0 1 AMD Radeon VII, you can run the OpenCL benchmark on the Radeon VII with the following command:

geekbench5 --compute OpenCL --compute-platform-id 0 --compute-device-id 1
  • funny, who's gonna pay them to run their simple tests. Mar 4, 2022 at 8:36

atlas@atlas:/media/atlas/3c8475cc-e6fa-4f4d-9de4-5d59fb829ebc/GeekBench/Geekbench-5.4.5-Linux$ ./geekbench5 --compute CUDA Geekbench 5.4.5 Tryout : https://www.geekbench.com/

Geekbench 5 requires an active Internet connection when in tryout mode and automatically uploads benchmark results to the Geekbench Browser.

Buy a Geekbench 5 license from the Primate Labs Store to enable offline use and unlock other features:


Enter your Geekbench 5 license using the following command line:

./geekbench5 --unlock

Running Gathering system information System Information Operating System Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS Kernel Linux 6.0.6-76060006-generic x86_64 Model MSI MS-7816 Motherboard MSI B85-G43 (MS-7816) BIOS American Megatrends Inc. V3.10

Processor Information Name Intel Xeon E3-1240 v3 Topology 1 Processor, 4 Cores, 8 Threads Identifier GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3 Base Frequency 3.80 GHz L1 Instruction Cache 32.0 KB x 4 L1 Data Cache 32.0 KB x 4 L2 Cache 256 KB x 4 L3 Cache 8.00 MB

Memory Information Size 13.6 GB

CUDA Information Device Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Device Driver Version 515.65.01 Compute Capability 6.1 Maximum Frequency 1.46 GHz Multiprocessors 6 Threads per Multiprocessor 2048 Device Memory 3.94 GB 3.50 GHz

CUDA Running Sobel Running Canny Running Stereo Matching Running Histogram Equalization Running Gaussian Blur Running Depth of Field Running Face Detection Running Horizon Detection Running Feature Matching Running Particle Physics Running SFFT

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