Geekbench 6 – Install and Benchmark your Linux PC

Geekbench Analyze Your CPU From The Command Line

The first thing anyone does after booting into a custom PC that they built is to run a benchmark test. While running a benchmark test is simpler on Windows, every benchmarking website provides an EXE file that you can easily install and run the benchmark on your PC or laptop. On Linux, however, things are a little bit complicated. You can’t just install an EXE file of a benchmarking tool through a compatibility layer like WINE or Proton and expect it to perform perfectly as if it is running natively.

Therefore, you will have to install a native application that will accurately show you how well your system performs. Fortunately, Geekbench, which is one of the most popular benchmarking tools, has a native Linux port. In this tutorial, we will install this benchmarking application as well as demonstrate how to run this tool on your PC/Laptop.

Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Geekbench 6 on Linux

Geekbench is a popular benchmarking tool that offers a native Linux port for accurate system performance measurement. This comprehensive guide walks you through two methods of installing Geekbench on your PC: via Flathub and directly from the source. Once installed, you can run the benchmark tests directly from the terminal. The results are then uploaded to a web address, which can be accessed through your browser for detailed analysis. Geekbench provides a reliable way to gauge your system’s capabilities, including single-core and multicore performance.

Let’s get started with the step-by-step method for installing Geekbench on Linux. Now, we’ll be covering two methods here. Let’s start with Method 1.

Method 1: Installing Geekbench via Flathub

The easiest way to install and run Geekbench on your Linux device would be to use the Flatpak version. Through this method, an app and all its residual folders can also be uninstalled and removed later very easily because Flatpak apps run in a sandboxed environment. Just make sure that you have installed and enabled Flatpak and the Flathub repository on your system. Then, simply type the following commands in your ‘Terminal’ app and press enter:

flatpak install flathub com.geekbench.Geekbench6
Installing Geekbench 6 From Flathub
Installing Geekbench 6 From Flathub

Once installed, we can begin benchmarking by running the app.

Method 2: Installing Geekbench from Source

Visit the official Geekbench website and then download the Tarball from there

Download Geekbench 6 Linux Tarball
Download Geekbench 6 Linux Tarball

Once downloaded, extract it using either GUI extractor or just type this command in your Termial window:

# Enter your downloads directory
cd ~/Downloads

# Extract the Tarball
tar -xvf Geekbench*.tar.gz
Extracting The Tarball
Extracting The Tarball

Now you’re ready to run the benchmark.

Run the benchmark on your PC

Because this is a command-line app, we will have to run it directly in the Terminal itself by running the CLI tool. If you have installed the Flatpak version, then you can run the following command:

flatpak run com.geekbench.Geekbench6
Benchmarking A PC Running Linux Using Geekbench
Benchmarking A PC Running Linux Using Geekbench

If you are running the Tarball, then you can execute the benchmark by typing the following command:

# Enter into the extracted directory
cd Geekbench*/

# Run the executable
Running Geekbench 6 From The Tarball
Running Geekbench 6 From The Tarball

If you are running this on a laptop, then make sure that you are plugged in to get your benchmark on the highest settings. Also, if you are running the GNOME desktop, then make sure to turn on the ‘Performance’ mode from the Power Profiles Daemon (located just below your Wi-Fi configurator on the top bar).

Once Finished You Can View The Results In A Web Browser
Once Finished, You Can View The Results In A Web Browser

Once the benchmarking is complete, you will receive a web address in the Terminal where the result is uploaded. Either type that URL in your Browser or just press Ctrl on your keyboard and then click on the URL field.

My Devices Single Core And Muti Core Scores On Geekbench
My Device’s single-core and Multi-Core Scores On Geekbench

You can also add various devices or CPUs to compare your results with their score.

Wrapping Up

Geekbench scores have been a standard in the tech community to measure how well any Computer is performing. Along with several other apps like Blender etc., you can measure how your GPU, VRAM, and RAM perform and figure out which component of your PC is acting as a bottleneck.

If you really do not like using the command line interface, then maybe you can give KDiskMark app a try. It is developed by the KDE community, which also develops the KDE Plasma desktop for Linux-based systems.