Install Geekbench on Linux (Tutorial)

How to install Geekbench 4, 5 and 6 on Linux

Last updated on February 19, 2024

If you want to install and run Geekbench 4, 5 or Geekbench 6 on Linux, follow this tutorial. The following instructions can be used on:

  • a local computer running any Linux distribution
  • a remote Linux server (VPS, shared or dedicated hosting…) with access to the command line

I mostly use Geekbench to compare the performance of small VPS instances running Ubuntu Server.

1. Install Geekbench 4, 5 or Geekbench 6 on Linux

You do not need to run Geekbench as root (or use sudo).

1.1 In your home directory, create a temporary directory and enter it:

mkdir geekbench-tmp
cd geekbench-tmp

1.2 Download the Geekbench 4 or 5 or the latest Geekbench 6 and extract the archives:

tar -zxvf Geekbench-4.4.4-Linux.tar.gz

tar -zxvf Geekbench-5.5.1-Linux.tar.gz

tar -zxvf Geekbench-6.2.2-Linux.tar.gz

2. Run Geekbench 4, 5 and Geekbench 6 on Linux

2.1 Enter Geekbench 4 directory and run it:

cd Geekbench-4.4.4-Linux/

2.2 Enter Geekbench 5 directory and run it:

cd Geekbench-5.5.1-Linux/

2.3 Enter Geekbench 6 directory and run it:

cd Geekbench-6.2.2-Linux/

Once Geekbench has finished running, it will display a link to the results, which could look like this:

Install Geekbench on Linux

3. Uninstall Geekbench

To uninstall Geekbench on Linux, simply remove the temporary Geekbench directory:

rm -r geekbench-tmp

By Johannes Eva, January 2011 – February 2024

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