Earlier today, a tweet from the Twitter account @Benchleaks Statement “Geekbench ded [sic]” Shocked some PC hardware enthusiasts because it displayed an error message claiming that the pre-release hardware has been blocked from the browser database of the benchmark.
But according to John Poole, the founder and president of Primate Labs, which makes Geekbench, the news is actually a few months old, and the policy of preventing pre-release hardware has been going on for many years.
“We have been blocking pre-release hardware (for example, Intel 0000 processor) in the Geekbench browser for many years,” Poole said techy’s hardware In an email. “The page that is circulating is a new error page that we introduced a few months ago.”
Poole did not answer questions about why Geekbench blocked these results. He said that people should still be able to use Geekbench to run tests on unreleased hardware without problems, but that doesn’t mean it won’t appear in public-facing browsers.
Geekbench ded: (https://t.co/dOYfN3dJgD pic.twitter.com/JZGQgu8tP7October 5, 2021
The error message specifically refers to engineering samples (ES) and certified samples (QS), which are pre-production chips provided by Intel, AMD, and other companies to system builders and software vendors to test their latest products, and they are not always It is exactly the same product shipped as the final product.
This does not stop people from looking for unreleased laptops, desktops, mobile phones, or other hardware. Poole said that this barrier is at the component level, so if an unreleased laptop, for example, has an existing chip, this is allowed under current policies.
However, ES and QS samples (such as the AMD Renoir notebook CPU picture at the top of this article) usually have other identification strings attached, so they may continue to be missed.Although Poole mentioned the blocking of the Intel 0000 processor, we have already seen them on Geekbench Just this summer Seems to be a leak of Intel’s 12th generation system”Alder Lake“processor.
Poole stated that Primate Labs had “updated the’Intel 0000′ check in early July because newer Intel CPUs use a different CPUID string.” He said nothing about other component manufacturers.
Poole did not respond to follow-up questions on how to implement this policy.
If this policy has been in place for many years, it has not yet been shown. Geekbench has always been the go-to source for bots and Twitter leakers to find new information. Perhaps the new misinformation means that primate laboratories are now taking this issue more seriously. But only time will tell if it has been “convicted” to the leaker.