Primate Labs, the company behind the popular Geekbench benchmarking application for a number of operating systems, has now come to the App Store with the release of Geekbench 2. Compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch, Geekbench 2 utilizes the same benchmarks as those used on other platforms.
What's great about Geekbench 2 for iPhone is that it runs the same benchmarks as Geekbench 2 for other platforms, which means it's possible to compare benchmark results not just between iPhones and iPods, but also between iPhones and iPods and Macs and PCs!
The application also integrates with Geekbench Result Browser, allowing for easy uploading of results for comparison with other users. While many users are likely to balk at the application's $4.99 price tag, the Mac OS X and other traditional versions of Geekbench carry a price tag of $19.95 for full unlocking of the application's features.
Back in 2007 after the release of the original iPhone, Primate Labs did compile a basic version of Geekbench for the iPhone and shared the results, but the new Geekbench 2 represents the company's first App Store release of its benchmarking tool.