Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 16:07 UTC
Benchmarks

With the exception of Apple and Motorola, literally every single OEM we've worked with ships (or has shipped) at least one device that runs this silly CPU optimization. It's possible that older Motorola devices might've done the same thing, but none of the newer devices we have on hand exhibited the behavior. It's a systemic problem that seems to have surfaced over the last two years, and one that extends far beyond Samsung.

Pathetic, but this has been going on in the wider industry for as long as I can remember - graphics chip makers come to mind, for instance. Still, this is clearly scumbag behaviour designed to mislead consumers.

On the other hand, if you buy a phone based on silly artificial benchmark scores, you deserve to be cheated.

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Benchmarks
by Jbso on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 16:35 UTC
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2013-01-05

It seems a bit silly to for journalist to mislead readers into believing irrelevant benchmarks are meaningful, then complain about manufacturers trying mislead them about benchmark results. Why not run tests on apps people really use? Problem solved.

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RE: Benchmarks
by RshPL on Fri 4th Oct 2013 11:25 in reply to "Benchmarks"
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2009-03-13

1) Test apps that people use. 2) Measure time and performance. 3) Compare figures with other products. 4) Eureka! You have just invented a benchmark.

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