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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RE: Dollars to donuts
by darknexus on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 18:57 UTC in reply to "Dollars to donuts"
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2008-07-15

Dollars to donuts that someone here is writing an editorial to either mitigate these android findings or try and demonstrate that Apple does it too.

Well, if Apple are cheating and it is exposed, that's all for the better. I'd prefer that all cheating be exposed. However, it doesn't appear that Apple are cheating and, judging by the real-world performance of the new A7 coupled with software that is optimized for it, they have no need to even consider fudging the numbers here.

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RE[2]: Dollars to donuts
by themwagency on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 19:09 in reply to "RE: Dollars to donuts"
themwagency Member since:
2013-03-06

"Dollars to donuts that someone here is writing an editorial to either mitigate these android findings or try and demonstrate that Apple does it too."

"Well, if Apple are cheating and it is exposed, that's all for the better. I'd prefer that all cheating be exposed. However, it doesn't appear that Apple are cheating"



I totally agree... however they key words in my statement was "try and demonstrate" e.g. introduce unsubstantiated doubt in an effort to mitigate the difference in performance.

Edited 2013-10-03 19:11 UTC

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RE[2]: Dollars to donuts
by Delgarde on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 23:28 in reply to "RE: Dollars to donuts"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

However, it doesn't appear that Apple are cheating


Or at least, aren't getting caught at it. If you're going to cheat, you should at least cheat well...

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