Apple SVP Phil Schiller Points to Samsung's Benchmark 'Shenanigans'

Apple SVP Phil Schiller Points to Samsung's Benchmark 'Shenanigans'

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Apple SVP Phil Schiller has tweeted a link to a report from ArsTechnica which reveals that Samsung has been artificially inflating its benchmark scores for the Galaxy Note 3.

shenanigans http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/galaxy-note-3s-benchmarking-adjustments-inflate-scores-by-up-to-20/ ...

ArsTechnica noticed that strangely the Galaxy Note 3 scored much better in its benchmarks then the similarly specced LG G2, and launched an investigation into the matter.

A quick comparison of its scores to the similarly specced LG G2 makes it clear that something fishy is going on, because Samsung's 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 blows the doors off LG's 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800. What makes one Snapdragon so different from the other? After a good bit of sleuthing, we can confidently say that Samsung appears to be artificially boosting the US Note 3's benchmark scores with a special, high-power CPU mode that kicks in when the device runs a large number of popular benchmarking apps.

By changing the name of the benchmark utility, ArsTechnica found that booster was adding 20% to the Galaxy Note 3's score.

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Apple SVP Phil Schiller Points to Samsung's Benchmark 'Shenanigans'
Great. - October 3, 2013 at 1:58pm
Check this out. Samsung's latest misdeed http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/10/03/samsung-execs-shown-confidential-apple-nokia-licensing-allegedly-misused-and-propagated-confidential-information
Unbiased Tech - October 2, 2013 at 8:14pm
We get it, you hate samsung. Grow the hell up fanboys. Still great benchmark scores for both devices.
talk to idiots - October 2, 2013 at 8:27pm
yea right you weirdo
Samsuck - October 2, 2013 at 5:19pm
Not surprise for a company with no ethic
Shane Newbanks - October 2, 2013 at 5:09pm
You don't think Apple hasn't done it either??
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