Samsung intentionally boosts the Galaxy Note 3’s performance to raise benchmark scores


Samsung has been recently busted for tinkering with clock speeds to obtain higher benchmark scores for the Galaxy S4. And now that the Galaxy Note 3 is out, it’s no surprise that some people tries to find out ff the same gimmick has been done especially with the Note 3’s impressive benchmark results.

Well people over at Ars Technica has done just that. They conducted a quick benchmark comparison between the Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2 – both of which has similar specs at 2.3GHz. and the results? The LG G2 watched the Galaxy Note 3’s behind from afar.

What happened was Samsung apparently made something like a “special CPU mode” so that when the device detects a popular benchmark conducting app, all four cores will run at maximum speeds which results in higher scores that is up to 20%. They made a way to disable this special cpu mode thing though, where the real result is expectedly similar with the LG G2’s scores.

Well folks don’t even dare ask why Samsung has done this, because it doesn’t really matter. What this proves is you really can’t measure a device’s performance through benchmark tests, as there are ways to get higher scores like overclocking, run the test after a reboot, et cetera. The Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S 4 are both no doubt very powerful devices and doesn’t need any enhancement to be appealing to people so let’s just hope Samsung does not do this again.


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