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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Samsung and HTC Phones Delisted From Futuremark's 3D Graphics
Benchmark software Futuremark has excluded
Samsung Galaxy Note and HTC One models from its online 3DMark
for Android performance chart, claiming that the phone makers
have attempted to rig the results.
The HTC One, HTC One Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note
10.1 2014 (Exynos 5 Octa), Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014
(MSM8974), Samsung Galaxy Note III (Exynos 5 Octa) and Samsung
Galaxy Note III (MSM8974) devices are currently labeled as
"delisted" in Futuremark performance chart.
People rely on Futuremark benchmarks to produce unbiased
results. And according to Futuremark, the company has "clear
rules for hardware manufacturers and software developers that
specify how a platform must interact with our benchmark
software. A platform must run the benchmark without
modification as if it were any other application."
Benchmark specific optimizations are not allowed and "when a
device is suspected of breaking our rules it is delisted,"
Futuremark claims that HTC and Samsung have been performing
modifications on their "delisted" gadgets. Such tricks could be
boosting a device's GPU clock speed above its standard setting
as soon as a benchmark application starts.
According to recent allegations made by AnandTech.com, a wide
variety of Android devices cheat when running one or more
Samsung has denied the claim.