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[DV] Futuremark Bans Samsung and HTC Devices For Cheating

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http://www.dvhardware.net/article59814.html
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While cheating in benchmarking is largely a thing of the best in the desktop PC market, it seems to be quite rampart in the smartphone industry. After reports of manipulation in benchmarks like AnTuTu and GFXBench, Futuremark now reports that it has banned several Samsung and HTC devices from its 3DMark benchmark database for artificial inflation of benchmark scores. Devices banned from 3DMark include the HTC One, HTC One Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (Exynos 5 Octa and MSM8974), and the Samsung Galaxy Note III (Exynos 5 Octa and MSM8974).

There it is.

Right from the creators of the apps themselves.

Samsung and HTC are filthy cheaters. mad.gif
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this is funny.
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If you want pure scored see what Nexus devices get. They are the real representation of scores.
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well i guess i can jump into buying an LG G2 or the new Nokia 1520...i have always liked samsung and htc phones ( owned a couple) but if this is the way they show us performance by cheating...then im not buying their phones anymore
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Can someone tell me the purpose of benchmarking a phone? How does this work with smart phones?
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Can someone tell me the purpose of benchmarking a phone? How does this work with smart phones?
Too see how fast the new hardware is compare to a older phone. Should not decide what hone to get based on hardware in the same generation.
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Is the only problem that the devices raise clocks for the specific benches? If so then are they also just flat out banning all overclocked phones?

Not that I care about phones at all but this just seems a bit silly to me.
 
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Is the only problem that the devices raise clocks for the specific benches? If so then are they also just flat out banning all overclocked phones?

Not that I care about phones at all but this just seems a bit silly to me.
Not to mention they didn't ban all phones that "cheated". The G2 and Padfone also dirty rolleyes.gif
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Not to mention they didn't ban all phones that "cheated". The G2 and Padfone also dirty

According to this Anandtech study, the only not dirty devices are motorola devices, Nexus devices & Nvidia Shield.
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Is the only problem that the devices raise clocks for the specific benches? If so then are they also just flat out banning all overclocked phones?

Not that I care about phones at all but this just seems a bit silly to me.

The method of "cheating" are typically not overclocking but disabling thermal throttling when the benchmark app is detected.

Here is an example found by Anandtech(max CPU clock of the GS4's APQ8064AB(Snapdragon 600) SOC is 1.9Ghz):


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well i guess i can jump into buying an LG G2 or the new Nokia 1520...i have always liked samsung and htc phones ( owned a couple) but if this is the way they show us performance by cheating...then im not buying their phones anymore

The cheating is just a matter of running at full clock speed. I wouldn't let is dissuade you from buying a device you otherwise liked.
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