San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Almost all smartphone manufacturers cheat on benchmarking scores, according to several tests done by hardware review website AnandTech. The report suggests that only Apple and Motorola don’t use any methods to enhance its device performances.
“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,” the report states.
Samsung, ASUS, and other mobile makers use methods such as raising thermal limits to max GPU frequency and increasing CPU voltage/frequency to its highest state when benchmarking speed.
“The only realistic solution is to continue to evolve the suite ahead of those optimizing for it. The more attention you draw to certain benchmarks, the more likely they are to be gamed,” AnandTech added.
AnandTech believes that test sites need to better detect benchmarks and keep an eye out for optimization methods mobile manufacturers use to increase the speed of its devices. Performance can be increased by as much as 5 percent when methods like raising thermal limits and voltage are used.