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Why Apple chooses Imagination for its GPUs

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by on March 6, 2014 6:42 am
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Last month Apple announced that it had extended its license agreement with Imagination Technologies allowing it to use the PowerVR GPUs. Without a doubt Apple is Imagination’s biggest mobile customer, however other chip makers like Samsung, MediaTek, AllWinner also use the same GPUs. What is it that makes these GPUs so popular, especially with Apple?

How GameBench makes its uncheatable benchmark

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by on December 9, 2013 3:06 am
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Android Authority has spoken with GameBench to find out how it intends to create an uncheatable benchmark that measures “real world performance.” The company has also released its first scores, some of which are very surprising!

Nexus 5 leak

This week, the veil lifted on the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat leaked, we got confirmation that curved phones are coming soon, the Note 3 launched amidst controversy, Google downplayed Android malware, and the benchmark debacle erupted.

Friday Debate no text

On this edition of the Friday Debate, we discuss benchmarks. There’s a bit of a scandal going on in the Android community, following reports that several large manufacturers are artificially boosting their scores in benchmarks. Do you care? Or is the whole issue overblown?