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Why Apple chooses Imagination for its GPUs

by: Gary SimsMarch 6, 2014
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?
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Samsung stops skewing benchmarks results with KitKat update

by: Shawn IngramMarch 4, 2014
Recently Samsung and other Android manufacturers started to artificially boost their numbers in benchmark apps, but it appears that practice is starting to come to an end with Samsung’s KitKat update. Read on for more!
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First Tegra K1 benchmarks appear, courtesy of the Lenovo ThinkVision 28

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 13, 2014
The first collection of benchmarks for Nvidia's new Tegra K1 SoC have appeared, but can the chip live up to the reputation of its Kepler GPU?
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How GameBench makes its uncheatable benchmark

by: Gary SimsDecember 9, 2013
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!
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Galaxy S5 candidate spotted in benchmark: 2K display, 2.5GHz processor, Android KitKat

by: Bogdan PetrovanDecember 4, 2013
The SM-G900S seems to match the description of Samsung’s upcoming superphone, with a 2K display, a Qualcomm 2.5GHz processor, and Android 4.4 on board.
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Futuremark delists “suspicious” Samsung and HTC devices from 3DMark scoreboard

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 26, 2013
Futuremark, maker of the 3DMark cross-platform benchmarking app, announced it removed from its scoreboard several Samsung and HTC devices “suspected of breaking [its] rules.”
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GameBench is a new type of benchmark billed as “uncheatable”

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 21, 2013
British startup Gamebench wants to change benchmarking with a different kind of test, that’s supposed to be impervious to manipulation and better at measuring the often invoked “real world performance”.
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Must read Android: top 12 stories this week

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 6, 2013
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.
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Samsung says it doesn’t cheat on benchmarks; Apple’s Phil Schiller points out these “shenanigans” on Twitter

by: Chris SmithOctober 4, 2013
Samsung told a publication that it doesn't cheat on benchmarks, as a report suggested recently, while Apple's Phil Schiller noticed Samsung's "shenanigans" on Twitter.
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Do you care that Android manufacturers cheat in benchmarks?

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 4, 2013
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?
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