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Samsung boosts graphics in Exynos Galaxy S4 to manipulate benchmark scores

0. phoneArena 30 Jul 2013, 09:33 posted on

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the best selling Android smartphone of all times and it’s scored tremendously well in benchmarks…

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:40 41

1. Alexa (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)


you see...Samsung...lol hahaha playing cheat

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:07 20

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Let us see what the fanboys have to say about this now...
"The GPU was wrong"!?!
Or maybe "Anandtech couldn't be trusted".

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:13 18

14. mobi_user (Posts: 152; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


I believe if it was Apple or Nokia, there would be 120 comments by now, instead of only 12

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 15:15 3

60. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 668; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


In a Smartphone world that boasts specs above reliability, this is no surprise.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 20:53 1

74. tedkord (Posts: 12272; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And sixty of them would be making excuses for Apple, or calling Samsung plastic or saying that Google sells your bank account password.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:42 10

29. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Anandtech didn't discover this. Anandtech simply is taking the material from another source. Stop hyping anandtech as if they are some sort of demi-god.

Brian Klug was informed by a well-known Exynos developer AndreiLux about this. This has been in the forums since a long time.

As usual PA has to find this long only after Anandtech "DISCOVERED" this.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:46 6

32. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


why so much hate for anandtech?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:15 3

42. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Because uneducated people think Anandtech is the "ONLY" tech site worth reading. The hype around AT is just too much. In reality they are just another review site. These guys are also mere journalists.

BTW, AT's bias towards Intel/Apple is well-known. There was a time when only Apple products used to get full-blown review.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:33 6

47. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It certainly is not only review site...but it is one of very best...their reviews are heavily detailed...and I haven't seen any bias lately...take it easy and have fun!

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:54 3

36. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You missed my point...well, the plane flew away. Will come back to you soon as you understand what i meant.
Meanwhile, be patient.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:27 2

46. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


It doesn't take me long to understand what it meant. Maybe it might be a news for you, but I am a long time member of b3d. I don't need AT to tell me something "new".

If your knowledge on this subject is limited to what Anandtech told you, then you are not worth discussing.

You may find Anandtech as "cool", but for me I find it just average/above-average.

For someone who makes a living on enterprise (read data center) systems performance analysis, I do a lot of benchmarking than most folks around here. And those benchmarks are not for small-petty mobiles, but for multi-PB systems.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 12:03 4

50. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Where did i even say Anandtech is the best or i worshipped it?
It was just a reference since it was a part of the article...and what fanboys usually do.
Spew your bitter-hate somewhere else man! Sheesh.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 14:25

57. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


I always knew your knowledge is always limited to what someone else (AT in this present case) says.

Waste of time for me to debate with you.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 15:34 2

61. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Suit yourself your 'highness'!

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 15:54

62. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Not my fault if you didn't receive proper education. You should ask yourself.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 17:05 2

64. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


What the hell is your problem?
If you're oh so high up there, would you mind EDUCATING us 'low life'?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:46 6

48. medicci37 (Posts: 1288; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


You sound mad. Lol the article isn't about Anandtech. Was a fanboy

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 12:02

49. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Yea, I feel surrounded by uneducated people like yourself. Best part is that I can't even have a technical discussion with you. You are just too ignorant to discuss anything. Only thing you can do is troll.

Maybe if the population was bit wiser, it would have been a much better discussion.

Why don't you do some studies in meanwhile?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 12:50 3

53. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


It's funny that PA didn't mention anything about the CPU boost that is applied to benchmarks on both the Snapdragon and Exynos versions. Also the thermal limit too is lifted by about 10 °C to improve performance.

But I guess Samsung is not alone. Nvidia's so-called "Tegra Optimized Games" have been doing something like this for quite a while. These games only apply the max. setting if they see Tegra GPU. But it only takes root access and some file modification to get the details to the max.

I guess now I understand why Nexuses score so low in benchmarks and yet their real life performance is great.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:20 10

18. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


This called Shamesung Innovation. They thing that they can fool all people by add and paid reviewers.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:41

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Comment #26 please.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:49 7

33. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Samsung shouldn't be doing this, but they weren't the first ones to do it and won't be the last one. Moreover, it's interesting to see that when intel "cheated" with their AnTuTu test, nobody called them cheaters. Bias much?
Plus, the epitome of sports car makers, Ferrari, cheats as well. Ferrari do not let car magazines test their cars without optimizing their cars(changing suspension settings,etc) on specific test surface to be tested.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:02 5

37. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


So, don't forget to call Ferrari, Intel, Nvidia, etc,,,,cheats as well. Samsung is in good company.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 11:04 1

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


oh god how many gs4 are there and how many different type of chipset for that, oh god i'm so confuse......!!!

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:42 10

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


your just now realizing benchmarks dont matter?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:03 9

9. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The benchmarks that simulate real-world performance absolutely do matter, question is: do you know how to read them?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 10:16 7

17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


The real question is: Do you know how to manipulate them? :P

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:42 14

3. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...this is shameful samsung...people reported this earlier...

http://forum.beyond3d.com/showthread.php?p=1760026#post1760026

And now anand and brian have confirmed !!!

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 09:46 12

4. Jack58221 (Posts: 154; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


that was a cheap little trick.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 16:39 7

63. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Mate, 'Sammy plastic fan club' is hurt. I mean how much can a plastic fan take these days ?! I used to think that isheep's are the worst. But then Nokia fanboys came along....and just when u thought u seen them all..these new breed of fanboyism..I mean I think they are by far the most pathetic human beings. And their beloved Sammy just makes it so hard for them..to belive in the plastic cause.
exynos lagging in benchmarks - statement " no benchmarks are not everything real world performance is everything"
Exynos gets better " yeah number one the most powerful machine benchmarks are everything"
Htc pulls the pr stunt with htc one outside s4 lunch " Ohhh how could they totally uncool and unacceptable"
Sammy hires students to bitch about competition on forums " Aaa yeah brilliant marketing"
Sony Htc unveal quite a large number of phones during 2012 " ahhh the confusion..bla bla how can they bankruptcy "
Sammy releases 20 models starting with s4 " yeah we love it Sammy gives us choice"
Htc does the + cycle 2 years in a row " ohh bankrupt..how could they the betrayal"
Sammy does the same this year " Aaa nothing wrong here move along"

And many others. Bottom of line ?! The most double faced brain washed (if there even was one to wash) pathetic fan boys out there. The Sammy boys.

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