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Samsung responds to benchmark-rigging allegations claiming it's innocent

0. phoneArena 31 Jul 2013, 07:47 posted on

If you weren't around yesterday, here's what you missed: AnandTech has pretty much alleged that Samsung rigs benchmarks outright with a line of code on the Galaxy S4, which bumps its GPU clock from 480MHz to 533MHz, resulting in an 11% bump in scores...

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posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:48 27

1. deacz (Posts: 162; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

good thing theres real tech sites that actually know something, and looks deep into tech. Not just internet repost sites like PA.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:52 4

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

You can't blame PA for that, since there are many newbies here like Chris P. and Ivan S.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:04 12

7. tech2 (Posts: 3463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Their author might be newbies but not PA !

PA, has been like this ever since their inception ! Just like I can't blame your dad if you are a useless kid trolling every other article on PA by posting mind numbing fanboy comments. You can't blame PA for their 2 authors only!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:11 5

12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4847; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Are we really shocked that OEM's might be manipulating their numbers? Really?!?

There is so much integrity in the mobile game right? Like no one EVER copies each other & no one ever tweaks their numbers right?

This is a honest & a full of honor industry right?

C'mon this has been happening since umm.... FOREVER!!! lol

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:49 7

35. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

AMD/ATI and Nvidia have been tweaking their drivers for desktops for years now, just trying to edge out the competition for a few extra points in 3D Mark or various other benchmarks. Why hammer anyone in the mobile scene for pumping up frequencies? Different means, same ends, we all win

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 15:17

49. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3897; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

So why not say "clocked to 480MHz (turbo boost to 533MHz)"??

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:11 3

42. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1218; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

So let me get this straight, you all are on here complaining about how useless PA but yet you actively choose to come on this site and comment on the articles. That makes perfect sense (sarcasm).

If you don't like it then why don't you go to some other tech site then and comment on their stories? No one is telling you that you have to go on here.

And if you want to use a parent/child anaology, you are acting like a little child crying and screaming at his mother because she bought him the wrong action figure. In other words, you're starting to sound like a little brat.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:14

43. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1218; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I typed this on my phone so I apologize there were some errors that I didnt catch until after it posted.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 13:09 2

45. tech2 (Posts: 3463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Apology accepted ! ;)

If would've read my comment no. 5 below you would realize I am not actually trying to bash PA. I use PA as my daily driver for tech news and there is no denying PA is the most informative of'em all !

However, that doesn't mean this site is perfect I only made my points to make this site a bit better, if at all it catches the eye of PA's authors. Infact, if you'd understood my comment you'll realize I was actually defending PA's authors. My point was, instead of copy/paste from other tech sites PA should also churn new articles themselves. Its quite obligatory if not mandatory for PA to post their own content especially them being such a global tech site.

With regards to my analogy, it was meant sarcastically for xperiaDROID and had nothing to do with anyone/anything.

Have a nice day ! :)

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 13:46

46. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1218; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I wasn't singling you out. I did say "you all" which would imply everyone above you that were going on about how PA sucks.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:57

19. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)

and you

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:54 3

3. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

It's a site for the masses

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:56 1

4. AngryAppleCustomer. (Posts: 30; Member since: 01 May 2013)

I upvoted faster than Usain Bolt sprinting downhill on a speeding Lamborghini.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:58 3

5. tech2 (Posts: 3463; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Agreed. No other site posts so much news as PA but hardly any material they post is theirs'. Every other website from time to time do their research & creative thinking and post something from their own head but sadly PA being such a pronounced website don't do that....smh

Even their reviews (especially video) are boring. No editing skills and choosing careful words nothing unique whatsoever.

PS - I dont wish to bash PA but they really need to lift their quality now as they are pretty well known !

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:05 1

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Don't blame PA, some news are even first on PA and late on other sites. Yes, for some things they need to pull up their socks and do great.

BTW, Sammy smartly defended the argument.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:20 11

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

Anti-samsung fans are really starved these days, they'll take any negative and blow it up to huge proportions. They sure had a feast yesterday. Crazy hungry fans.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 09:19 7

24. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

The anti-Apple fans have been doing the same thing for years. Now it's Samsung who face the wrath of these idiots.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:59 6

6. Bootutu (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

There's your answer, it works at 533MHz in other apps too, 480MHz is to protect your phone, all that drama for nothing, suck it up.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:31 5

32. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

And you believe them?
Anand found the list of applications allowed for 533MHz and all of them were Benchmarks, it's a white list, not a black list for games.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:35

44. zack89 (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)

Really? Do you have some proof of that?
Look at Update on GPU Optimizations in Galaxy S4 on Anandtech :)

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:04 11

8. wendygarett (unregistered)

I will never surf Anandtech anymore, this site always against Samsung... And everyone know Samsung is innocent as always... Gsmarena done much better reviews than this anandturd

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:43 12

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 21734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I notice when you switch into I love Sammy/android mode your profile pic switches to that phone. When you switch back to I love apple/iOS, your profile pic switches to a pretty girl. Hmmmmmm

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:55 5

18. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)


posted on 31 Jul 2013, 09:19 1

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 21734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I can't help but notice that WM LOL. Like clockwork bro.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 15:00 2

47. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Bipolar disorder

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:26 13

31. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)

Your are the biggest idiot ever in the history of mankind. It's a good thing that you won't visit Anandtech. Anandtech don't need this kind of idiot. period.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:48 4

34. wendygarett (unregistered)

You sir are so wrong!!! And my green thumb tells that, how many green do you have? What a shame...

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:15 5

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 21734; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

We've known for eons, that attention is what you crave. You're no techie, you're an attention insert expletive here _ _ _ _ _!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 11:17 3

38. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

That’s nothing wrong with anandtech because everything what they have said is also comes with solid proof.
but i’m not suprised if you hate anandtech cuz samsung fanboy like you will never be able to accept the truth. and everybody knows that samsung mindless fanboys will always defend samsung no matter how much dirty move that samsung do.

like it or not anandtech is one of the best site when it comes to detailed reviews.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 02:16 1

58. Captain_Doug (Posts: 997; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Yeah, cuz Samsung has never done anything shady... AnandTech is an amazing website.

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