July 30, 2013
— Purple Avenger File under you can't trust anyone or anything these days.
...Running any games, even the most demanding titles, returned a GPU frequency of 480MHz...We've seen this sort of thing in years past with PC video card drivers cheating on standard benchmarks.
...Firing up GLBenchmark 2.5.1 however triggers a GPU clock not available elsewhere: 532MHz. The same is true for AnTuTu and Quadrant...
...We should see roughly an 11% increase in performance in GLBenchmark 2.5.1 over GFXBench 2.7.0, and we end up seeing a bit more than that. The reason for the difference? GLBenchmark 2.5.1 appears to be singled out as a benchmark that is allowed to run the GPU at the higher frequency/voltage setting.
The S4 is already a dazzling piece of high performance hardware. Why even bother with a cheap swindle like this? You can't get away with it and not get caught; not these days. There's just too many geeks with too many skilz out there.
Aside from the embarrassment of getting caught, offering artificially high benchmarks for generation "n" of product raises the bar that generation "n+1" needs to jump over to have a performance delta that people are willing pay for to get an upgrade.
Unless you're facing stiff, similarly performing, competition in generation "n", which Samsung is NOT, there's no economic incentive to even try cheating. Deliberately understating performance is actually more to your advantage when you have untapped design headroom and no real competition.
Dr. House: "Everybody lies."
Q: People are going to ask why they didn't just crank the damned thing at the 532mhz cheat speed all the time and dispense with the skullduggery?
A: The answer is undoubtedly power consumption, and (possibly) heat dissipation issues. In any given processor design and fab generation, increases in clock speed will mean higher power requirements - the logic gates on chips draw the most power when they transition from one state to another. More mhz = more state transitions/second.
Q: Why boost voltage?
A: At any given clock speed boosting voltage also increases power consumption. Watts=Volts*Amps, BUT with current fab processes, you can often run a higher clock rate (up to a point) at that higher voltage, thus increasing performances. Your heat dissipation issues ratchet up accordingly of course.
Posted by: model_1066 at July 30, 2013 10:25 PM (QeafI)
Posted by: a cynical but rarely angry Adriane at July 30, 2013 10:29 PM (Wk9TK)
Posted by: buzzion at July 30, 2013 10:41 PM (LI48c)
Posted by: and irresolute at July 30, 2013 10:42 PM (DBH1h)
For any given product, service, campaign promise, etc.
Overpromise/underdeliver = lying scumbag.
Underpromise/overdeliver = hero/straight shooter
Posted by: Purp[/i][/b][/u][/s] at July 30, 2013 10:46 PM (S3yfV)
Posted by: "Jay-Z" at July 30, 2013 11:45 PM (7BwYs)
Posted by: justin at July 31, 2013 12:56 AM (tclnS)
Posted by: Vic at July 31, 2013 01:35 AM (lZvxr)
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 31, 2013 01:41 AM (hl24d)
Posted by: Steve at July 31, 2013 01:41 AM (alDW0)
Posted by: Michael Garibaldi at July 31, 2013 01:46 AM (/D087)
Posted by: joncelli at July 31, 2013 01:49 AM (5zY4+)
You wouldn't care if a car maker lied about the horsepower their latest flagship model produced, especially if that was coupled with certain mileage expectations? Or if they misrepresented the performance by putting the engine in a mode that drastically reduced mileage but that mode was not obtainable by normal users?
There is a reason people buy high end items instead of less expensive ones. Besides those obsessed with status symbols, there are those who actually have a use for the performance they can obtain at that time for a reasonable price.
Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 02:00 AM (kcfmt)
No I don't give a damn bout advertised HP either. Back when I did give a shit the advertised HP was always much lower for insurance purposes.
Posted by: Vic at July 31, 2013 02:10 AM (lZvxr)
Posted by: Vic at July 31, 2013 02:18 AM (lZvxr)
Posted by: Viridian at July 31, 2013 02:20 AM (5ypJ8)
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at July 31, 2013 02:23 AM (kXoT0)
Posted by: Typical Moderate worshiper like transplanted assholes from MA at July 31, 2013 02:51 AM (lZvxr)
Posted by: Typical Moderate worshiper like transplanted assholes from MA at July 31, 2013 02:52 AM (lZvxr)
Posted by: NR Pax at July 31, 2013 02:59 AM (U+O64)
Posted by: NR Pax at July 31, 2013 07:59 AM (U+O64)
Google operating system.
That is all.
Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2013 03:33 AM (LI48c)
Posted by: Chris_Balsz at July 31, 2013 03:41 AM (EN1pj)
Posted by: phunctor at July 31, 2013 03:42 AM (NCkFb)
Your Samsung is now watching you fap. That is all.
Posted by: Ian S. at July 31, 2013 03:43 AM (OevbG)
Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectal at July 31, 2013 04:24 AM (wR+pz)
Posted by: superflex at July 31, 2013 04:50 AM (4a/4i)
I have the S3, and it is an excellent phone, with only a few minor problems. However, it too is a battery hog.
The weird thing is that my car charger takes forever to recharge it -- on the order of 8 hours. The home charger takes about 90 minutes.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 31, 2013 04:58 AM (gqgiP)
Posted by: mikey at July 31, 2013 07:12 AM (HAWZY)
Posted by: superflex at July 31, 2013 08:04 AM (4a/4i)
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