Samsung Caught In AnTuTu Cheating

Note 3’s benchmarking “adjustments” inflate scores by up to 20%

The file we ended up with is called “DVFSHelper.java,” and it contains a hard-coded list of every package that is affected by the special CPU boosting mode. According to this file, the function is used exclusively for benchmarks, and it seems to cover all the popular ones. There’s Geekbench, Quadrant, Antutu, Linpack, GFXBench, and even some of Samsung’s own benchmarks. The two functions applied to this list seem to be “PACKAGES_FOR_BOOST_ALL_ADJUSTMENT,” which is no doubt the CPU booster, and “PACKAGES_FOR_LCD_FRAME_RATE_ADJUSTMENT,” which makes it sound like the phone is also altering the display frame rate.

Really, what the hell is the point of cheating?

If you’re so confident in the value of your product, let the damned benchmarks speak for themselves.

And people will always — always! — turn to benchmarks as a buying guide. If it wasn’t for benchmarks, I would have never discovered the lower boundary for my own hardware needs.

Previously here:

AnTuTu X Vs. Onda V812
AnTuTu X: Re-Score Everything!
Allwinner A31s AnTuTu Score Inflation
Chinese CPU Maker Actions Caught In AnTuTu Score Fraud
I’m Disgusted With China’s Cheating
Allwinner: Fraud Inside?
Latest A31s AnTuTu Scores Are Confounding
AnTuTu 3.4 Vs. 4.0
AnTuTu 4.0 Is Coming

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