Samsung denies fixing Galaxy S4 benchmarks

Samsung claims it hasn't been cheating on tests after a detailed report claimed code called "BenchmarkBooster" was found on the S4.

Samsung's Galaxy S4
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Samsung has been forced to respond to a detailed technical breakdown of its flagship Galaxy S4's benchmarking performance, in which tech site AnandTech claims code in the phone specifically overclocks the phone's processor to give an unrealistic score for some widely used benchmarking tools.

Tipped off by a post on the Beyond3D forum, the site ran a variety of commonly used benchmarks and kept a close eye on the Galaxy S4's central processor and graphics processor clock speeds. It found that the phone seemed to increase its clock speed when running certain benchmarks.

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