“Benchmarking is serious business, and we’re not saying that tongue-in-cheek,” Paul Lilly reports for HotHardware.
“Buying decisions are often made based on how well a product benchmarks, which is why we spend so much time putting hot (and sometimes not-so-hot) hardware through their paces,” Lilly reports. “However, benchmarks are only meaningful when there’s a level playing field, and when companiestry to ‘game’ the business of benchmarking, it’s not only a form of cheating, it also bamboozles potential buyers who (rightfully) assume the numbers are supposed mean something.”
Lilly reports, “We bring this up because Futuremark just delisted a bunch of devices from its 3DMark benchmark because it suspects foul play is at hand. Delisted devices are stripped of their rank and scores. In this instance, several Samsung and HTC devices are accused of breaking Futuremark’s benchmarking rules. ”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Samsung is truly a despicable company. Do not buy Samsung-branded products.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Wingsy” for the heads up.]
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