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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Benchmarks: Comparing CPU and GPU Performance with the Kirin 990, Snapdragon 855, and Snapdragon 845

Nearly two weeks ago, Qualcomm invited tech journalists to Maui for the 2019 Snapdragon Tech Summit. At the event, the company unveiled its latest high-end SoC for mobile devices: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. Qualcomm says the new Snapdragon 865 boasts a 25% CPU performance increase and a 20% GPU performance increase over the...

OPPO Find X and F7 delisted from 3DMark for benchmark cheating

3DMark is a piece of benchmarking software initially developed by Futuremark and acquired by a company now known as UL. UL was formally known as Underwriters Laboratories. They were solely a global safety consulting and certification company until they began acquiring companies like Futuremark. 3DMark is a piece of software that benchmarks all major devices that...

How EAS helps make the Google Pixel the fastest Android phone

Far back in the past when Linux was just an idea in the mind of Linus Torvalds, CPUs were single-core entities which required an immense amount of energy for little power. The first ever commercially available processor, the Intel 4004, ran at a clock-rate of 740kHz on a single core. Back then, there was no need...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Benchmarks and Comparison: As Powerful as Promised, for Better or Worse

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 was officially announced last December, though its reveal at the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit left us with almost as many questions as answers. While we managed to get a surface-level description of its architecture and capabilities, so far, we’ve had to rely on the company’s internal data -- namely, its quoted...

DO Trust OnePlus 5T Benchmarks in Reviews

Earlier this year, we published a report where we found that a couple smartphone vendors, including OnePlus, had begun cheating on benchmarks. This came as a bit of a surprise, as there was a massive backlash in 2013 when smartphone vendors had previously attempted to cheat on benchmarks, and benchmark cheating had fallen to the...

M9: Is Throttling a Non-issue? Can’t We Trust Benchmarks?

When the first reports of the M9 overheating came to light, many forum users began a collective joke-round calling the phone a popcorn machine, a grill, and other unoriginal remarks that we’ve seen with every device that presents sign of overheating, from gaming consoles to graphics cards. In this sense, the internet is not very...