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Samsung removes Benchmark Boosting code from the Note 3 and S4

Few months after the S4 was released, the guys at AnandTech uncovered a fact that Samsung was 'gaming' the benchmark scores by essentially leaving the phone's core at 'Full throttle' mode i.e. let it function at it's maximum speed whenever some Benchmark apps were run. This increased the benchmark score of the S4 and even the Note 3 marginally.


Months later, Samsung seems to have finally removed the 'Benchmark Boosting Code' from its latest KitKat firmware updates for the S4 and the Note 3 according to some tests by the folks at Arstechnica
The Benchmarks

Geekbench scores for S4 and Note 3 running Android 4.4.2 are significantly lower than the ones running Android 4.3. Geekbench provided Arstech’s investigators the benchmark scores from every single S4 and Note 3 device that ever benchmarked using Geekbench which makes the above score pretty much undisputable. 

Thus, we can safely conclude that Samsung has removed the ‘booster’ code from both S4 and Note 3 which made them behave indifferently to Benchmarking apps like Geekbench and Antutu.

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