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HTC doesn’t see One (M8) optimization for benchmark apps as cheating

31
Mar
2014

After various reports and reviews revealed that HTC’s new One (M8) smartphone may be cheating in some benchmarks – the phone boots performance when certain benchmarks are detected – the company has confirmed to CNET that it indeed handles benchmark apps differently than regular apps, although it said it doesn’t see this as cheating. “Benchmarking tests look to determine maximum performance of the CPU and GPU and, similar to the engine in a high-performance sports car, our engineers optimize in certain scenarios to produce the best possible performance,” the company told the publication in a statement. “If someone would like to get around this benchmarking optimization there are ways to do so, but we think most often this will not

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