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Qualcomm Vellamo Benchmarking System [Hands-On]

Qualcomm Vellamo Benchmarking System [Hands-On]

It's Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc's turn and it's time to benchmark some heads. There's a new benchmark in town, and this one's aimed directly at the mobile browser performance of YOUR device. Where the major benchmarking systems we speak of most often test more general CPU power and 3D graphics prowess of single core, dual core, and all kinds of core mobile handset processors, here we've got not one, but a whole suite of tests set up to show the web browser performance of whichever handset you're aiming to try out - and it works on tablets, of course, too!

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AMD Bulldozer Engineering Sample CPU details slip

AMD Bulldozer Engineering Sample CPU details slip

Anytime a new platform with processors and mainboards are in the works you can bet that there are engineering samples of the parts floating around well in advance of the CPU actually hitting stores. For instance, AMD ships out a bunch of the sample processors for all sorts of reasons. Some of them go to reviewers so they can write about the products on launch day, some go to partners that want to start working on system configurations before the parts launch, and some land other places.

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BAPco goes Cee Lo Green on AMD

BAPco goes Cee Lo Green on AMD

I mentioned yesterday that AMD had pulled out of the industry group known as BAPco that produces the SYSmark benchmarking suite that is used widely for testing computer performance online and in print. AMD said that it wanted to support a benchmark suite that was based on open standards. BAPco benchmarks tend to use the software that is most popular in its test suite with the latest version SYSmark 2012 using Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat, WinZip, AutoCAD, and 3ds Max among others.

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Android browsing 52% faster than iPhone? Maybe, maybe not…

Android browsing 52% faster than iPhone? Maybe, maybe not…

The mobile browser speed wars continue, and the latest fray comes courtesy of website optimization firm Blaze with claims that Android is 52-percent faster than iPhone, and quicker - in real-world testing - on 84-percent of sites. That's despite Apple's much-vaunted Nitro JavaScript engine, new to iOS 4.3 on the iPhone and iPad 2. We spoke to Blaze to find out more about the testing process, and in what ways the company was interpreting the results.

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iPad 2 Browser Benchmarks

iPad 2 Browser Benchmarks

The iPad 2, Steve Jobs took to the stage to tell us, offers twice the performance of the original iPad and 9x the graphics performance, thanks to its dual-core 1GHz Apple A5 processor. Still, what does that mean for daily use? Considering most people spend their time on tablets browsing, we ran some side-by-side SunSpider benchmarking on Apple's old and new iPads to see how the new model shaped up. Check out the results after the cut.

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Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone Gets Benchmarked on Video

Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone Gets Benchmarked on Video

Despite the fact that Sony may have denied the PlayStation phone in the past, it's obviously a real thing, and it's coming. With rumors suggesting that the device could launch as early as March, 2011, it's easy to start hoping that the device gets leaked more and more. We've already seen the device in some close-up videos, but this time around we get to watch as the device is run through the Qualcomm Neocore benchmark application.

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Futuremark delays 3DMark 11, geeks saddened

Futuremark delays 3DMark 11, geeks saddened

In the land of the computer geek, one of the apps that is used to show who has the biggest e-penis is 3DMark. When a new version of the app is announced geeks get all excited at the prospect of being the first to set records and hit milestones using the app. Undoubtedly with the new version of the app, 3DMark 11, being announced and expected soon geeks were all excited about benchmarking.

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