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Intel reveals Meltdown and Spectre fix slow-down cost

Intel reveals Meltdown and Spectre fix slow-down cost

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that were discovered last week are very bad news, and though Intel has been quick to roll out patches for them, the measures it had to take aren't exactly ideal. Specifically, these patches come with a performance hit for Intel systems, and in the lead up to their delivery, some benchmarks showed that the potential slowdown could be as high as 30%. While Meltdown and Spectre are issues that absolutely need to be defended against, the looming slowdown that accompanied these patches was still a bitter pill for Intel users to swallow.

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3DMark for Android gives meaning to numbers, adds Vulkan test

3DMark for Android gives meaning to numbers, adds Vulkan test

Benchmarks are a thorny subject, especially on mobile. A favorite among PC users, especially gamers, benchmarks have fallen out of fashion and under suspicion, no thanks to some OEMs caught “cheating” these tools. Of course, that hasn’t stopped Futuremark, creators of PCMark and the cross-platform 3DMark, in trying to make their numbers more relevant and more meaningful to users. Which is exactly what it trying to do with the latest update to the 3DMark benchmark app for Android, giving the tool a more “human” message.

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iPhone 8 leak shows top Android performance SMASHED!

iPhone 8 leak shows top Android performance SMASHED!

This afternoon we're taking a peek at a set of leaked benchmark scores for the next iPhone from Apple. The device in question is the iPhone 8, a device whose final release date-set name isn't finalized - and whose very existence hasn't yet been confirmed by Apple. As such, take the following with a grain of salt - but also know that the sources we're using here have rarely been wrong - or even really inaccurate - in the recent past.

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iPhone 7 Plus turns up on Geekbench, destroys Snapdragon 820 Androids

iPhone 7 Plus turns up on Geekbench, destroys Snapdragon 820 Androids

Yesterday a rumor popped up that suggested that the iPhone 7 Plus would be packing a new 2.4GHz A10 processor under the hood. The rumor also suggested that the new iPhone would also come in a new color called piano black. Today the iPhone 7 Plus has allegedly turned up on GeekBench showing off its impressive performance.

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Galaxy Note 7 scratch test sees how well the high-end Android holds up

Galaxy Note 7 scratch test sees how well the high-end Android holds up

At this point, we know all there is to know about the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. We have spent hands on time with the device and recently published our review of the smartphone. If you want to know how durable the Note 7 is before you plunk down your cash or use that upgrade you have been holding onto, this is your chance to see just how well the screen holds up. JerryRigEverything has the phone on its test bench and will be performing one of its scratch tests on the device to see how durable the screen is.

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OnePlus 3 packing 6GB of RAM surfaces in benchmarks

OnePlus 3 packing 6GB of RAM surfaces in benchmarks

It's been a month now since we saw that OnePlus 3 smartphone with 4GB of RAM hit AnTuTu bringing us details on the hardware that is thought to be inside the device. When those details showed up there wasn't any real benchmarks to give us an indication of how well the smartphone might perform. Another OnePlus 3 leak has happened this time with a strange codename Rain Rain A3000.

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AnTuTu benchmarks show Galaxy S7 Snapdragon version has better GPU performance

AnTuTu benchmarks show Galaxy S7 Snapdragon version has better GPU performance

We have seen plenty of leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone that will be launching soon. The leaks in the past have talked about nearly every facet of the smartphone including that there will be two version of the device. One version of the S7 will use Samsung's on Exynos8890 chip and the other will use a Snapdragon 820.

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Galaxy S7 Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 chips compared

Galaxy S7 Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 chips compared

Rumors are flying about the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones and word is that the chips inside the S7 smartphones will be split between an Exynos 8890 and a Snapdragon 820. The question in the enthusiasts mind is which of the smartphones will perform better. Recently the Galaxy S7 packing the Exynos 8890 passed through GeekBench 3.

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iPhone 6s’ AnTuTu debut blows competition out of the water

iPhone 6s’ AnTuTu debut blows competition out of the water

For a long time, smartphone benchmarks were the domain of Android devices, as many of the tools, like the ever so popular AnTuTu, just weren't available for Apple's iOS platform. With AnTuTu's latest version, however, it has finally bridged the platform gap. So now we can see a fuller version of AnTuTu's view of the smartphone world from the perspective of benchmark performance. For the first time, Apple's iPhones have appeared in the chart and immediately, Apple's latest and greatest is already trumping all the rest with its near 133,000 score.

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Galaxy S7 benchmarks may beat iPad Pro with Exynos

Galaxy S7 benchmarks may beat iPad Pro with Exynos

Could it be that next year's Samsung smartphones are already prepared to beat out Apple's highest-performing tablet, the iPad Pro? We're not about to suggest that processing power is in any way indicative of real-world usability. Nor are we going to place all our hopes in an Apples-to-Androids set of comparisons. But just for the sake of sorting out the possibilities - what if? What if the Samsung Galaxy S7 had the processing power to match or beat the iPad Pro?

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Galaxy A9 packing Snapdragon 620 spied on GeekBench

Galaxy A9 packing Snapdragon 620 spied on GeekBench

A few tidbits about the Samsung Galaxy A9 smartphone have leaked out over the last several months. New hard evidence of the device has now turned up in the form of some benchmarks captured on GeekBench. The A9 that put down the benchmarks carries model number SM-A9000.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 discovered in testing as codename Project Lucky

Samsung Galaxy S7 discovered in testing as codename Project Lucky

Samsung has already released all of its Galaxy devices for 2015, right? So we might as well start getting excited for next year's flagship, the assumed Galaxy S7. After all, we're already hearing rumors and speculation about the iPhone 7, so let's just start focusing on the phones of 2016. Right on the heels of Samsung's Exynos M1 system on a chip (SoC) being found in benchmark scores, additional details have revealed that the device using the chip is a test version of the Galaxy S7.

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