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Samsung’s KitKat update seems to remove benchmark-boosting “shenanigans”

Ars Technica - When we reviewed Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 back in October, we noticed that it was doing something funny. Launching most benchmarking applications would kick the phone's CPU into overdrive, forcing all CPU cores to run at their maximum rated speeds for as long as the application was open. Maxing out the CPU frequencies threw a wrench in our standard suite of tests, inflating some benchmark scores by around 20 percent.

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