Samsung got in trouble before with their benchmark boosting, and HTC recently announced that the HTC One M8 comes with a performance mode, which basically increases the clock speed of the handsets processor when benchmarking apps are run on the handset.
The difference between Samsung and HTC, is that HTC has actually made this performance mode available to everyone, which means it can be enabled on the handset, Samsung did not do this on their device.
The guys over at FutureMark have decided to remove the HTC One M8 from their 3DMark benchmark rankings, they have done this because the HTC One M8 automatically detects benchmarking apps and increases the processor clock speed.
We have delisted the new HTC One (M8) from our 3DMark benchmark rankings because it does not comply with our rules for manufacturers. Specifically,
“The platform may not detect the launch of the benchmark executable. The platform must not…modify the usual functioning of the platform based on the detection of the benchmark.”
You can find out more information about why the HTC one has been removed from the FutureMark benchmarks over at their website at the link below.
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