Apple Says Poor Performance in Aging iPhones is Part of Delivering a Good User Experience 

After poor performance in older iPhones prompted an investigation by a number of Reddit users and additional testing by benchmark app maker Primate Labs, Apple has finally weighed in on the controversy surrounding its ageing handsets. The verdict? It seems the people were right. Read More >>

HTC One M8 Relegated to Last Place as Benchmarking Nerd War Turns Nasty

HTC's claim that its gaming of the benchmarking system is actually a feature of the HTC One M8 has been laughed at by the makers of the 3Dmark tool, with the M8 accused of cheating and dumped to last place in the tables. Which, in the packed world of Android, means the HTC powerhouse is now around 1,000th position in the performance charts. Read More >>

HTC One M8 Benchmarks Inflated by Sneaky “High Performance Mode” Option

HTC has confessed that its new HTC One is able to detect benchmark testing tools and throw more resources at them, although rather than fudge the issue as Samsung did when it was rumbled pulling the same trick, HTC says this "High Performance Mode" is actually a feature. Read More >>

Intel Outs 64-bit Mobile Processor and Graphs to Prove its Power

If we believe the evidence provided by Intel's own in-house benchmarking, the chip-maker's forthcoming dual-core Merrifield Atom series is going to be the one to have inside your glossy rectangle in Q3 of 2014 -- managing to outperform Apple's A7 64-bit brain. Read More >>

HTC’s Rumoured M8 2014 Obliterates the HTC One in Supposed Benchmarks

Benchmark tests of a phone that may be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 powered HTC M8 have popped up online, suggesting, as you might expect, that it's a bit fast. The M8 beats the HTC One in all areas, particularly when it comes to 3D gaming performance. It ought to be another must-get phone from HTC. [AnTuTu via Techradar] Read More >>

The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks: Everybody’s Doing It

Samsung has been blamed before for fudging the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S3 in order to make the phones perform faster than it does naturally in benchmarks. But Anandtech has run the numbers and found that pretty much every smartphone maker is cheating. Read More >>

Ugh, Samsung Rigged the Note 3 to Perform Better in Benchmark Tests

After pulling the same dirty trick with the Galaxy S4, Samsung has been caught rigging the Galaxy Note 3 to perform better in benchmark tests than it does anywhere else. It's like all Samsung phones are on performance enhancing drugs or something. Read More >>

iPhone A7 Chip Benchmarks: Forget the Specs, It Blows Everything Away

We just ran benchmarks on Apple's new iPhone 5S, revealing that, yup, this is the dopest smartphone silicon ever made. This thing freaking churns, crushing every other smartphone out there on both computational power and graphics. But if you look at common specs like core-count and clock speed for the hardware, you'd never know it. Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy Note III Benchmarks Hint at Phone of Ultimate Power

Samsung's Galaxy Note III, images of which have been leaked all over the internet for the past few months, has supposedly been benchmarked in something approaching its final hardware and software form. The numbers are quite impressive. Read More >>

Samsung Denies Trying to Artificially Inflate Its Benchmark Scores

This morning, it was reported that Samsung had rigged the Galaxy S4 to perform better in benchmarks. This afternoon comes Samsung's terse response, which answers some questions, but leaves others flapping in the wind. Read More >>

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Early Benchmarks Show New Nexus 7 Is Blazing Fast

The first batch of new Nexus 7s are in the hands of testers, so what's the first thing everyone does? Run benchmarks, of course. And what do they all tell us? Google's new tablet is blazing fast; especially considering it's saddled with last year's top-of-the-line processor. It's almost as fast as an HTC One for goodness sake. Read More >>

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Apple’s Probably Making New MacBook Pros With Haswell Chips

Prepare yourself for the shocking revelation that, yes, Apple probably is making new MacBook Pros, and that, surprisingly, they'll use Intel's latest chips. A recent rumoured benchmark shows Apple could be testing them right now, and that they're pretty damn fast if so. Read More >>

Yes, the New Mac Pro Is Going to Be Faster Than the Old One

Shock horror: the first supposed benchmarks from the new Apple Bin Mac Pro are out and it's quicker all round than the previous generation. It's also packing a bespoke build of OS X 10.9 Mavericks and a spec sheet to utterly drool over. Read More >>

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Benchmarks: This Thing Has a Face-Melting GPU

While most high-end Android phones currently sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600, there's another chip announced earlier this year waiting to hit the scene: the Snapdragon 800. Now, the first benchmarks of that new chip are in — and its GPU promises to smoke the competition. Read More >>

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The MacBook Cheat Sheet

Before deciding to buy one of those gorgeous new Airs, if anyone is looking for a full breakdown and comparison of the entire MacBook lineup, commenter Ryan Bane put together a pretty comprehensive comparison between every model, every option, specs, etc. with information from Apple and around the internet. Read More >>