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A week ago, we brought you news of a cheating scandal involving MediaTek and its popular [with low-end smartphones] Helio P95 SoC. The company was found to be gaming the system in UL's PCMark benchmark utility, posting overall scores that were inflated by as much as 30 percent due to a hidden “Sports Mode”. The Helio P95 scores were so high in fact, that they outpaced the performance of MediaTek's flagship Dimensity 1000 5G SoC. AnandTech's initial investigation prompted a response from MediaTek, but it denied any wrongdoing, and didn't admit to cheating. Instead, the company stated the following: Many companies design devices to run on the highest possible... Read more...
Cheating in synthetic benchmarks is an old practice; one that has been uncovered and litigated many times over through the years. Most recently, Huawei was caught gaming the system with a number of its smartphones (3DMark scores were inflated by as much as 47 percent), after which it apologized and ended the practice. Now it’s time for MediaTek to have its feet held to the fire over alleged benchmark cheating. This latest reporting comes to us from AnandTech, which discovered that MediaTek is up to some funny business when it comes to the Helio P95 SoC, which is used in the European market Oppo Reno3 Pro smartphone. The Helio P95 is nearly identical to its predecessor, the... Read more...