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Two days ago, Raja Koduri teased Intel's next-generation Xe-HGP gaming GPU running a new and, at the time, unreleased 3DMark Mesh Shader feature test. There was no information provided about the GPU, like what clockspeed it was running at or how it fared in the new benchmark. However, if you want to run it yourself, it is now available. The new test evaluates Mesh Shader performance, which is a trick that is part of the DirectX 12 Ultimate application program interface (API). Part of the reason UL added the Mesh Shader feature test to its 3DMark suite is because it "shows how game developers can boost framerates by using mesh shaders in the graphics pipeline." "Mesh shaders introduce a new approach... Read more...
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...
Yesterday afternoon, we reported on Huawei's rather suspect "optimizations" when it comes to its smartphones running 3DMark. The company was caught red-handed cheating by AnandTech, and UL took the drastic move to delist benchmark results for the P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3 and Honor Play. At the time, UL stated, "We found that the scores from the public 3DMark app were up to 47% higher than the scores from the private app, even though the tests are identical... This kind of detection and optimization is forbidden by our rules for manufacturers."  Following the news story blowing up yesterday and gaining widespread attention, cooler heads have prevailed and both UL and Huawei have... Read more...