It’s been exposed as of late that benchmarks are anything but reliable. Many Android OEMs have included software to ramp up CPU clock speed when benchmarks are detected, and other dirty tactics have been used as well. The GameBench app, recently launched to the Play Store, looks to be “uncheatable” — that is, OEMs shouldn’t be able to trick the software.
Unlike some other benchmarks which are foreground-centric, GameBench runs in the background while you play games. It will monitor items like frame rate and battery drain to compile all of the information into one rating. A cloud-based interface has been employed so you can look back at your scores and see just how well your device was able to handle it.
Allegedly, GameBench’s technology has been accepted by a host of silicon companies (whose names must go unnamed due to confidentiality agreements.
The cloud dashboard interface is one of the hugest draws, as alluded to earlier, because of both the ability to see past scores and to compare with other gamers’ information.
GameBench is free (as long as you’re a private user), and can be downloaded from Google Play at the second source link. Keep in mind that you’ll need to hook your Android device up to a Mac, Linux, or Windows computer before you can begin using it, though superuser access is not required.
Source: GameBench, Google Play