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    We all want fast devices, but RAM, CPU, and GPU are all just lines on a spec sheet. That's where benchmarking comes in, but they can be gamed, and even cheated. Today we're going hands on with GameBench, a new app that aims to change that and give us information that's useful and accurate. With so many components inside our devices, and complex interrelations between them, it's all but impossible for us to gauge "how fast" something is just by looking at its specifications. Additional cores have an impact. How fast those cores are clocked play into the equation as well. Why type of ...

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    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 ...

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