While benchmark optimization has been a hot topic, recently it has faded into the background as the industry adjusted. Previously, we saw changes such as an automatic 10% GPU overclock that was almost never achieved in normal applications, and behavior that would automatically plug in all cores and set the CPU frequency to maximum. Now, most OEMs have either stopped this behavior. Even if an OEM hasn't stopped such behavior, there are options that make it possible to use the altered CPU/GPU governor in all applications. Unfortunately, I have to talk about a case where this isn't true. While I've been working on reviewing the Ascend P7 and have found a lot to like, I am sure that the Ascend P7 alters CPU governor behavior...

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 7

We're back with another podcast. This time we start out with a discussion of Borderlands 2 and philosophies on sidequests in games. We briefly talk about TI defocusing its...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 6

Sorry for the delay this week! With Brian in Seoul, me getting back from NYC and Ian in London it was difficult to all get together for our usual...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2012

The iPhone 5 Display: Thoroughly Analyzed

When Apple rolled out the iPhone 5, they announced that it had a full sRGB gamut, which the new iPad almost achieves and would be a substantial improvement over...

99 by Chris Heinonen on 9/27/2012

The iPhone 5 Performance Preview

This morning we finally got our hands on Apple's iPhone 5. While we are eager to get started on battery life testing, that'll happen late tonight after a full...

238 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/21/2012

Apple A6 Die Revealed: 3-core GPU, < 100mm^2

Our good friends at UBM TechInsights sent over the first diffusion images of Apple's new A6 SoC. It's still too early to tell a lot but we have confirmation...

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/21/2012

LG Optimus G - JavaScript Performance Improving in Final Software

A few days ago we posted some preview performance numbers from the LG Optimus G with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad core Krait SoC at 1.5 GHz. While...

23 by Brian Klug on 9/20/2012

Hands On with the Windows Phone 8X and 8S

Earlier this morning Microsoft and HTC announced the new Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S. The specs of the two phones is below, but basically you're looking at...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

The Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC

Check out our hands on with the devices here. At an event today in NYC, HTC unveiled its first two Windows Phone 8 devices: the Windows Phone 8X and 8S...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

HTC's Windows Phone 8 NYC Event live blog

We just sat down at HTC's NYC event. Specifics aren't being shared about what's being announced here but follow along with our live blog to see what's bound to...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

Samsung's Galaxy Note II: Coming to Five US Carriers in Mid-November

We recently spent some hands on time with the Galaxy Note II, Samsung's new 5.5-inch Jelly Bean equipped Android smartphone/minitablet. The Note II runs a 32nm 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

iPhone 5/A6 SunSpider Performance: Faster than Intel's Atom Z2460

The first iPhone 5 reviews have lifted, confirming the leaked Geekbench data we saw in our earlier post. Apple's A6 appears to feature two custom ARM cores running at...

110 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/19/2012

Motorola Hits 2GHz with Intel Powered RAZR i

At the beginning of this year Intel finally unveiled its Atom Z2460 (Medfield) smartphone platform. The single-core, dual-thread CPU ran at up to 1.6GHz and was paired with a...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2012

LG Optimus G Performance Preview

Earlier tonight LG announced its Optimus G, the company's first Qualcomm Fusion 3 based smartphone (APQ8064 + MDM9615). If you don't follow Qualcomm's naming system closely, we're talking about...

20 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2012

Hands on with the LG Optimus G Updated: Sample Photos and White Model

Today we're at the LG Optimus G launch event in South Korea and just got a change to have a brief hands on with LG's new flagship smartphone. Initial...

14 by Brian Klug on 9/17/2012

LG Makes Optimus G Official - Quad Core 1.5 GHz APQ8064 with 4.7-inch In-Cell Touch

We've seen it leaked quite a few times leading up to this official announcement, but today LG did something a bit out of the ordinary by flying us out...

24 by Brian Klug on 9/17/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 5

Despite crazy travel schedules and Brian being in South Korea, we managed to carve out nearly 2 hours across time zones to discuss the iPhone 5. Brian goes over...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2012

Analyzing the iPhone 5 Geekbench Results

While working on our Haswell piece, I've been religiously checking the Geekbench and GLBenchmark results browsers to see if anyone ran either benchmark and decided to tap upload. This...

118 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2012

iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed: 1GB LPDDR2-1066

Quick analysis of the A6 SoC photos from the iPhone 5 launch event tells us all we need to know about the memory interface, speed and bandwidth of the...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/15/2012

The iPhone 5's A6 SoC: Not A15 or A9, a Custom Apple Core Instead

When Apple announced the iPhone 5, Phil Schiller officially announced what had leaked several days earlier: the phone is powered by Apple's new A6 SoC. As always, Apple didn't...

162 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2012

Why the iPhone 5 Lacks Support for Simultaneous Voice and LTE or EVDO (SVLTE, SVDO)

So we've seen the new iPhone, and had a chance to briefly play with it at the demo room, but as I've learned in the past so many times...

90 by Brian Klug on 9/14/2012

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