A few years ago, a crisis of confidence erupted in what was once considered a reliable benchmark software. The reason is that some smartphone manufacturers cheat when they detect running tools, resulting in the actual experience failing to meet consumer expectations. After the fierce quarrel, the storm gradually subsided. However, the recent run points for the MediaTek Helio P95 chip have reignited the debate about the integrity of the benchmark.
When the two-year-old Helio P95 chipset based on the Cortex-A75 kernel was able to beat the cortex-A77 core, the latest generation of The Sky1000L 5G chipsets, themedia AnandTech finally found a difference.
It realized that mediaTek chips might be able to identify certain benchmarking tools and then move the best performance patterns during the run, although doing so increases power consumption and more power consumption.
Helio P95 Real / Cheat Run Score (based on OPPO Reno3 Pro)
The same approach, we have been common. But MediaTek’s response has disappointed us a little.
Comparison of old and new firmware code
It says this is a common phenomenon in the industry (suspected rival Qualcomm is using the same strategy) and handset makers can disable it to their actual needs.
To sum up, the benchmarking scandal that came to light many years ago has not brought any real change to the mobile device market.
Ironically, MediaTek has raised the same questions across the industry, suggesting that competitors are also thinking about chip performance.