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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 banned from Geekbench for manipulating results
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 have been banned from the Geekbench benchmark tool, the fault of the Game Optimizing Service feature which allows you to spoof on performance. The tablets thus follow in the footsteps of the Galaxy S22, S21, S20 and S10.
Geekbench, the famous benchmark tool, just banned new Samsung tablets from its databases. This concerns the Galaxy Tab S8, the Tab S8+ as well as the Tab S8 Ultra. These products would use techniques to improve their results. The last four generations of Galaxy S smartphones have been pushed back for the same reasons.
The fact is that Samsung restricts the performance of its new products in order to avoid overheating on more than 10,000 applications. Internet users dug through the code of the overlay and discovered an intriguing feature called Game Optimizing Service (GOS). It is this that allows Samsung to artificially reduce performance when needed.
Samsung spoofs on the performance of its tablets
However, this feature is disabled when a benchmark tool is launched. The processor then operates at full power, but does not reflect its actual use. The results are therefore not consistent and we can then say that there is cheating, or at least deception on the goods. With GOS disabled, the product saw a 24% increase in performance in single core and 11% in multi-core.
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The Android Authority site reported the tablet fraud. Afterwards, the Geekbench tool made the decision to exclude the products. If it is still possible to run the application on these terminals, the results are no longer counted.
Samsung spoke on the subject and indicated that an upcoming update will be released on smartphones and tablets. It will allow the user to activate GOS or not, to give him more freedom on the performance of his product.
This GOS is integrated directly into the One UI overlay and works regardless of the processor. As a reminder, the Galaxy S22 range is equipped with an Exynos 2200 processor while the Galaxy Tab is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.
Source: Android Authority