ARS Technica tested the deviceusing Geekbench, a popular benchmarking app. ARS notes that the Note 3 performed very well, way better than the LG G2, which happens to sport the same processor - a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800. The difference in the results compelled ARS to experiment further by renaming the package of the app to Stealthbench.
Apparently they foundout that the device has a special high-powerCPU mode that kicks up each time it runs on a popular benchmarking app. Renaming the app did the trick. The special mode no longer worked and, this time, the results were close to that of the LG G2.
ARS Technica states that the special CPU mode gives it a 20 percent boost by keeping all cores up and running. Even more interesting are the Java codes embedded within the CPU. A file entitled "DVFSHelper.java" contained the function "PACKAGES_FOR_BOOST_ALL_ADJUSTMENT" and below it the names of other popular benchmarking apps such as Antutu, Quadrant, GFXBench, and Samsung own benchmark apps.
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