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HUAWEI pledges to offer Performance Mode to users — responds positively to being delisted from 3DMark’s ranking chart
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HUAWEI pledges to offer Performance Mode to users — responds positively to being delisted from 3DMark’s ranking chart

by Vyncent ChanSeptember 7, 2018
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HUAWEI and honor have artificially boosted their benchmark scores by detecting when benchmarking apps are run and enabling some sort of hidden Performance Mode. But soon that hidden mode may be hidden no more.

As a result of being caught cheating with the hidden performance profile in benchmarks, HUAWEI P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3 and honor Play were delisted from 3DMark’s rankings due to the unscrupulous methods to get higher scores. The devices actually posted up to 47% higher benchmark scores when the hidden Performance Mode was enabled.

When approached by UL Benchmarks, HUAWEI has pledged the following:

Huawei is planning to provide users with access to “Performance Mode” so they can use the maximum power of their device when they need to.”

3DMark’s beef with HUAWEI is only because the Performance Mode is not available for users to use. They allow for higher performance modes, as long as users can choose to enable or disable it, and the modes are disabled by default. Detecting the benchmark and enabling a higher performance mode is a big no-no for the benchmark.

Soon users will be able to enjoy up to 47% better gaming performance on their devices with the new mode. So I guess this is a win-win situation for everyone? 3DMark’s integrity is proven, HUAWEI has shown that they do take the issue seriously, and users get to enjoy higher performance. Sounds like a good time for everyone to me.

Pokdepinion: Now what I would like to test is how much hotter the devices will get when using the Performance Mode for gaming.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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