News from September 2014

PCMark for Android press preview

September 30, 2014

PCMark for Android benchmark for smart phones and tablets

Last year we announced that we would bring PCMark to Android and iOS. Today, PCMark for Android is ready, and we're inviting select members of the press to try it out before its public release next month.

PCMark for Android - A better benchmark for smart phones and tablets

  • Measure the performance of the whole device, not its isolated components.
  • Tests based on everyday activities, not abstract algorithms. 
  • Scores reflect real-world performance, not unachievable maximums.
  • Tests use real applications and native APIs whenever possible.
  • A guide that tells you what is being measured and how scores are calculated.

This first release includes the Work benchmark, which can be used to measure both performance and battery life. Use the Work benchmark to see how well a device handles common productivity tasks such as browsing the web, watching videos, working with documents, and editing photos.

Read more about PCMark for Android.

Press preview program

Editors and reviewers from established and reputable press publications are invited to try PCMark for Android before its public release by joining our press preview program.

Galax GOC 2014 Worldwide Qualifer Overclocking Competition

September 19, 2014

Galax GOC 2014 Worldwide Qualifier competition banner

Starting September 22 and running until October 20, we have a new overclocking competition for you presented by Galax, the new name for Galaxy. 

Submit your best 3DMark Fire Strike and 3DMark 11 scores and you could win one of 12 places at the Galax GOC 2014 grand final event in China later this year. 

Visit our official competition page for details of how to enter, prizes and the latest contest leader boards, or check out the highlights from last year's event in the video below.



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