All is fair in love and War, Samsung seems to be taking the War part seriously. It may just be crossing the red line with its benchmark manipulations. It is not clear why Samsung wants to lie to their customers. They did it with the Samsung Galaxy S4, looks like it’s Note 3′s turn.
Ars Technica discovered the clever Artificial boost mode. What does it do? It gives your SoC a temporary artificial boost, when running any benchmark app. In other word it increases the GPU clock speed temporarily. This results in significantly higher benchmark scores. IN this case, it caused the benchmarks to peak high over the LG G2 with the same GPU and Snapdragon 800 processor.
To really justify all this, Ars Technica played with the Geekbench package and renamed it to “Stealthbench”. Hence, fooling the phone that the benchmark app was not a benchmark app. This showed a significant 20 percent decrease in the benchmark scores, making it almost on par with the LG G2. To add to all this, Ars Technica even located the Java code that forces SoC boost on listed apps.