iPhone A7 Chip Benchmarks: Forget the Specs, It Blows Everything Away

We just ran benchmarks on Apple's new iPhone 5S, revealing that, yup, this is the dopest smartphone silicon ever made. This thing freaking churns, crushing every other smartphone out there on both computational power and graphics. But if you look at common specs like core-count and clock speed for the hardware, you'd… » 9/20/13 2:31pm 9/20/13 2:31pm

Samsung Rigged the S4 to Unnaturally Perform Better in Benchmark Tests

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a damn fine phone. It's fast, it's big, it's thin and it's completely deserving to be in most people's pockets. But apparently that's not enough for Samsung. Samsung has gotten caught cheating benchmark tests to make itself look better. Basically, the S4 is specifically tweaked to be better at… » 7/30/13 11:44pm 7/30/13 11:44pm

Olympus Officially Made the Worst Lens In the World

Here it is, ladies and gentleman, the worst camera lens in the world. The benchmarking authority, DXO Labs, has spoken, and the new Olympus 15mm body cap lens is the worst lens it has ever tested. It scored just a 4/40, earning the ranking of "Poor." Its official rank amongst all the lenses ever made: 2872. » 1/30/13 10:09am 1/30/13 10:09am

New Mac Mini Torn Down and Benchmarked: Ivy Bridge Kicks Ass

The folks at Mac Mini Vault have benchmarked and torn down the new Mac Minis. The Mac Mini's $600, 2.5GHz Core i5 Ivy Bridge configuration racked up a Geekbench score of 7433 straight out of the box. That's impressive considering last year's Sandy Bridge i5 Mac Mini refresh has a standing average of 6323 on the… » 10/24/12 4:42pm 10/24/12 4:42pm

The Incredibly Detailed Art of Benchmarking the Canon 5D Mark III

Every time a camera comes out, nerds keep a close watch on DxO Labs to see how the image sensor will measure up to others in the camera benchmarker's battery of tests. DxO just released its ratings for the most anticipated camera in years: The Canon EOS 5D Mark III. CNET was there to document the whole process. » 4/20/12 3:40pm 4/20/12 3:40pm