The Galaxy Tab S8 Has Been Delisted From Geekbench Due To CIS

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 with S Pen

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 tablet is being removed from Geekbench due to GOS limitation issues. The Galaxy Tab S8 series sees lower Geekbench scores when the app is disguised as a popular game.

Earlier this month, Samsung was embroiled in controversy over its so-called Game Optimizing Service (GOS), which throttles games to prevent overheating. A major issue was that benchmark apps were not subject to throttling, which led to Geekbench removing the Galaxy S22 series from its benchmark rankings permanently.

The outlet even reported that single-core scores in the disguised Geekbench app were up to 24% lower than the standard Geekbench app, while multi-core scores could drop by as much as 11%. The Tab S7 series and Tab S5e did not record a significant drop in benchmark scores when using the disguised app, suggesting that GOS-related throttling did not occur on these older slates.

We asked Geekbench to confirm whether all three Galaxy Tab S8 models would be removed from the ranking or whether the removal would only affect one or two models. We will update the item if/when it gets back to us.

Anyway, Samsung is currently releasing an update for Galaxy S22 series phones that will add a performance priority to the Game Launcher suite and make it easier for apps to bypass GOS. So we suspect that the Korean manufacturer will bring a similar update to the Galaxy Tab S8 series.


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