Originally Posted by rrohanjs
congrats bedalus ..
i hope you bring back rom benchmarks
Originally Posted by kong
I hope not, lol.
It turns my ROM-making hobby into a serious part-time job
I don't think there's any need to bring back the performance benchmarks. I think all the 4.0.4 ROMs perform very close to each other:
In the top ten, if we take the average for the top 2 as 41.5% and for #9 and #10 as 38.5% that's only a difference of 3%
Let me roughly organise that list from the most modded to the least:
MIUIXPERIENCE #1 | StuffedCrust
[MIUI][2.4.6] Oodie pRiMe rOcket fUeled
MIUI Catalyst 2.4.6
CyberGR-MOD|NS.NGN ICS v10 HYBRID
Pixel Rom 1.72 ICS
Pool Party V .5 ICS
Brainmaster's Stock ICS 4.0.4
Stock ICS 4.0.4
...that's quite a wide range, from stock, to MIUI with various mods, all performing at near enough the same level.
My point is that what seems to affect performance most with 4.0.4 isn't the individual mods, but perhaps conflicting mods. I think some new developers have thrown everything possible into their ROMs when it would have been better to exercise restraint.
So I think what we have now is the need for developers to provide the right balance of eye candy and extra utility in the ROMs.
So how do we find out if they have got the balance right? Feedback from the users! I'm not saying that this UX benchmark is perfect for assessing that, but I think what it does do is roughly highlight which ROMs are drawing a crowd, and for the new root users and crackflashers alike, the UX provides a handy snapshot of where the action is.
I think if you take a relatively new ROM like Next ICS for example, where the developer has a distinctive creative vision, the skills to execute it, and is responsive in his thread, that will attract attention, and I think that's very clearly showing up in a good UX score. And if there were performance issues with the ROM, people would complain about it!
To summarise, I personally believe that when performance is not an issue, what matters most about a ROM is its unity, character, seamlessness, and these things can best be provided by developers with not only a creative vision, but also restraint and focus.