Originally Posted by DroidOnRoids
Benchmarks don't matter. Don't waste your time.
Sent From My Galaxy Note 2
not exactly true, although most of the time it is. Benchmarks matter when you compare apples to apples but not so when you compare apples to oranges.
So lets say you have CM installed on a phone.. you then run some benchmark. take note of the score. then you turn around and install a new kernel then rerun the benchmark.. I believe that is a fairly accurate way to show improvement. This benchmark will only show you a very small window of what has been improved and may not show other signs of what has been negatively effected. So as a way to test further you could run multiple benchmarks to help alleviate that issue.
Now if you use benchmarks to compare different phones, SOC or completely different OS's versions, that's when benchmarks really stop telling the truth.