Samsung has been embroiled in controversy over its game optimization service, which quietly limits the performance of around 10,000 apps. The discovery led Geekbench to pull all benchmark results for all recent flagship Galaxy smartphones, and Samsung promised to release an update with a toggle for the feature. Xiaomi has also used various performance tweaks over the years, and according to Geekbench, the company now performs the same per-app throttling as Samsung.
John Poole, founder of Primate Labs (the developers of Geekbench), reported on Sunday that Xiaomi uses the same kind of per-app performance tweaks as Samsung’s gaming optimization service. Poole tested the optimization service on a Xiaomi Mi 11 with a custom version of Geekbench, which replaced the usual app ID with Fortnite’s ID. The result was a 30% reduction in speed for single-core performance and 15% lower multi-core performance than the normal Geekbench app. In other words, Xiaomi’s software boosts performance when Geekbench is detected, or intentionally slows down Fortnite (or both).
Here are the results of a Xiaomi Mi 11 running Geekbench and Geekbench disguised as Fortnite. Single-core scores are 30% lower and multi-core scores are 15% lower in the Fortnite version. https://t.co/wGAnSi73gR
— John Poole (@jfpoole) March 27, 2022
android font conducted its own tests with the Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12X, which showed that Geekbench disguised as Netflix and Chrome performed worse than Geekbench disguised as a Genshin Impact mobile game. For example, Geekbench with a Chrome ID received a single-core score of 737 and a multi-core score of 3071, while Geekbench disguised as Genshin Impact received a single-core score of 1119 and a multi-core score of 3468.
It’s unclear if the throttling is purely based on the package name of a given app or game, or if the phone watches performance over time and tries to adjust the throttling by others. methods. Geekbench confirmed android font that it will start removing Xiaomi phones from its Android benchmark chart starting “later this week”.
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