iPhone SE Good battery but experiencing throttling?

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  1. ahnafm macrumors member

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    I've been running some Geekbench tests recently on my SE running 11.2.2 and the benchmark scores are very low.

    https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/6325719

    I tried checking the battery using Coconut Battery and Apple Support chat and the battery seems to be working fine. I've had my SE since March 2017.

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    Ran a 3DMark and the results were also lower than expected.

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    Since I've been using it since iOS 10.2 all the way to 11.2.2 I decided to do a wipe and restore from iCloud. While it gave me some gigabytes back the performance is still the same.

    I also have the 2017 iPad with the same CPU and has way more apps than my phone and it's a bit faster in app launches.

    So am I experiencing the battery throttle or is iOS 11.2.2 affecting performance on some devices?
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    Only use coconut battery when your device is completely charged to ensure you’re getting the correct reading.
     
  3. ahnafm thread starter macrumors member

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    Does 11.2.2 include the Meltdown/Spectre patch?

    (I've forgotten which update covers what)
     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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  8. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Could be the patch slowing it down, then. (emphasis on "could be")
     
  9. NoBoMac macrumors 65816

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    I'm going with the fixes for Meltdown and Spectre. As Intel and others have been pointing out, more intense workloads will cause greater slowdowns. And hammering the processor with benchmarks is just the type of thing to experience big slowdown.

    This. If phone is working well, who cares what the benchmarks state, especially in light of the Meltdown/Spectre patching code. Benchmarks are pretty meaningless now, until the CPU designers come up with new silicon that does not have these issues (1-2 years out?).
     
  10. JPack macrumors 68000

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    Until Apple releases more information in the next few months, it's difficult to say.

    I get the feeling throttling is not a binary event. Throttling seems to occur at different thresholds depending on battery health.

    With your battery at 346/500 cycles, I would suspect light throttling is happening.
     
  11. ahnafm thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it's a bit slower.
     
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  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Throttling parameters are not only dependent on wear and tear of the battery. Several other factors are also considered by the OS before issuing the throttle command.
     
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