iPhone SE much slower in 3D than 6s? Thought it was the same CPU?

dikrek

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May 4, 2011
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Noticed this doing Antutu benchmarks. The 3D garden score of the SE is half the score of the 6s, even though other tests favor the SE in many cases.

See attached (for whoever can't see the pic, the SE scored 8671, the 6s 17975).

Maybe someone can test theirs and confirm?

Any ideas why this is? I thought both had the same A9 SoC.

Thx

D
 

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darksithpro

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Oct 27, 2016
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Noticed this doing Antutu benchmarks. The 3D garden score of the SE is half the score of the 6s, even though other tests favor the SE in many cases.

See attached (for whoever can't see the pic, the SE scored 8671, the 6s 17975).

Maybe someone can test theirs and confirm?

Any ideas why this is? I thought both had the same A9 SoC.

Thx

D

There was an issue where Apple had TSMC and Samsung making their chips separately. The Samsung chips where less desired, because they drained the battery a little faster and wasn't as fast in synthetic benchmarks if I remember correctly. There is an app called Lirum Info Lite that can tell if it's the TSMC, or Samsung chip.
 

nviz22

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Jun 24, 2013
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Noticed this doing Antutu benchmarks. The 3D garden score of the SE is half the score of the 6s, even though other tests favor the SE in many cases.

See attached (for whoever can't see the pic, the SE scored 8671, the 6s 17975).

Maybe someone can test theirs and confirm?

Any ideas why this is? I thought both had the same A9 SoC.

Thx

D
Could be from chipgate with the Samsung ones being slightly behind TSMC. I wouldn't read much into it anyways. As long as the A9 performs well for your tasks, you should be able to enjoy your SE. I can run a test when mine comes in the mail!