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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dikrek, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. dikrek macrumors newbie


    May 4, 2011
    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.



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  2. Droidzoid Suspended


    Mar 30, 2014
  3. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    Maybe it's being throttled more because of the smaller footprint?
  4. darksithpro macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2016

    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.
  5. nviz22 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2013
    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!

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