Snapdragon 810 Throttles Severely, Gets Hotter than Expected
Well, this might come as a surprise to you but a new research made into the performance of Snapdragon 810 processor has revealed that “in some CPU-bound tasks over the long haul,” it could be slower than 805 or 801!
This was revealed through testing done by PrimeLabs and ArsTechnica recently. In their findings they have reported that the chip actually gets much hotter than what you would expect from it and throttles much more than what is considered normal.
The fact of the matter is that throttling is not unheard of even in the best of chips, but what’s worrisome in this case is that we are talking about a latest product!
While testing, they used Samsung Galaxy S6, Nexus 5, HTC One M8, Galaxy Note 4, LG G Flex 2 and HTC One M9 for testing numerous models of chips from Snapdragon and Exynos.
Founder of PrimeLabs, John Poole explained how exactly they are holding these throttle tests and what is different in the new thermal test.
The new thermal test only uses two cores. We could increase the test to use all available cores, but then 4- and 8-core designs would be doing two to four times the work of 2-core designs. The new thermal test also executes a fixed amount of work. Faster processors will be able to spend part of the test idle. This is similar to what most CPU-bound applications like games do on mobile.
So the Snapdragon 810 throttles early and a bit too often resulting in the chip getting too hot too soon.
How much of an adverse effect do you think this will have in the future?
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