The world’s first flagship on Snapdragon 888 turned out to be problem-free: Xiaomi Mi 11 overheats

The world’s first flagship on Snapdragon 888 turned out to be problem-free: Xiaomi Mi 11 overheats

The Xiaomi Mi 11 hasn’t even gone on sale yet, but early tests are already alarming. It turns out that the smartphone overheats in applications that are demanding on its resources. This was established by one of the users who has already managed to test the new product.

As noted, Mi 11 was unable to pass the 3DMark stress test right away – it was not able to complete this test on the first try. As a result of testing, the body of the device warmed up to 51 ° C – this is a serious heating. The stability score under normal conditions was only 91%, and even when tested in the refrigerator, it reached 95%, although the test is considered successful if the stability score is greater than or equal to 97%.

What is the reason for such a strong heating of the smartphone? There can be many reasons – from crude firmware to an ineffective cooling system. Another assumption is that the frequency of the Adreno 660 GPU is painfully high: for example, if the Adreno 650 in Snapdragon 865 is 587 MHz, then in the Adreno 660 it is already 840 MHz. At the same time, from the point of view of architecture, these GPUs are practically no different, although a discount on the 5nm process technology Snapdragon 888 still needs to be made.

Apparently, the problem will be solved programmatically: Xiaomi will adapt the firmware and correct the GPU drivers. It is unlikely that all Mi 11 users will face overheating of their smartphones, but it can be assumed that there will be many gamers among the buyers of the novelty who want to appreciate the full power of the Snapdragon 888. And here they may be in for an unpleasant surprise.

The world’s first flagship on Snapdragon 888 turned out to be problem-free: Xiaomi Mi 11 overheats

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