When John Poole, who helped start Primate Labs, the company that makes Geekbench, changed the benchmark, he saw that the Xiaomi Mi 11 did much worse on the new version of the test.
This is a simple hack that makes Geekbench appear to be part of Fortnite. The same results were found whether the benchmark was called Genshin Impact or something else.
As a result, single-core CPU performance dropped by 30%, while multi-core CPU performance fell by 16%. Under long-term stress, the Cortex-X1-based core seems to be struggling, either because it gets too hot or because the battery dies.
It has been nearly a year since the Mi 11 was released on January 1 of last year. Is it possible that the phone has been doing this since the beginning or that it was introduced in one of the subsequent updates?
Additionally, it isn’t clear if the Xiaomi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra, and Mi 11i/Mi 11X Pro behave the same (they are also powered by the Snapdragon 888). It’s probable that the 11 Ultra, 11i, and 11i all have almost comparable single-core performance, based on our own tests. For the time being, we’ll wait for Primate Labs to conduct an investigation into the matter.
With regard to the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung recently came under fire for manipulating findings in a similar fashion. The company said they were sorry and started sending out an update that lets users turn off the feature.