As a manufacturer of gaming equipment, ASUS has long built a reputation for producing quality products. With its ROG series of laptops and smartphones, the company caters to the needs of serious gamers. Recently, the company launched its ROG Phone 6 series, which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SOC and has vapor chamber cooling technology inside, so it does not exhibit excessive heat even after intensive use.
We decided to test some benchmarking apps on this phone to see how much of a gaming beast it is. For this test, we pitted ASUS ROG Phone 6 against iQOO 9T, which also features a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. So, without further ado, let’s see the results.
So, we started our benchmarking tests with the popular app Antutu. We kept performance at the highest level and set the refresh rate to maximum in all our tests and gameplay. The ASUS ROG 6 achieved a score of 1118311, which is significantly higher compared to the iQOO 9T, as it only managed a score of 1064707. However, the temperature rose by 7.4 percent on the ASUS, which is almost 3 percent higher than the iQOO. 9T.
As part of this performance test, we selected four benchmarking apps, including Geekbench 5. This app gives a clear idea of how each core of the phone works. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC has a Cortex X2 CPU clocked at 3.2GHz. While running this benchmark, we didn’t notice much difference between the two phones. The ASUS ROG Phone 6 logged single-core and multi-core scores of 1321 and 4388, respectively. While on the iQOO 9T, the single-core score was 1310 and the multi-core score was 4110.
It is also crucial to check whether the phone can maintain the same performance during long-term gaming. We ran the CPU throttling test on the ROG Phone 6 and the iQOO 9T for comparison, and the result on the ASUS was quite impressive, as the phone was limited to just 85 percent of maximum performance. This means that even if you’re playing heavy graphic games for long periods of time, the phone won’t overheat and will work at 85 percent of its peak performance. On the other hand, the iQOO 9T reaches 75 percent of its maximum capacity.
To test the phone’s in-depth performance, we also ran 3D Mark’s Wild Life Extreme Stress Test. This test basically stresses the processor to check how the phone behaves under prolonged heavy usage. In this test, you can see that the ASUS ROG Phone 6 can maintain a stable performance level of 92.3 percent, while the iQOO 9T’s stability is 91.6 percent, indicating that the two phones stand close to each other when playing graphic-heavy games. Extended period.
To evaluate the performance of the ASUS ROG Phone 6 in real time, we played CODM on it. In the graphics settings section, we noted that the ASUS Phone 6 can run the game in ULTRA (MP only) mode, which measures 120 FPS. However, at this setting, the graphics quality is no higher than medium. So, if you want to balance both settings, you must keep the frame rate to max, which increases the graphic quality a lot. We tested gameplay on this phone for 30 minutes at these graphics settings, and the phone experienced a 7-percent battery drain and a 5-degree temperature rise. It looks very impressive.
With all the tests we’ve conducted on the ROG Phone 6 and iQOO 9T, it’s clear that the ROG Phone 6 is a true gaming beast. Therefore, if you are a gamer, this device should definitely fulfill your needs. Did we mention that the ASUS ROG Phone 6 also features gaming triggers for a better gaming experience?.