13

HOW TO: Fix the GPU performance issues on the OnePlus X.

  1. Anonim313 Gingerbread Nov 19, 2015

    Anonim313, Nov 19, 2015 :
    Lets start by getting the explanation out of the way:

    The issue this phone has with some games (Asphalt 8 mainly) is due to a problem with the GPU governor. That's it. It's not a problem because of the chipset revision (version AA), it's not hardware, it's not even OxygenOS.

    It will surely be fixed by OP soon, it's really something easy to fix, but if you don't want to wait for an official fix, and have already rooted your phone, you can change the GPU governor with Kernel Auditor (maybe even change the kernel, blu_spark works really well). Set it to "Performance".

    That's it, fixed. Here's a terrible video proving it:

    For those still confused, yes, the chipset is the AA version, but it looks like it has an overclocked GPU. There's slight to no performance difference between this and the OPO.



    tl;dr (really?): Root, change the GPU governor to "Performance".
     

    #1
    abel.j, ros782, whenry808 and 10 others like this.
  2. opticoverload Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 19, 2015

    opticoverload, Nov 19, 2015 :
    Thank you for sharing this. I wonder how much it would increase battery consumption though (It's been a while since I used a rooted phone and/or CM).
     

    #2
  3. Anonim313 Gingerbread Nov 19, 2015

    Anonim313, Nov 19, 2015 :
    Probably little to nothing, the main UI is not hardware rendered, so the frequency stays low most of the time.
     

    #3
  4. opticoverload Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 19, 2015

    opticoverload, Nov 19, 2015 :
    I see. Facing any heating issues yet? Apologies if you have already mentioned this in your video, I am unable to watch it right now.
     

    #4
  5. Anonim313 Gingerbread Nov 19, 2015

    Anonim313, Nov 19, 2015 :
    No audio at all in the video, i just wanted to show the performance.
    I tested it quite a bit, mainly with Riptide GP 2, there doesn't seem to be any particular overheating problem.
     

    #5
  6. jonmaund Honeycomb Nov 19, 2015

    jonmaund, Nov 19, 2015 :
    If you don't want to root the phone and install a new kernel just install CPUBurn off the app store. Set a couple of threads running with the "no idle" option ticked and then minimise it. Games will be buttery smooth.
     

    #6
    geffa likes this.
  7. geffa Gingerbread Nov 19, 2015

    geffa, Nov 19, 2015 :
    @Helen check this out. Please share with the devs about this.
     

    #7
    sovereignty and rafvanhaver like this.
  8. Helbro Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 20, 2015

    Helbro, Nov 20, 2015 :
    That did not work for me. Theres no difference in Games like Godfire or Asphalt 8 at least for me... What I think is strange is that it even lags at Castle Clash for me. My LG G3 lagged at everything even the homescreen but not at Castle Clash like my OPX. :confused:
     

    #8
  9. doublear Jelly Bean Nov 20, 2015

    doublear, Nov 20, 2015 :
    Thanks for the video!

    But it seems to have little lags, not like performance of OPO, it's true?
     

    #9
  10. rafvanhaver Donut Nov 20, 2015

    rafvanhaver, Nov 20, 2015 :
    Nice, talking about hardcore troubleshooting! Cmon OP, this and the SD problem are a bit embarassing... o_O
     

    #10
    mradul5 and sabastefano like this.
  11. sabastefano Eclair Nov 20, 2015

    sabastefano, Nov 20, 2015 :
    Could you do a little tutorial about?
    Thanks a lot
     

    #11
  12. Anonim313 Gingerbread Nov 20, 2015

    Anonim313, Nov 20, 2015 :
    This is the main step: https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/...om-recovery-root-take-efs-backup-more.401713/

    Without root it's impossible.

    I'm leaving this here too: http://forum.xda-developers.com/oneplus-x/general/guide-root-oneplus-x-twrp-pc-t3251027

    This allows you to root without unlocking the bootloader or changing the recovery.
    It SHOULD be possible to change the governor using the stock kernel, so if you're willing to try, it could be a faster and less invasive solution.

    Once rooted you should install this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grarak.kerneladiutor&hl=it.

    Then, in the GPU menu, change the option that says "msm-adreno-tz" to "Performance".
     

    #12
    sabastefano likes this.
  13. Anonim313 Gingerbread Nov 20, 2015

    Anonim313, Nov 20, 2015 :
    Riptide has the same performance i got from the S6, no lag at all.

    As for Asphalt:

    So yes, the OPX performs as good as the OPO, and is comparable to much more expensive devices.
     

    #13
  14. doublear Jelly Bean Nov 20, 2015

    doublear, Nov 20, 2015 :
    The example is perfect. Thank you very much!
     

    #14
  15. matsby Gingerbread Nov 20, 2015


    #15
  16. Ravinder.RDS Cupcake Nov 20, 2015


    #16
  17. Anonim313 Gingerbread Nov 20, 2015


    #17
  18. ImreK0 Honeycomb Nov 20, 2015

    ImreK0, Nov 20, 2015 :
    How much points do you get with this in Antutu compared to the 41,5K?
     

    #18
  19. Anonim313 Gingerbread Nov 20, 2015

    Anonim313, Nov 20, 2015 :
    I don't care enough about benchmarks to run one.
     

    #19
    nyzproof333 and RJ Murdok like this.
  20. tekel2000 Cupcake Nov 20, 2015


    #20
    vasgou likes this.