Why is the ROG 5 clock speed is not stable like the rog 3. Fluctuates all the time.

edited July 2021 in ROG Phone 5

Please tell us some basic information before asking for help:

  1. Model Name: ROG 5
  2. Firmware Version: 2104.47
  3. Rooted or not: not
  4. Frequency of Occurrence: all the time
  5. APP Name & APP Version (If your issue relates to the app): Genchin Impact, codm, mobile legends and etc

In addition to information above, please also provide as much details as you can, e.g., using scenario, what troubleshooting you've already done, screenshot, etc.



  • Sample photo. Clockspeed drops to 2.38 even with x mode

  • Is this normal for rog 5? Why rog 3 does not do that. Please help

  • QuiexoQuiexo Level 1

    Was this issue present before firmware version 2104.47? Notably the latest firmware fixes abnormal temperature readings in Armoury Crate so I wonder if that affects the clockspeed you're experiencing. I'm on version 2103.26 at the moment so I'll test Genshin Impact with CPU monitor when I have time.

    In the meantime, could you check the following:

    * There are no other background apps using excessive CPU% (including screen recording)

    * X Mode+ is enabled with default settings applied. The games are set to use X Mode+

    * You're using AeroActive Cooler 5 and it's mounted correctly

    * The fan intake is not obstructed. If it's full of dust, use a canned air to puff them out

    * AeroActive Cooler 5 is set to Auto (or try max fan speed)

  • - no background apps.

    - recording with 1080p; high; 60fps with microphone recording

    - using aerocooler 5; properly mounted; no obstruction, just 3 days old

    - using x mode, default settings except fps, set to 120

    What I am confused. With my rog 3, using aerocooler and x mode. Also recording with the same values as above except it is in medium. The clockspeed is the same. Solid 2.84Gh. I am wondering is this normal in rog 5

    Could anyone confirm this?

    This is happening to all games I played with rog 5

  • Ok so screen recording is one of the reason of unstable performance but that doesn't mean clockspeeds should drop so there must be something else ,

    If you recently updated device than perform a factory reset as its the best way to make sure that software is working without any old logs ,

    Then also 45c is system temps but what are the cpu and gpu temps as they determine if cpu is throttling or not and seeing your case and all these months of rog 5 throttling issues , its clearly throttling so provide temps of SOC and perform factory reset first and then come back here with same settings and temps then we will see if the problem persists

  • QuiexoQuiexo Level 1

    Just played Genshin Impact for about an hour session. All graphics settings maxed out except Environmental Detail set to High.

    System temperature fluctuates between 40c and 45c, averaging 43c. CPU speed fluctuates between 2.69GHz and 2.84GHz, averaging 2.74GHz. Temperature went up to 45c and CPU dropped to 2.3GHz for a short moment after a daily commision battle at Dragonspine.

    Keep in mind that the Prime CPU on ROG Phone 5 runs at slightly lower clockspeed but has higher single-threaded performance than ROG Phone 3 due to higher IPC. Though if I recall correctly ROG Phone 3 had binned CPU so perhaps it had more optimized voltage curve. The Adreno 660 GPU consumes far more power this time around and generates more heat, so it could also cause the CPU to throttle. High ambient temperature can also affect throttling.

  • Its still the same. And it gotten worse with the new update. You cant even play call of fduty properly. It stutters. Ang cannot get a stable 2.84. this is not what i expect for ROG 5, as i do have an rog 3. The clockspeed is always stable. Although it stutters randomly, but not lime this rog 5, almost all the time in in gunfights.

  • Read another threads of.49 firmware! Asus literally downgrade ROG 5 Perfomance!!!!!! Now Phone throttle at 48C, Antutu gives -20000 points compared to .47! Ty Asus, I want some reviews show perfomance impact after this update, cause right now its pathetic lie to clients face!

  • edited June 2021

    Damn it. Cant even play codm properly. Too much fps drop stuttering. Any update from the log file i sent and the videos. How long are we hoing to wait for the fix on this one.

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