Our test agents run on AWS EC2 c4.large instances which gives you plenty of CPU horsepower and are a good approximation for everyday desktop browsers.

But mobile devices are generally much slower than desktop, especially in developing countries where the next billion people will come online. So for our emulated mobile devices we throttle the CPU to better approximate the CPU available on actual devices.

Our CPU throttle values are based on Geekbench scores for iOS and Android devices. We used a MacBook (Mid 2017) with a Geekbench single core score of 3607 as a baseline.

Default CPU Throttle

Higher values are slower. A CPU throttle of 2 means half the CPU.

Apple iPad (1.8)
Apple iPhone 5 (3.0)
Apple iPhone 6 (2.6)
Apple iPhone 6 plus (2.6)
Google Nexus 6 (2.9)
Google Nexus 7 (3.1)
Google Nexus 10 (3.0)
Samsung Galaxy S III (3.2)
Samsung Galaxy S4 (3.1)

Set your own CPU Throttle

If you want to change your CPU throttle or emulate any other older slower devices you can create a custom browser in your Settings.

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