Re: [dwm] [OT] frequency scaling and power consumption

From: hiro <>
Date: Sat, 9 May 2009 11:05:29 +0200

On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 7:29 AM, Kurt H Maier <> wrote:
> From a physics standpoint if you're generating less heat you're
> consuming less power.
> # Kurt H Maier

And you generate less heat when you allow the cpu to take advantage of
it's high frequencies at high loads, because you can put it back into
a lower power state early.

It didn't use to be this way though with older cpus, so you should
definitely subscribe to the powertop mailinglist if that is of real
concern to you.
Received on Sat May 09 2009 - 09:05:29 UTC

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