Tweaks To Extend The Battery Life Of Intel Linux Notebooks
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 24 August 2011. Page 4 of 4. 16 Comments

Having RC6 enabled while running Nexuiz also led to an increase in power consumption by 20%. The other options (frame-buffer compression, LVDS down-clocking, and PCI-E ASPM) were of no benefit for this more demanding OpenGL Linux benchmark.

Enabling RC6 had boosted the performance for the Nexuiz test profile, for this test by 21%.

If you have any other Linux power tweaks you do manually (besides running PowerTop), be sure to share them with other Phoronix readers within our forums.

The test results for this article are part of the 1108233-LI-INTELPOWE41 OpenBenchmarking.org result file.

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