Mobile Users Beware: Linux Has Major Power Regression

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 22 April 2011. Page 2 of 4. 100 Comments

The power consumption when running the OpenArena game is up by 14% between the two kernels in question.

When the CPU is busy with OpenSSL, the power consumption in the Linux 2.6.38/2.6.39 kernels is up by 14%.

For those wondering if this increase in power consumption at least brings faster performance, it does not. The complete results from the numbers being published today can be found in the result file that show no major changes in performance from the kernel upgrades.

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