Initial Benchmarks Of Schedutil Performance On Linux 5.7 Show Room Still For Improvement

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 17 April 2020. Page 7 of 7. 11 Comments

The performance losses are tough, but at least using Schedutil can help with lower CPU power consumption:

When looking at the CPU package power consumption, using Schedutil had a lower power draw than even powersave while often leading to better results than powersave. Schedutil led to 15% on average lower CPU power consumption than the performance governor or 8% for this particular CPU setup.

The lower CPU power consumption also led to a slightly lower CPU operating temperature.

If taking the geometric mean of all the benchmarks, Schedutil still shows that it has a ways to go in being more competitive against the optimal performance choice.

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