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    SubjectRe: PROBLEM: Celeron Core
    > I believe that all throttling does is forcibly halt the CPU on a 
    > particular duty cycle. This will reduce the rate of power consumption,
    > but reduces the CPU performance by a greater amount (since even at 100%
    > halted the CPU still consumes power) and so actually reduces performance
    > per watt. It will spread the heat and power usage produced from a given
    > workload task out in time (thus its usefulness in limiting CPU
    > temperature) but will consume more power overall.

    ...and more importantly deep sleep states in idle save far more power than
    anything else and with throttling the CPU is idle shorter.

    -Andi


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