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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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