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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/7] ondemand: Solve the big performance issue with ondemand during disk IO

> > Well, and now, if you do something like cat /dev/<your usb1.1 hdd> >
> > /dev/null, you'll keep cpu on max frequency. Not a problem for new
> > core i7, but probably big deal for athlon 64.
> do you have facts not speculation for this? Does the athlon 64 really
> keep its voltage high during idle? That would surprise me greatly...

So... some old data. It is not exactly athlon 64 -- I don't have that
particular number for it -- but: (from my old notes):

evo n620c [63.3 Wh]
idle machine at 1.7GHz, min bl: 13.0 W
idle machine at 600MHz, min bl: 12.0 W

thinkpad x32 [52Wh]
idle machine at 600MHz, min bl: 10 W
at 1.8GHz: +6.6 W

hp nx5k [56.8Wh]
idle, min bl: 19 W
min bl, 1.4GHz: 22 W yes, I kind of see a pattern there. And you should be able to
easily see the difference, too, if you took something from that era...

(cesky, pictures)

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