Dynamic CPU underclocking and browser performance

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Gullible Jones, May 8, 2015.

  1. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

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    So, something interesting I've noticed on my AMD A4 workstation...

    Frequency scaling on, using the ondemand governor -> GMail is slow. (As are other large webapps.)

    Frequency scaling off, using the performance governor -> GMail is about as fast as any other website.

    Frequency scaling seems to really kill browser performance. If you've got a recent laptop or workstation running Linux, and browsing is sluggish on it, you might want to see what your CPU clock speed is doing,
     
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