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

    May 16, 2013
    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,