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Windows 17134 "Game Mode" Power Settings

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by hemla, May 26, 2018.

  1. hemla

    hemla Active Member

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    In Windows 10 v17134 when I go
    I can choose from three profiles for individual applications. Those profiles are "default//power saving//high performance". Are those profiles exactly the same as ones used in
    I got "(my own profile)//power saver//balanced//high performance" to choose from there.
     
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    I just add my games there and test right now.
     
  3. EdKiefer

    EdKiefer Ancient Guru

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    I haven't noticed any difference, I just set them all to HP.
    Maybe you could tell on a laptop which is geared more for power saving.
    Don't think it has anything to do with power plan >balanced, HP etc.
     
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    And there is no ultimate performace as in power plans.
    [​IMG]
     

  5. EdKiefer

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    I see you unlocked it, but yes it doesn't do anything HP can't do (set HDD to no sleep).

    I hope they add more features on that if possible.
     
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    What about
    Does it matter with new CPUs/MOBOs on Windows 10? Did anyone notice any difference?
     
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    Not sure what you're asking, that setting adjusts the lowest process state, the default is like 5% but you will never see the CPU idle that low.
    For example, my 3570k idles at 1600mhz with 5% setting of balanced.
    I can increase that value by over 50% before it has any change to how the stepping of CPU MHz are affected.

    If you run in HP plan it will be 100% and give the fastest response of clock increases so, just use that for performance usage.
     
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    Yeah but is it needed to keep it at 100% manually these days or do modern CPUs clock themselves fast enough for this option to be obsolete?
     
  10. EdKiefer

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    Ok, well it depends on many things (bios settings, app load etc) but if your running steady state load your process should be 100%, it's only when the load is not steady or utilization is not full across all cores.
    The HP plan will ramp up to full (100%) faster if a load is spiking (up and down).
    I would say if your a gamer with modern CPU and games it doesn't make much of a difference.
    But that depends on how the game is coded, a poor console port and that might change things.
     
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  11. MasterBash

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    The first setting is great for those with an igpu. It allows some apps to render on my igpu when I want to keep my dgpu for games only. I use it but it is buggy for me. For some reasons, my power and high performance gpu are both set to my igpu. I don't know why this happened. It started happening after a while. I even reformatted and shortly after it turned out that way once again.
     
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    I haven't been able to find any difference in gaming performance between "Balanced" and "High Performance" last time I've checked this. Generally HP is just a waste of electricity I'd say.
     
  13. EdKiefer

    EdKiefer Ancient Guru

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    Your talking CPU power plan?
    What I do is make a custom copy of HP and just set the min process rate so speed-step still works for 24/7 use.
    No reason to have CPU maxing out all the time. For games, I do have it switch to an HP plan but a lot of modern games load the CPU enough it doesn't really matter IMO, at least no my system.
    Maybe with an 8-16 core CPU, you can get more benefit from tweaking.
     

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