November 25, 2018 at 8:25 am #148460
<p>Hello everybody! Just received my Teclast F6 Pro. I’m happy with everything with it so far, but one thing that is bugging me is the power consumption of the core m3-7Y30 on idle. ThrottleStop and HWInfo both show the CPU package idling at 0.8W, whereas on my friends m3-5Y10c it would idle at 0.2W.</p><p>It could make a major difference to battery life, so I’m wondering about the idle consupmiton of the m3-7Y30. Could anybody share a screenshot of HWInfo? Like this one in the attachments</p>November 25, 2018 at 8:28 am #148461
<p>Hmm, my first posts on this wobsite. THe attachment doesn’t seem to have worked the first time. </p>
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.November 25, 2018 at 10:10 am #148465
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This seems correct to the 7Y30 Vs the old 5Y10 has a much better GPU and various other tweaks that do use more power on idle as a trade off. You can try undervolting a little to help offset this with Intel XTU or Throttlestop.
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Currently testing: Chuwi Hi9 Plus + Keyboard, Mi Mix 3November 25, 2018 at 7:14 pm #148488
Hmm ok. Could anybody share a screenshot of their Throttle C state window? I believe this is the culprit – the 7Y30 cannot go to a Pacackage C state lower than C2. There is a lot of power to saved simply by switching to C7, C8, or even C10. Teclasst has this option unlocked in the BIOS, butu it seems to be a driver than pprevents the CPU package from entering into a deeper sleep state.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.December 6, 2018 at 10:59 pm #148857
OK, I just found the cause of the issue. The generic Teclast 128GB SATA SSD has a bug where it does not allow the CPU Package to enter a C-State lower than C8. The potential power saving is huge – up to 25% power consumption reduction during idle.
I have ordered a Transcend 128GB SSD, which will hopefully mitigate this issue. I will report in three weeks time, as I have a school tour and will not be able to receive the SSD.
@chris did you do your battery life testing/review with your 256GB SSD or the one that came with the laptop? I’m able to comfortably get 7-8hrs of use with this bug – with this new SSD I might be able to push 9 or even 10hrs.
The power savings from entering C2 to C8 is huge and cannot be ignored. Porhaps I just got a faulty SSD…
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