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post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
Yeah that few miniutes you gain in battery life you lose waiting for a page to load. IE9 is terrible, I'm using it right now...
well there's a difference between half a second of waiting and 50 minutes of battery life.

firefox 4 user btw.

I would like to see some more testing done on this.
post #12 of 29
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Why is the GPU usage so high in Chrome? It doesn't even have GPU acceleration by default...
Do you use an braille monitor?
Edited by BlitzNwl - 3/29/11 at 12:10pm
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post #13 of 29
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Scenario #3: Power Consumption on News Site

To understand the power consumption when browsing between Web sites, we next measure each browser loading and viewing one of the world’s most popular news sites. To ensure consistent results the news site was cached on the network and each browser loaded an identical copy of the site. To provide more context on the power consumption patterns, we’ll walk through each browser individually.
You can see the average power consumption for Internet Explorer 9 follows a different pattern but does not consume significantly more power than the system idle scenarios. Internet Explorer 9’s power consumption for each component was System (11.728), CPU (0.041), Memory (0.273), Uncore (1.152), GPU+GMCH (1.391), Disk (1.198), and LAN (0.697).
When we look at Chrome 10 a very different pattern emerges. Where Internet Explorer 9’s power consumption was relatively stable, you’ll notice that Chrome 10 power consumption is cyclical with regular power spikes that push GPU and Uncore power consumption to nearly 3 Watt’s for those components. Chrome 10’s power consumption for each component was System (13.561), CPU (0.198), Memory (0.300), Uncore (1.810), GPU+GMCH (2.027), Disk (1.311), and LAN (0.697).
When we look at Firefox 4 we see a stable pattern consistent with Internet Explorer 9. One thing to note about power consumption is that low and steady consumption is more efficient than cyclical and high power spikes. Both Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 do well against this objective. Firefox 4’s power consumption for each component was System (11.830), CPU (0.048), Memory (0.273), Uncore (1.170), GPU+GMCH (1.399), Disk (1.275), and LAN (0.697).
When we look at Opera 11 a cyclical consumption pattern is visible again. It’s that cyclical pattern that impacts the system power consumption over time. Opera 11’s power consumption for each component was System (12.833), CPU (0.108), Memory (0.283), Uncore (1.382), GPU+GMCH (1.637), Disk (1.283), and LAN (0.690).
Safari shows a stable pattern similar to Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4. Safari 4’s power consumption for each component was System (12.060), CPU (0.043), Memory (0.272), Uncore (1.122), GPU+GMCH (1.379), Disk (1.211), and LAN (0.690).
Why does Chrome use so much power for the uncore and CPU?
post #14 of 29
These results are interesting, and I can't quite understand the "vast" differences between them.

I wonder how the calculated "Battery Life" values correlate to actual times. I would think that the tests they ran--from the pic's, it looks like each test lasted a few minutes--how much you can extrapolate those values to two orders of magnitude longer in time.

Still not quite understanding what the different components are responding to in the plots for each test/browser.

They say that they weighted all of the tests the same, but then if you compare the tallied power consumptions of IE9 vs. Chrome 10, the total power consumptions don't justify the differences in battery life. For example, IE9 consumes 56 watts, whereas Chrome 10 consumes 56.006 watts if you add up all of the consumptions for the tests they ran, given in the table at the end. I don't see how that little difference in consumption corresponds to nearly an hour difference in battery time (3:45 vs. 2:56). Something is fishy, unless I'm misunderstanding their table and calculated battery times.
    
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Should I get a low profile psu for my browser? And where do I plug it in at?
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Damm. there is alot of Competition in the browser world. =D. Anyways. Just changed to PM my self. Happy with the result
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I notice that they used the Internet Explorer fish tank demo... It's like they wanted their browser to win
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I notice that they used the Internet Explorer fish tank demo... It's like they wanted their browser to win
Yep. It's an interesting topic, but when the official Internet Explorer blog publishes an article using an in-house IE test to show how IE uses less power than the competition...well I wouldn't trust it 100% without some third-party verification. Of course, battery life on my laptop is good enough that I don't care if IE gives me 10 more minutes than Firefox since I would have switched to AC power long before then.
post #19 of 29
Hmm I actually am inclined to believe this. I recently put Chrome on my old Dell D800 and while it is snappy and less memory hog, I have noticed my battery life being diminished more quickly.
   
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i knew i liked firefox for a reason, lol.
    
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