How to See if Apps are Power Throttling in Windows 10 – Windows Blog by Brink

How to See if Apps are Power Throttling in Windows 10

Most people running Windows like having multiple apps running at the same time – and often, what’s running in the background can drain your battery.

You may remember some of the power experiments Microsoft did back in January with Windows 10 build 15002. Power Throttling was one of those experiments, and showed to have up to 11% savings in CPU power consumption for some of the most strenuous use cases.

In Windows 10 build 16176, Microsoft leveraged modern silicon capabilities to run background work in a power-efficient manner, thereby enhancing battery life significantly while still giving users access to powerful multitasking capabilities of Windows. With Power Throttling, when background work is running, Windows places the CPU in its most energy efficient operating modes – work gets done, but the minimal possible battery is spent on that work.

How does it work? To give great performance to the apps you’re using, while at the same time power throttling background work, Microsoft built a sophisticated detection system into Windows. The OS identifies work that is important to you (apps in the foreground, apps playing music, as well as other categories of important work we infer from the demands of running apps and the apps the user interacts with).

This tutorial will show you how to see if your running apps currently have Power Throttling enabled or disabled in Windows 10.

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