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MacOS vs Windows 10 Power Consumption

MacOS has better power management. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I am a MacOS fan-

I have a windows PC

but I have a macbook (macOS mojave)

 

and I was wondering, does one software do better at saving energy (with all the animations on and stuff) also, has the efficiency gotten better or worse since the first GUIs

so if anyone just knows anything interesting about this id luv 2 here it

 

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It would really be up to the software, the hardware, and if the developer of the software has optimized it more for macOS or Windows 10.


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Probably minimal if any power difference. If I had to guess OSX would be more efficient since I think it tends to have less background usage when doing light tasks, but under full load both will be identical.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

Probably minimal if any power difference. If I had to guess OSX would be more efficient since I think it tends to have less background usage when doing light tasks, but under full load both will be identical.

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MacOS has better power management. 


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could depend from the driver quality and background activity

both could be better in MacOS than Windows, especially in a Macbook, under full load it's only a mater of driver quality 

 

 


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2 hours ago, James the Broke Gamer said:

that answer is too long and complicated  ( ' -- ' ) 

I've tested it on my Mac. 


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On 2/8/2019 at 8:40 PM, floofer said:

MacOS has better power management. 

not necessarily better power management, but less crap hogging it down at idle.

 

look it all depends what you define as power management.

for example macOS is intelligent enough to disable things like Time Machine until you plug in the charger. that has nothing to do with keeping the CPU clock speed under control, just making the CPU do less work on battery.

 

so the real question is what do you define as power management?


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