Most of the windows powered laptops often face a major complain that their battery doesn’t last very long. Earlier today, Microsoft released a new update that the company claims would reduce battery consumption of laptops by more than 10% if they are equipped with latest processors.
Along with the Windows 10 Insider build 16176, Microsoft added a new technology called “power Throttling”. In an attempt to increase battery savings, the technology will be triggered by app-specific basis as the recent update will recognize active apps and persistent applications. Afterwards, the newly introduced feature will control how much power each application will use to perform to its fullest. For example, background applications which are known for taking up too much power wouldn’t be able to push the processor to higher frequency which will ultimately lead to power saving.
In an official blog post, Microsoft’s Bill Karagounis explained, “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.”
However, this feature won’t be working with all the processor families. If you are currently using sixth generation or later CPUs, you will be able to use the feature.
Microsoft is little bit late to introduce the feature although it appeared first back in January. Other OS also uses similar feature and given that most of the consumer PC these days are laptops, this newly implemented feature will help to prolong the battery life.
As off now though, it’s not known when all Windows 10 users will be able to reap benefits of the feature. It’s expected that the company will introduce the feature completely with better performance later this fall.
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