power usage ATI R600 card
rodd at clarkson.id.au
Tue Nov 3 23:39:49 UTC 2009
On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 22:46 +0100, Vedran Miletić wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Lars Hamann <list at bistromatic.de> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I've just checked the power usage of f10 + fglrx and
> > f12/rawhide using xorg-x11-drv-ati and kernel 22.214.171.124-107.
> > With xorg-x11-drv-ati the system uses 30 watts more than f10 + fglrx
> > (100 vs. 130 watts). I'm using a RV670PRO [Radeon HD 3850]. See
> > http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_66917802-6fe1-48e9-883b-b203e81d9a4a
> > for details.
> > Is this expected?
> I'm pretty certain power managemnt for R600+ is not yet implemented.
> So, that would explain it.
Ah, that would explain the seriously bad battery life in f11 and f12
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