Quick and Dirty Core i7 8550u Throttling Behavior on Dell Inspiron 13 7000

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  1. Silvr6

    Silvr6 Notebook Evangelist

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    Battery life isn't the best from what i've done in limited testing so far. Its a 38W/HR battery so its not the largest. Its about 3 hours of streaming netflix while browsing the web. Just streaming netflix by itself or youtube by itself would probably be around 4-5 hours, web surfing maybe 6 hours, the cpu itself is rather frugal but the biggest issue is the battery size. For comparison the XPS 13 has a 60W/HR battery
     
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    Have you tried going to BIOS - Performance and disable Intel SpeedStep Technology ? Worked for me :)
     
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    Worked how so? Better battery life? Which notebook do you have
     
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    sztormik Newbie

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    No no, worked for throttling CPU i've got Inspiron 7570 with i5-8250u
     
  5. Silvr6

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    Oh ok, i haven't really had any issues with throttling. My cpu does 2.6GHZ sustained under full load, good enough for me, no issues at all
     
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    Good info, thanks. I think that the XPS 13 may throttle a bit, so I'm undecided between it and the Yoga 920 (assuming that the fan noise problems from the Yoga 910 are fixed).

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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    I have one of these coming soon. What are your thoughts on this model? 940mx? Build quality, screen, ect...

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  8. Silvr6

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    I"m willing to but you will have a bit better performance and slightly less throttling because the onboard GPU won't be utilized when gaming. The larger chassis may also be a bit better at cooling although there is zero problems with the cooling in my 13" version
     
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    Great information!

    I picked up the HP Spectre X360 13.3” 8550U today and am impressed with how ‘zippy’ it feels while seemingly providing stellar battery life.

    Heavily considered the XPS 13 variant but the design is dated IMO (I already own a 5th gen).
     
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    The high single core turbo boost really wakes this machines up thats for sure!
     
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