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    Question about power modes

    So here is a question that I'm not sure if it has been answered or not, but I would like to know what is the difference in the 3 power modes available in the settings?
    Power saving mode
    Balanced mode
    and Performance mode.

    Obviously power saving mode is to save the most power but does selecting one of these depends on how many cores of the CPU are turned on?
    Ex: Power saving mode = 1 core
    Balanced = 2 cores
    Performance = 4 cores

    Can someone please let me know. Thanks!

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    It isn't necessarily the number of active cores, it's more about some additional tweaking that takes place and the frequency of the cores it's using. Frederuco had a chart some time ago listing those frequencies. Other things take place that are subtle when you change modes like a slight dimming of the display when you go from balanced to power saving.

    The Tegra 3 actually has a 5th core that is much like idle. If you are in balanced mode it's possible to kick in all 4 cores but at a lower speed.

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    Oh ok thanks Lee.
    That makes more sense now.

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    I would suggest that the power modes are responsible for how aggressively the system shuts down cores and when it kicks them back up. The frequencies do tell one story, but I've tested the prime with equal frequencies across the board (root with ezoverclocker) and normal mode pretty much runs all out shutting down cores when the screen is off. Balanced will attempt to shut down cores while you're working but there's a light load. Power save wants to try to run on the ninja core if at all possible, disables some of the GPU, and also attenuates the screen more.

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