As we have become accustomed to, short time after Creators Update, Microsoft has begun the finishing efforts of the future Windows 10 update. Apple systems have more autonomy than most PCs, and this is in the same time due to the quality of batteries and due to operating system optimizations. If they cannot do anything about laptop batteries, Microsoft has decided to smooth as much as they can the operating system. An important step in this direction is called power throttling and will be integrated in the next major update for Windows 10.
As you can see in the above capture of task manager, soon we will see a new column in Task Manager. It was introduced in Windows 10 Preview Build 16176 and will be smoothed until the net upgrade that will reach the vast mass of users. The idea behind the concept of power throttling is related to limiting the access to hardware resources for background applications. In the moment you have a large number of tabs opened in a browser you are not using, it will see less available resources on system and will therefore consume less energy. In the company’s intern tests, they were able to see an increase of 11% on autonomy on systems where the new function was experienced. Practically, background applications will not be suspended, but they will perform their tasks with a minimal impact on the battery. It is very important to note that, at least for the moment, the benefits of the power throttling algorithm will only be felt on portable systems that include processors with Intel Speed Shift technology. It was introduced for the first time in sixth-generation CPUs. But there is the promise that Microsoft will extend the support for this function to other processors in the next months.