Microsoft Announces First Major Windows 10 Redstone 3 Feature: Power Throttling


With Windows 10 Creators Update now available for download, Microsoft can concentrate entirely on the next big milestone for its latest operating system, especially because some of the features that were originally promised to ship this spring didn’t make the cut.

One such example is a power slider that was supposed to provide users with more options when it comes to managing power settings, but it now it looks like this feature has evolved and is planned to come back in Windows 10 Redstone 3 as power throttling.

Microsoft says that power throttling is already part of the latest Windows 10 preview build (16176) and can be tested by users with latest-generation processors, including Skylake and Kaby Lake. More processors should get support for it in the coming updates.

The power slider is back

What power throttling does is to optimize processes so that background tasks use only minimal power to run, thus making sure that the impact on battery life… (read more)

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