My AMD laptop with 4 cores uses like 9-10W idle where my work dual core i7 only uses 5W. I wonder if that’s expected (more physical cores more power drainage)? Or is it a config issue (using tlp)?

@julienxx have you tried powertop? it should show you what power saving options you might have missed.

@julienxx more detailed specs? does the amd laptop have one of those apu's with radeon graphics?


@foura indeed it’s a T495 (Radeon) vs a X1C6 (Intel)

@julienxx maybe try the proprietary amd gpu drivers (i know, sucks :/), sometimes they can have better power management.

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