ATI PowerPlay reduces power consumption

Posted on Sunday, November 13 2005 @ 15:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Shipping with ATI's v8.19.10 display drivers is a technology that Linux mobile users have long awaited to enjoy and that is PowerPlay. ATI's PowerPlay is a power management technology that is designed to dramatically reduce the power consumption of ATI MOBILITY RADEON GPUs by adjusting the core and memory clock speeds along with the voltage supplied to the chip. By adjusting the GPU, the laptop battery life and heat-output can often be dramatically improved. Today with us, we have the first Linux preview for this battery-saving technology.. Read on over at Phoronix to learn more.

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