Author Topic: Is Windows scheduling being passed to Intel/CPUs?  (Read 112 times)

Offline Coldblackice

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Is Windows scheduling being passed to Intel/CPUs?
« on: September 28, 2019, 10:14:45 PM »
I thought I read somewhere here, possibly Jeremy mentioning, that process scheduling in Windows is being handed over soon to Intel, which will incorporate the function into CPUs themselves -- and that this could be seen as validation that Microsoft has dropped the ball when it comes to scheduling.

Am I imagining that now? I've tried searching, to no avail.

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Re: Is Windows scheduling being passed to Intel/CPUs?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 11:08:50 AM »
That was in reference to CPU core parking (and frequency scaling). The OS can't react fast enough to react to bursting loads.

For all recent Intel and AMD processors, these state transitions are now controlled by the hardware. This is entirely distinct from scheduling.

That said, it is still a good idea to at least disable core parking (as Bitsum Highest Performance does) when you want performance and don't care about power consumption.
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