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Does Saving Power Mean Hurting Performance?

3DMark and Games

3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage shows very little difference between the power saving modes, as it typically runs the components at a rather high load.

3D Games

The same applies to games, as the processor is typically kept busy most of the time when the graphics card is involved, which results in additional power requirements to display high-quality 3D scenes.