ferko1276no it doesn't behave that way when you use high performance, it does that in balanced, but that's boring mode when i am near AC i want max power all the time, it makes me more productive. this laptop is so fast when it's on turbo all the time, with such a fast ssd as well
If it goes back again when you run demanding apps then it's likely normal behavior. Why this might happen?
- Higher frequencies require higher CPU core voltages to keep the core stable.
- Power consumption is proportional to: V^2 * freq
- Doubling the voltage would result in roughly ~ 4x power draw on the same frequency.
For these reasons it makes perfect sense to scale down the clock (and voltages) when the core is idling especially on battery power.