Originally Posted by SgtIcetea
Hey Xmister, (and all other experts out here)
I'm running last Kernel #132 with Viper 3.3.7, and locked frequencies to 1Ghz. My status bar info label shows often more than one core active while normal usage (Message, Whatsapp etc.), and I never had problems with performance or Battery, but I just noticed, let the Cpu scale up to 1.5 Ghz leads to more usage on a single core, and more cores are plugged rare on same apps.
Anybody confirm this? And what is better for battery, more cores @1Ghz, or just one core @1.5Ghz?
Hope you understood what I mean
I'd say best thing to do if you want high battery underclock the CPU onto 1200 , use SIo scheduler and smartmax governor.
As for cores, 1core at 1500 freq will use more power then 4cores at 1000, but that depends on the task mainly, for example you can't even use single core on this phone unless you want LAGS , this phone can't run fast with 1 core even on 1500 , it needs at least 2 cores.
E.G. Lets say you could use 1 core 1500 mhz , and you open lets say facebook app , it will use for example 1core on 1500 freq for around 20sec for sure since it's only 1 core and it will use lots of power, if you have all 4 cores enabled underclocked at 1200 and they use 1000 they will open FB in less then 5 sec and load it's content = less power. But of course this can depend on the usage.
My suggestion to you would be little bit of undervolting depending on your variant anyway -75 should be enough for all freqs. underclock to 1200 , use smartmax governor + noop if you want max battery, if you want battery and performance use SIO , or if you want little less battery and more performance use ROW. As for deadline use it for gaming with interactive governor.
Hope this makes some sense and helps out lol.