June 20, 2008 - Intel Core 12 generation processors for the first time bring a hybrid architecture to the desktop x86, consisting of eight performance cores and eight energy efficient cores for different workloads.
This also introduces more complex CPU optimization issues, including web browsers. The average person spends 60 percent of their computer time on the Web, and Google's Chrome browser is the world's most popular browser, with more than 63 percent, so Intel is focusing on Chrome.
In the hybrid architecture of the 12th generation Core, optimization of CPU scheduling involves scene detection, scheduling strategy and operating system support. Intel has made a lot of optimization on these three issues. On the Chromebook, the 12 Generation Core processor saw a 4.2% reduction in CPU pack power and a 3.8% reduction in CPU power for the AD process when the web space process was scheduled to the energy efficient core.
If four browser tabs are open and the workload is placed on the performance core, the CPU package power consumption is reduced by 0.9%, and the power savings are even greater if there are more tabs and background pages. A power consumption of 0.9 to 4.2 percent may not sound like much, but for mobile platforms, it could extend the battery life of a laptop.