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GNOME3: The energy cost

Tags Grind My Gears 

I did a little bit of power profiling on my ubuntu laptop.  I noticed that, when running gnome3, the videocard would get 60 interrupts each second.

Comparing idle energy use of my openbox desktop and GNOME3 this resulted in a difference (on average) of 1.1 W.

So, GNOME3 almost costs me 1  hour of battery lifetime.