I recently posted about my Dell XPS 13 (9350) having laggy performance under Antergos with Gnome DE (using Wayland). One of the suggestions I got was to tweak the following:
"Id recommend changing the EPP of the processor to "performance" and see if that helps. I found this online: "In my case (Skylake i7-6500U laptop) it depends on the value of the energy_performance_preference (EPP) variable. If it is balance_performance it works OK, if it is performance it works great, if it is balance_power or power it is super sluggish. You can inspect the value of this variable for each core with this command: cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy*/energy_performance_preference You can set it to performance with this command: echo performance | sudo tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/policy*/energy_performance_preference"
Will I do any harm to my system if I make the change above? Currently my system is set to “balance_power”, and I use TLP as well.
Any thoughts or feedback would be greatly appreciated!