PowerTop 2.5

An CLI tool for detecting the biggest power consumption from your Linux machines
PowerTop is an open source command-line software that can be used to detect which Linux programs and kernel tunables are the biggest power and battery consumers.

Are you wondering why your laptop battery drains so fast, or you want a powerful tool to just diagnose issues with power management and power consumption on your computer? PowerTop can help you, by making your computer to use the least amount of power without hassle.

In case your Linux operating system does not have a binary package for the PowerTop utility, you can always download the latest source archive from Softpedia and type the following commnads, in a Terminal, to extract, compile and run the program:

tar -zxf powertop-x.x.tar.gz
cd powertop

last updated on:
November 26th, 2013, 19:22 GMT
developed by:
Intel Corporation
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ System \ Hardware


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What's New in This Release:
  • Support for the Intel Baytrail-M CPU counters
  • New "auto-tune" option which sets all tunable options to the GOOD setting
  • Support for the 3.12 libtraceevent code base
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