Energy saving mode, balanced and high performance, the main difference is the name, the most important are the settings!
IDLE status example!
High performance: 75 watts balanced: 72 watts Energy saving mode: 61 watts
You can save a lot of watts in energy-saving mode and save the hardware!
It's about the response times and also about conserving the hardware!
Since I was annoyed by the slightly longer response times from the PC in energy-saving mode, I wrote the tool AutoPowerOptionsOK, which allows me (now you too) to benefit from the advantages of the all energy modes. As long as you type aon the keyboard or move the mouse, which is usually the case when using the PC, the PC is in the desired mode, for example, balanced and if not, then just in the most economical and gentle energy-saving mode. The time is adjustable in the program from 10 seconds to 5 minutes.
When you automatically change the power scheme, you won't even notice that the changes have Happened.
Power saving mode!
In the standard energy-saving mode In addition to CPU and memory, all other hardware components that support sleep mode are put into sleep mode. In this case, the corresponding hardware operates with lower energy consumption and at a lower operating frequency.
High Performanz (Maximum power)!
At full power, all hardware is in full working mode and response times are shortest. You notice when you start a program. Here it is the fastest open.
This is the golden mean, the hardware provides full power when needed and also saves energy during periods of inactivity. This is usually the optimal power plan for most users.
Unfortunately, most users do not care if the PC consumes 10 to 20 watts more, but it's also about save the hardware and benefiting the environment by the way.