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Microsoft today announced “Power Throttling” feature for Windows 10 Insiders who are running build 16176. The feature help Windows run background work in a power efficient manner which enhances battery life significantly giving access to multitasking capabilities of the OS.

The “Power Throttling” feature is currently available for processors with Intel’s Speed Shift Technology like Intel’s 6th gen Core Processors. Microsoft is currently working on expanding support for other processors in the coming months.

The features works by using a Power Slider and Microsoft notes that ” “Windows will keep the processor in its efficient ranges when you’ve selected “Battery Saver” or “Recommended” and turns off completely when you’ve selected “Best Performance.”

Microsoft is currently working on making improvements to the features and invites Insiders to provide Feedback in the Feedback Hub under the Power and Battery>Throttled Applications category.

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