I’m just wondering. Does performance on Intel differ from AMD? I have two machines, both running current versions of unstable. Both are running KDE, and both are running firefox-55.0.2_1,1.
My desktop has
hw.model: AMD Phenom™ II X4 840 Processor (3.2 GHz)
The laptop has
hw.model: Intel® Core™ i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz
One thing I have noticed is that firefox uses vastly more cpu on my AMD desktop than the laptop. I have the same addons running on both:
- Panorama Tab Group Name
- Privacy Badger
- Self-destructing cookies
- Tab groups
- Tab Mix Plus
- uBlock Origin
However, on the AMD box, I am showing a SIZE in top of 47815M and a WCPU of 150.81%, and I have to restart every few days. On the laptop (intel), the SIZE is 1857M and the WCPU is 6.78%, and I almost never have to restart. Now the desktop box has 71 tabs open, while the laptop has 36 open. While there are significantly more open on the desktop, it should not be enough to account for 25 times the cpu usage or memory usage.
Is this endemic to AMD-vs-Intel, or am I missing something? At one point, I thought it may be something like a memory leak among my plugins, but then I would think that the behavior would be similar on both the laptop and desktop.