8 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2018 10:56 AM by N.Scott.Pearson

    i5-7200U performance loss, fps drops while gaming

    punky

      Hi, everybody!

      Recently I'm experiencing a performance loss with my laptop and fps drops while gaming. E.g. I'm playing Quake 3, a 19 years old video game that should not give me any problem. This months I've been playing that game at 125 fps stable. It's a personal preference because I could play that game at 250 fps stable with non a single frame drop. But recently this game it's not working properly. It only works at 60-70 fps, freezing and not working fine. I tried playing the game with different video cards and the result is the same, so I would say it's a processor issue. Also I found fps drops and performance issues in other modern games, and I feel my computer it's working worse, but, according to Task Manager, the processor it's working fine (No GHz issue)

      I have a laptop Acer E5-575G-58HM

      i5-7200U 2.5 Ghz Turbo boost 3.1

      GPU0 Intel HD 620 Graphics

      GPU1 Nvidia Geforce GTX 950m

      Windows 10 Home 64-bit

      8 Gb RAM

        • 1. Re: i5-7200U performance loss, fps drops while gaming
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello punky,

          I understand that you are having problems with the frame rate since it has been dropping while gaming, I apologize for any inconvenience. 

          Regarding this problem, we should start by running a test with our Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool which can tell whether the unit is working fine or not. Please download and install the software in the following link:

          https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792/Intel-Processor-Diagnostic-Tool

          Once downloaded, please attempt to run the test and attach the results so I can check the information.


          Regards,
          David V
           

          • 2. Re: i5-7200U performance loss, fps drops while gaming
            punky

            Well, I found fps drops in another games. It seems with my laptop plugged fps seems normal. When I unplugged it, gamesare unplayable due fps drops. Here is the results from Diagnostic Tool, everything seems fine...

             

            --- IPDT64 - Revision: 4.1.0.24

            --- IPDT64 - Start Time: 28/01/2018 21:04:42

             

             

            CPU1

            Genuine Intel CPU Test

            Module Version: 1.0.14.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:42 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected: GenuineIntel

            Detected: GenuineIntel

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:42 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            CPU Brand String Test

            Module Version: 1.0.17.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:42 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected: Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU @

            Detected: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz

            Intel(R) Core(TM) processor detected..!!..

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:43 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 1

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            Cache Test

            Module Version: 1.0.14.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:43 2018

            Test Result - PASS

             

             

            --- Reading Cache Size --- 

             

             

            - Detected L1 Data Cache Size --> 32

            - Detected L1 Inst Cache Size --> 32

             

             

            - Detected L2 Cache Size --> 256

            - Detected L3 Cache Size --> 3072

             

             

            Cache Size Test Passed!!!

             

             

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:43 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            MMXSSE Test

            Module Version: 1.0.19.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:43 2018

            Test Result - PASS

             

             

            DetectUtils64 DLL Version - 1.1.2

             

             

            --- Determining MMX - SSE capabilities ---

            ..MMX is supported on this CPU..

            ..SSE is supported on this CPU..

            ..SSE2 is supported on this CPU..

            ..SSE3 is supported on this CPU..

            ..SSSE3 is supported on this CPU..

            ..SSE4.1 is supported on this CPU..

            ..SSE4.2 is supported on this CPU..

             

             

            MMX Test Result --- PASS

            SSE Test Result --- PASS

            SSE2 Test Result --- PASS

            SSE3 Test Result --- PASS

            SSSE3 Test Result --- PASS

            SSE4.1 Test Result --- PASS

            SSE4.2 Test Result --- PASS

             

             

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:43 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            IMC Test

            Module Version: 1.0.10.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:43 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            --- Reading Memory Size ---

            Detected Memory Size is --> 8.00GB

            --- Subtest - Memory Size Test Passed!!!  ---

            --- Integrated Memory Controller Stress Test ---

            Memory to be allocated = 1048576 byte

            Memory Allocated.

            Test 1 Ones and Zeros Moving Inversions write operations - Passed

            Test 1 Ones and Zeros Moving Inversions verification operations - Passed

            Test 2 32Bits Sliding Ones write operations - Passed

            Test 2 32Bits Sliding Ones verification operations - Passed

            Test 3 32Bits Sliding Zero write operations - Passed

            Test 3 32Bits Sliding Zero verification operations - Passed

            Memory Deallocated.

            --- Subtest - Memory Stress Test Passed!!!  ---

            Integrated Memory Controller Stress Test Passed!!!

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:44 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 1

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            Parallel_PrimeNum_i5-7 Test

            Module Version: 1.0.0.8

            Start Time: 28/01/2018 21:04:44

            Test Result - PASS

             

            Module Math_PrimeNum.exe Completed - Pass

            Module VisCollisions.exe Completed - Pass

            Module VisParticle.exe Completed - Pass

             

             

            Prime Number Generation Test

            Module Version: 1.0.17.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:45 2018

            DetectUtils64 DLL Version - 1.1.2

            AVX is supported in your OS

            Max AVX supported = AVX2

            Test Result - PASS

            Operation Per Second: 49028

            Error: 0

            --- Prime Number Generation Test Passed!!!---

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:05 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 20

             

             

            IPDT visCollisions Graphics Test

            Module Version: 1.5.0.0

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:45 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            Successfully executed collision test for 20 seconds, at 550 x 550 window size, with an increment value of 10

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:05 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 20

             

             

            IPDT visParticle Graphics Test

            Module Version: 1.5.0.0

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:04:45 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            Successfully executed particle test for 20 seconds

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:05 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 20

             

            Parallel_PrimeNum_i5-7

            End Time: 28/01/2018 21:05:05

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            Parallel_FP_i5-7 Test

            Module Version: 1.0.0.8

            Start Time: 28/01/2018 21:05:05

            Test Result - PASS

             

            Module Math_FP.exe Completed - Pass

            Module VisCollisions.exe Completed - Pass

            Module VisParticle.exe Completed - Pass

             

             

            Floating Point Test

            Module Version: 1.0.16.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:05 2018

            DetectUtils64 DLL Version - 1.1.2

            AVX is supported in your OS

            Max AVX supported = AVX2

            FMA3 supported

            Test Result - PASS

            Million Floating Points per Second, MFLOPS: 188.825

            Error: 0

            --- Floating Point Test Passed!!!---

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:25 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 20

             

             

            IPDT visCollisions Graphics Test

            Module Version: 1.5.0.0

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:05 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            Successfully executed collision test for 20 seconds, at 550 x 550 window size, with an increment value of 10

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:26 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 21

             

             

            IPDT visParticle Graphics Test

            Module Version: 1.5.0.0

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:05 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            Successfully executed particle test for 20 seconds

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:26 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 21

             

            Parallel_FP_i5-7

            End Time: 28/01/2018 21:05:28

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            Parallel_Math_i5-7 Test

            Module Version: 1.0.0.8

            Start Time: 28/01/2018 21:05:28

            Test Result - PASS

             

            Module Math_FP.exe Completed - Pass

            Module Math_PrimeNum.exe Completed - Pass

            Module AVX.exe Completed - Pass

            Module FMA3.exe Completed - Pass

            Module VisCollisions.exe Completed - Pass

            Module VisParticle.exe Completed - Pass

             

             

            Floating Point Test

            Module Version: 1.0.16.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:28 2018

            DetectUtils64 DLL Version - 1.1.2

            AVX is supported in your OS

            Max AVX supported = AVX2

            FMA3 supported

            Test Result - PASS

            Million Floating Points per Second, MFLOPS: 0.65

            Error: 0

            --- Floating Point Test Passed!!!---

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:06:58 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 90

             

             

            Prime Number Generation Test

            Module Version: 1.0.17.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:28 2018

            DetectUtils64 DLL Version - 1.1.2

            AVX is supported in your OS

            Max AVX supported = AVX2

            Test Result - PASS

            Operation Per Second: 32375

            Error: 0

            --- Prime Number Generation Test Passed!!!---

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:06:58 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 90

             

             

            AVX Test

            Module Version: 2.0.15.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:29 2018

            Test Result - PASS

             

             

            DetectUtils64 DLL Version - 1.1.2

             

             

              --- CPU Features Detection ---

            ..AVX is supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX2 is supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512BW is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512CD is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512DQ is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512ER is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512F is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512IFMA52 is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512PF is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512VBMI is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512VL is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AES is supported by this CPU..

            ..PCLMULQDQ is supported by this CPU..

             

             

            ..AVX is supported by this Operating System..

             

             

            Most Advanced AVX Feature Detected.. AVX2

            AVX2 Test Result --- PASS

            AES Test Result --- PASS

            PCLMULQDQ Test Result --- PASS

             

             

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:01 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 92

             

             

            FMA3 Test

            Module Version: 1.0.16.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:29 2018

            Test Result - PASS

             

             

            DetectUtils64 DLL Version - 1.1.2

             

             

              --- CPU Features Detection ---

            ..FMA3 is supported by this CPU..

            ..FMA3 is supported by this Operating System..

             

             

            FMA3 Test Result --- PASS

             

             

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:00 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 91

             

             

            IPDT visCollisions Graphics Test

            Module Version: 1.5.0.0

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:33 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            Successfully executed collision test for 90 seconds, at 550 x 550 window size, with an increment value of 10

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:03 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 90

             

             

            IPDT visParticle Graphics Test

            Module Version: 1.5.0.0

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:05:38 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            Successfully executed particle test for 90 seconds

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:09 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 91

             

            Parallel_Math_i5-7

            End Time: 28/01/2018 21:07:09

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            Parallel_GPUStressW_i5 Test

            Module Version: 1.0.0.8

            Start Time: 28/01/2018 21:07:09

            Test Result - PASS

             

            Module AVX.exe Completed - Pass

            Module FMA3.exe Completed - Pass

            Module GPUStressW.exe Completed - Pass

             

             

            AVX Test

            Module Version: 2.0.15.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:09 2018

            Test Result - PASS

             

             

            DetectUtils64 DLL Version - 1.1.2

             

             

              --- CPU Features Detection ---

            ..AVX is supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX2 is supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512BW is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512CD is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512DQ is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512ER is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512F is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512IFMA52 is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512PF is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512VBMI is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AVX512VL is NOT supported by this CPU..

            ..AES is supported by this CPU..

            ..PCLMULQDQ is supported by this CPU..

             

             

            ..AVX is supported by this Operating System..

             

             

            Most Advanced AVX Feature Detected.. AVX2

            AVX2 Test Result --- PASS

            AES Test Result --- PASS

            PCLMULQDQ Test Result --- PASS

             

             

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:41 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 32

             

             

            FMA3 Test

            Module Version: 1.0.16.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:09 2018

            Test Result - PASS

             

             

            DetectUtils64 DLL Version - 1.1.2

             

             

              --- CPU Features Detection ---

            ..FMA3 is supported by this CPU..

            ..FMA3 is supported by this Operating System..

             

             

            FMA3 Test Result --- PASS

             

             

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:40 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 31

             

             

            GPUStressW Module Test

            Module Version: 1.0.6.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:09 2018

            GPUStressW Module Test: PASS

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:39 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 30

             

            Parallel_GPUStressW_i5

            End Time: 28/01/2018 21:07:41

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            CPU Load

            Module Version: 1.0.14.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:07:41 2018

            CPU Load: PASS

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:08:47 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 66

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            CPU Frequency Test

            Module Version: 1.0.19.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:08:48 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz

            Expected CPU Frequency: 2.50

            Detected CPU Frequency: 2.85001

            Expected Base Clock: 100

            Detected Base Clock: 101.786

            Expected frequency - The highest frequency at which the tested processor was manufactured to operate

            Detected frequency - The frequency at which the tested processor is currently operating

            Power management modes can create marginally higher or lower detected frequency

            than expected frequency. Small variations in clock frequencies are common.

            QPI link rate Test - Not supported.

            Skipping QPI link rate Test.

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:08:49 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 1

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            IGD Module Test

            Module Version: 1.0.13.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:08:49 2018

            Test Result: Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Device Not Detected or Not Configured, Test Skipped

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:08:49 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            PCH Test

            Module Version: 1.0.11.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:08:50 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            LPC deviceID = 0x9d58

             

             

            Chipset          : Skylake Platform Controller Hub

            Chipset Stepping : C1

             

             

            No device connected to PCI Express Port 1

             

             

            1 device connected to PCI Express Port 3

               1 : Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter

             

             

            2 device connected to PCI Express Port 4

               1 : Realtek PCIE CardReader

               2 : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

             

             

            No device connected to PCI Express Port 9

             

             

            2 device connected to SATA Controller 1

               1 : TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100

               2 : KINGSTON RBU-SNS8151S396GG

             

             

            3USB devices detected

               1 : Bluetooth USB Module

               2 : Dispositivo compuesto USB

               3 : Dispositivo compuesto USB

             

             

            2 device connected to Intel High Definition Audio Controller

               1 : Realtek High Definition Audio

               2 : Sonido Intel(R) para pantallas

             

             

            Platform Controller Hub Test Completed!!!

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:08:50 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            CPU1

            Intel(R) spbc Module Test

            Module Version: 1.0.9.64b.W

            Start Time: Sun Jan 28 21:08:50 2018

            Test Result - PASS

            ..!!..Processor under test is verified as 'PRODUCTION'..!!..

             

             

            Processor Manufacturer: GenuineIntel

            Processor Brand String: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz

             

             

            End Time: Sun Jan 28 21:08:50 2018

            Total Time:  seconds: 0

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            --- IPDT64 - Temperature Monitor Results

            Temperature Monitor will run in parallel with compatible modules

            --- Temperature Test ---

            ...

            Version 1.0.17.64b.W

            ...

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 32C

            Current Degrees Below Max       68C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 68 degrees below max

             

             

            --- Temperature Test ---

            ...

            Version 1.0.17.64b.W

            ...

             

             

             

             

            Entering run forever

            Current Junction Temperature is 42C

            Current Degrees Below Max       58C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 58 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 56C

            Current Degrees Below Max       44C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 44 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 44C

            Current Degrees Below Max       56C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 56 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 57C

            Current Degrees Below Max       43C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 43 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 58C

            Current Degrees Below Max       42C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 42 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 57C

            Current Degrees Below Max       43C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 43 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 43C

            Current Degrees Below Max       57C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 57 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 58C

            Current Degrees Below Max       42C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 42 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 59C

            Current Degrees Below Max       41C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 41 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 46C

            Current Degrees Below Max       54C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 54 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 49C

            Current Degrees Below Max       51C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 51 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 56C

            Current Degrees Below Max       44C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 44 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 60C

            Current Degrees Below Max       40C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 40 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 59C

            Current Degrees Below Max       41C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 41 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 60C

            Current Degrees Below Max       40C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 40 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 60C

            Current Degrees Below Max       40C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 40 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 59C

            Current Degrees Below Max       41C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 41 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 61C

            Current Degrees Below Max       39C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 39 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 60C

            Current Degrees Below Max       40C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 40 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 60C

            Current Degrees Below Max       40C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 40 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 58C

            Current Degrees Below Max       42C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 42 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 59C

            Current Degrees Below Max       41C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 41 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 58C

            Current Degrees Below Max       42C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 42 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 60C

            Current Degrees Below Max       40C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 40 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 60C

            Current Degrees Below Max       40C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 40 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 59C

            Current Degrees Below Max       41C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 41 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 59C

            Current Degrees Below Max       41C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 41 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 59C

            Current Degrees Below Max       41C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 41 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 36C

            Current Degrees Below Max       64C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 64 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 54C

            Current Degrees Below Max       46C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 46 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 47C

            Current Degrees Below Max       53C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 53 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 46C

            Current Degrees Below Max       54C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 54 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 51C

            Current Degrees Below Max       49C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 49 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 63C

            Current Degrees Below Max       37C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 37 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 64C

            Current Degrees Below Max       36C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 36 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 46C

            Current Degrees Below Max       54C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 54 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 44C

            Current Degrees Below Max       56C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 56 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 43C

            Current Degrees Below Max       57C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 57 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 49C

            Current Degrees Below Max       51C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 51 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 49C

            Current Degrees Below Max       51C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 51 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 49C

            Current Degrees Below Max       51C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 51 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 48C

            Current Degrees Below Max       52C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 52 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 41C

            Current Degrees Below Max       59C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 59 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 41C

            Current Degrees Below Max       59C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 59 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 41C

            Current Degrees Below Max       59C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 59 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 41C

            Current Degrees Below Max       59C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 59 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 48C

            Current Degrees Below Max       52C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 52 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

            Current Junction Temperature is 48C

            Current Degrees Below Max       52C

            Maximum Junction Temp Allowed  100C

            Test Result - PASS

            Expected Greater than 1 degrees below max

            Received 52 degrees below max

            Test PASSED

             

             

             

             

            Temperature Monitor Stopped

             

             

            Temperature Monitor Stopped

             

             

            Temperature Monitor Stopped

             

             

            Temperature Monitor Stopped

             

             

            Temperature Monitor Stopped

             

             

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

             

             

            System Information

            ------------------

            Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz

            Processor Information: Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9

            Number of Physical Cores: 2

            Number of Logical Cores: 4

            Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bits

            Graphics Information: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620

            System Product: IRONMAN_SK

            System BIOS: V1.15

            System Serial Number: NXGDZEB0266412D4D57600

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

             

             

            --- IPDT64 - End Time: 28/01/2018 21:08:50

            --- IPDT64 - Result: Pass

            --------------------------------------------------------------------

            • 3. Re: i5-7200U performance loss, fps drops while gaming
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hello punky,

              Thank you for your response,

              Upon review of the test, everything seems to fine with the processor. Now that you mentioned the "plugged in" and "unplugged" situation it seems more related to a power option rather than a bad processor.

              It is important to set the power options to "High Performance" even when only using the battery because by default it would normally try to save power so that the battery does not get drained fast. Please refer to the picture attached for more information on how the setting looks. 


              Regards,
              David V

              • 4. Re: i5-7200U performance loss, fps drops while gaming
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                Hello punky,

                I am following-up with your case and I see that we have not heard from you.

                Is there anything else I can help you with?

                Do not hesitate to reply for further help.


                Regards,
                David V

                • 5. Re: i5-7200U performance loss, fps drops while gaming
                  punky

                  Hi!

                  First of all, the high performance option disappeared months ago as an option, so I can use only the balanced option. Second, I selected active refrigeration with battery instead pasive and that helped me with my fps drops while gaming. Now I  can play at least at 125 fps with no problem, but I can't play at 250 stable fps as I could months ago, so problem is not 100% solved and there's an obvious performance loss. I will continue investigating...

                  • 6. Re: i5-7200U performance loss, fps drops while gaming
                    N.Scott.Pearson

                    "Option disappeared"? So something that has changed is the version of the BIOS. We regularly see problem reports where the BIOS is responsible for limiting processor performance. Have you looked closely at what the BIOS is doing to you? [Try resetting the BIOS to its default configuration and see if this makes a difference] Have you tried downgrading to any of these previous BIOS releases to see if they make an appreciable difference in processor performance?

                     

                    Food for thought,

                    ...S

                    • 7. Re: i5-7200U performance loss, fps drops while gaming
                      punky

                      No, I updated my BIOS (it's one that fixes some ME security issue) and everything seems the same.

                      • 8. Re: i5-7200U performance loss, fps drops while gaming
                        N.Scott.Pearson

                        That's all it said had changed? I presume we are talking about the update to address the INTEL-SA-00086 and/or INTEL-SA-00075 vulnerabilities?

                         

                        "Seems the same"? Not very scientific. As I said, try resetting the BIOS Configuration to defaults and (1) check if this is unexpectedly changing any settings related to processor performance and (2) see if this makes any difference in performance settings in Windows (and performance overall).

                         

                        What has happened to your O/S in this time frame? Did the changes in performance happen to coincide with the upgrade to the Fall Creator's Update? Did the changes coincide with the release of the workarounds for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities?

                         

                        ...S