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Viewing Youtube in Normal/Theater Mode consumes more GPU, than in FullScreen

  • Viewing Youtube in Normal/Theater Mode consumes more GPU (thus battery consumption), than in FullScreen.

    Normal/Theater Mode : 15% to 20%; battery last 3 hours
    FullScreen Mode : 2% to 3%; battery last more than 4 hours

    Is this normal?

  • Fullscreen might use video overlay mode, which might be more efficient. Also, are you comparing the same quality and video format between normal mode and fullscreen? Sometimes youtube switches to a higher quality in fullscreen, which may be a different video format. Your hardware might optimize on and not the other.

  • @burnout426
    yes sir,
    Same video, quality, browser, laptop, etc.