I am finding that on my system.. ubuntu 13.10 is consuming much more power than Windows 8... (I get about 3.5 hours of battery on Windows and 1 hour on ubuntu)
From googling, this might be as a result of a combination of factors (biggest of which, is nVidia Optimus).. I would like to try out different methods and see how my power consumption and system temperature is affected. In order to do that I need to benchmark power consumption on windows and ubuntu and see how changes i make affect the performance.

I am new to phoronix. What test cases and methods would you suggest in order to benchmark and measure power consumption and CPU/GPU temp on both my ubuntu and windows partitions.

Thanks in advance,