KDE Plasma 5.14’s Lock Screen Will No Longer Eat Your CPU Resources On Old Hardware

With KDE Plasma 5 right now it turns out that if you have relied upon CPU-based software rendering, when hitting Plasma’s lock-screen it would actually go CPU-wild — as far as maxing out the CPU to 100% utilization, thereby consuming a lot of power and generating excess heat. That will be fixed for KDE Plasma 5.14.0…

Source: Phoronix