I searched high and low for what “Intel P state” is and what it does. I found out that it has to do with performance and power consumption. I learned that if you build it in the kernel, it'll becomes the default scaling driver for Intel CPUs.
But What I want to know is, what does it do?
Does it reduce CPU functionality and power in favour of reducing power consumption, or does it manage and balance the CPU state, i.e if CPU is under heavy load and compiling something it boosts the CPU frequency to compensate and it reduces it when it is idle?