Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2008 11:57 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Benchmarks "Earlier this week Apple released updated Mac Pros that use Intel's new Penryn processors. Also new is the fact that the standard Mac Pro configuration now comes with eight (instead of four) cores. Of course, what I've been wondering (as I sit here and think about getting a new Mac Pro) is how does the new standard eight-core Mac Pro perform compared to the old high-end Mac Pro? I've gathered Geekbench 2 results for both Mac Pros to find out."
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RE[5]: Back to basic first
by Joe User on Fri 11th Jan 2008 22:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Back to basic first"
Joe User
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2005-06-29

I actually have "normal" switches that don't leave devices in stand-by for other appliances in my house. I'm conscious about energy savings and this is more important than laziness not wanting to move one's ass to unplug the TV after watching television. Same for the radio, the modem, etc...

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RE[6]: Back to basic first
by TechGeek on Fri 11th Jan 2008 23:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Back to basic first"
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2006-01-14

Actually, unless you use a power bar with a switch or unplug your electronics, then they are using almost as much power turned off as a laptop uses in sleep mode. Your pc has power running through it all the time, waiting for the signal that you pushed the button to power it on. Thats how we are able to have software power ups and power downs. Still, I wouldnt mind seeing some part of the OS being written to a semi permanent memory on the motherboard. It could just be flashed during updates then. Or if buggered, wiped from the bios and then you could boot completely off the HDD.

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