Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Dec 2005 23:07 UTC, submitted by Valour
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Over the past several years of computer hardware engineering, raw speed has been the primary goal of hardware manufacturers. This has traditionally come at the expense of power consumption, which has skyrocketed since the first days of the x86-compatible home PC. Just how much electricity does a computer and its related devices use? Are there disadvantages to turning everything off when you're done? This article will give you an insight into computer power usage."
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Comparision with VIA/Geode CPU's?
by on Fri 30th Dec 2005 01:15 UTC

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This is a very good article. I wonder if the author could compare power-saver CPU's such as Mobile/VIA/Geode CPU's.

VIA CPU's are available in mini-itx boards and Geode CPU's in AMD PIC's.

I'm very much interested in comparing such CPU's since I have 4 computers in the house (running AMD XP 1800+ CPU) used for multimedia (listening music), browsing and productivity (office stuff).

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Valour Member since:
2005-07-08

This is a very good article. I wonder if the author could compare power-saver CPU's such as Mobile/VIA/Geode CPU's.

I've been working on it for a while. There is a huge performance difference between low-power CPUs, though. I'm having trouble getting some of them in for review, but if this article is a success I shouldn't have any trouble getting more parts to test.

I have plans for an article showing how much power each computer component draws as well.

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