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Environmentally friendly PCs, a new trend for 2008?

Posted on Saturday, December 29 2007 @ 08:00:31 CET by

Performance per Watt seems to be a key element in modern processor design, upping the power efficiency of the PC, will this trend continue in 2008?
Not too long ago the pinnacle of gaming bliss was a dual core AMD PC outfitted with two Nvidia graphics cards in a SLI configuration, obviously sporting a RAID0 configuration of the fastest 10K rpm desktop drives and a barrage of case fans to keep all these hot components running cool. To state that the power requirements of such a system were rather steep would be an understatement as a +500W power supply was a stringent requirement and usually barely able to keep pace. Obviously the impact on your annual electricity bill for running such a PC on a daily basis would be substantial, or from an environmentalist point of view the equivalent of a hard smack across the face..
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