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Energy Star 5.0 unveiled - targets consoles

Posted on Saturday, October 18 2008 @ 22:17:23 CEST by

EPA has expanded its Energy Star program to include gaming consoles. ExtremeTech has the details of the Energy Star 5.0 specification:
Operational Mode Requirements
  • Off Mode: ≤ 1 W Sleep or Auto-Off: ≤ 5 W

    Power Management and Efficient Operation Requirements
    Sleep or Auto-Off
  • The console shall power down to a sleep mode after 1 hour of inactivity; and Provide Game Developers the tools/features allowing APD within games or programs designed for the console; and Automatically APD when games are in an inactive or paused game state; and provide for Full Network Connectivity in sleep.

    TV/Display Sleep
  • The console shall have the ability to drop Component, Composite, DVI outputs (using in-place standards where applicable) when the system is inactive for 15 minutes. Ability to do this in HDMI should be implemented once a HDMI standard for doing so exists; and Provide visual feedback on the console's integrated display or LEDs calling attention to the consoles continued active state while outputs are dropped.

    Power Scaling
  • Set Top Box (STB) and DVD/Blu Ray/Movie Playback functions must come within 10% of the requirements in place for the Energy Star STB Specification Version 2.0, Tier 2 (finalized on April 23, 2008). Game consoles must be tested using the test procedure in the Set Top Box specification to evaluate their ability to meet the requirement.

    Efficient Networking
  • Implement IEEE 802.3az and Full Network Connectivity in Sleep for Ethernet and Wi-Fi.
  • Wireless Access Point functions must use less than 10W.



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