[rescue] x86 power question

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Tue Nov 14 10:19:34 CST 2006

On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 02:53:51PM -0600, Chad McAuley wrote:
> With some of the power consumption figures I've seen floating around for
> the next generation fo video cards, you're pretty much going to need a 1kW
> PSU to power everything. I don't think ATI or Nvidia have released hard
> numbers yet, but in one of AnandTech's Computex articles from this year
> they mentioned hearing GPU power consumption figures in the 130W-300W
> range.

That's scandalous. I'm trying to reduce the power consumption of my computer
kit, not add to it.

How can a plain home PC possibly justify 1kW?

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