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 264 DP, a short circuit, an environmental threat?
Hello,

Am I the only one that, after reading the 264 DP specs, wonders
about its power consumption?

91 or 109 watt *per* cpu!
So that is 182 or 218 watt for the both of them.

And that does not include the motherboard.

They (compaq? digital? samsung? it's hard to tell these days)
recommend a 630 Watt powersupply *minimum*.

Phew...

This kind of power consumption is what I would expect from
a short circuit, not from a computer.

I don't know about the situation in the USA, but in Holland,
we have an ever increasing tax on electricity for environmental
issues. This makes a 264 machine expensive for running
24 hours per day.

It will probably help warming your room in the winter, though.

Just some thoughts,

Greetings,

    Bram Stolk
    (Who thinks his 164LX already consumes a lot of power)



 Sat, 04 Aug 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
 264 DP, a short circuit, an environmental threat?

Per daughtercard with a CPU, cache, voltage regulators...

Get real.  If you have $10K or $20K to spend on a machine, you're not
going to care in the slightest about the cost of 100 or 200 Watts.

Environmental threat, my ass!
  Rob.



 Sat, 04 Aug 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
 264 DP, a short circuit, an environmental threat?
In article <rz7emnqpk0m....@corton.inria.fr>,
Robert Harley  <har...@corton.inria.fr> wrote:

600W at US $.1 per KWH would cost $525/year to operate.  That isn't so bad.

As to how much of environmental threat your ass is, I couldn't say.

PeterM



 Sat, 04 Aug 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
 264 DP, a short circuit, an environmental threat?

But wait till the fast dual-data cache chip start shipping.
Then you'll see some interesting power numbers!

~paul



 Sun, 05 Aug 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
 264 DP, a short circuit, an environmental threat?

Hmm. . .I never thought I would never see "someone's ass" AND
"environmental threat" in the same sentence.  I estimated that Global
warming would be an issue.

And I just got over Bob Dole promoting Viagra this morning on TV.



 Mon, 06 Aug 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
 
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