Measuring video game consoles' power

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Measuring video game consoles' power

Post by shawn » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:49 am

A while back I posted a link (in our links section, I think) to an online article comparing the energy use of some different game consoles, like PlayStation. Today I found another article comparing the current popular consoles: PlayStation3, Wii, and XBox 360. Turns out the Wii is a super-miser compared to the other two, but suffers some limitations for gaming:
http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-356-1.htm
Note that the reviewer used a WattsUp? Pro to generate graphs of the consoles' power consumption. It's also interesting that the writer ran the test in a country with 220V/50Hz, but wrote for a US audience, using US dollars as the currency. I wonder whether switchable transformers are more/less/equally efficient on 220/50 than on 110/60?
Another forum-post from AVSForum about PS3 power consumption:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=765937
Also:
http://electrimetric.blogspot.com/2007/ ... -xbox.html

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Energy use of Mac Pros and MacBooks

Post by shawn » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:13 pm

Read this forum for some numbers and interesting interpretations from computer users on the power (and VA) usage of their desktops and laptops:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=512923

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