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    News - California slaps TVs with energy use mandates

    The greenest American state has a programme in store for televisions, which involves making them 50 per cent more energy efficient by 2013.
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    Re: News - California slaps TVs with energy use mandates

    its only a short step before they do the same to PCs energy consumption. especially if they look at the 5970 crossfire review.

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    Re: News - California slaps TVs with energy use mandates

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    its only a short step before they do the same to PCs energy consumption. especially if they look at the 5970 crossfire review.
    To be honest I doubt they will... maybe monitors, or speakers, or graphics cards, but PCs themselves will probably be a bit too tricky.

    They'll never be able to limit what you can build yourself, so all they could do is put Alienware and the like out of business by restricting them to sub 700W machines or something similar.

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    Re: News - California slaps TVs with energy use mandates

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    its only a short step before they do the same to PCs energy consumption. especially if they look at the 5970 crossfire review.
    I think that would be fab idea. Maybe 10watts max for a graphics card etc.

    Computers are no longer computers, they are room heaters.

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    Re: News - California slaps TVs with energy use mandates

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    its only a short step before they do the same to PCs energy consumption. especially if they look at the 5970 crossfire review.
    If they look at the 5970 Xfire review, they'll probably notice the significant idle energy savings made compared to previous generations, and do nothing /naive

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    Re: News - California slaps TVs with energy use mandates

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    so all they could do is put Alienware and the like out of business by restricting them to sub 700W machines or something similar.
    You say that as if it was a bad thing!
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    Re: News - California slaps TVs with energy use mandates

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    You say that as if it was a bad thing!


    Alien says die, nonbeliever.

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    Re: News - California slaps TVs with energy use mandates

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    I think that would be fab idea. Maybe 10watts max for a graphics card etc.

    Computers are no longer computers, they are room heaters.
    That is a bonus, as here in the UK you need heating in homes. With PC's, they heat the room themself without need for a radiator to be turned on, so the energy consumption would be the same if the room was just heated by the radiator. Energy is never lost, it is just transferred.

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    Re: News - California slaps TVs with energy use mandates

    Quote Originally Posted by Badbonji View Post
    That is a bonus, as here in the UK you need heating in homes. With PC's, they heat the room themself without need for a radiator to be turned on, so the energy consumption would be the same if the room was just heated by the radiator. Energy is never lost, it is just transferred.
    The only difference it the cost of that heat production. Gas central heating will be more efficient than a room full of PCs

    But yes, the concept is sound.

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    Re: News - California slaps TVs with energy use mandates

    they should be able to do it as long as WLED screens become popular by 2011 and OLED gets to the mainstream by 2013.

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