Re: Climate Protection / Re: recommended router plattform
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:27:56 +0200, RalfGesellensetter <email@example.com> wrote:
And then I wonder if there is any calculations of energy balance
comparing these three options
- re-use an old (but power consumptive) PC
PCs generally used less power 10 years ago than today.
- dump the PC and buy a new one that is less hungry for energy
If you buy a typical desktop PC it will likely be much _more_
hungry for energy. PCs that use less juice under load than a
typical early Pentium will be a special order item.
This is due to chip manufacturers struggling to keep up with
Moore's law. For the first 30 years that law seemed like a
law of nature. For the last 10 years it has remained as an
expectation, but something had to give: The chips grew bigger
and more power hungry.
- buy a dedicated internet router (approx. 20 Euro)
In terms of energy consumption special purpose routers are
much better than generic PCs. Only the extremely low-power
PCs (mini-ITX from VIA comes to mind) can compete there.