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Re: Climate Protection / Re: recommended router plattform

On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:27:56 +0200, RalfGesellensetter <rgx@gmx.de> 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.

Herman Robak

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