I just read an article at Tom’s about power supplies.
The most efficient one was a
which had an efficiency of 80.3% under medium load, which was the best of the lot at that load.
This means it wasted the least amount of power, and generated the least amount of heat.
All of the power supplies were
Now I would have to say it’s like leaving a low-powered microwave on all the time. :-/ I have the perception that as the high end marches on, the low end get more efficient over time.
Does anyone know if this is true?
It woud mean that a CPU at introduction consumes X Watts, and then after a few years, that is reduced by a significant percentage, say 50%?