[nycbug-talk] Power Consumption (was: FreeBSD on Dell PowerEdge 1900)

Francisco Reyes lists at stringsutils.com
Wed Oct 31 18:15:47 EDT 2007

Isaac Levy writes:

> - What specs, in general, does a person look at for power  
> consumption- when buying new hardware?

I think you would have to dig for the specs to get power consumption.
> - Are harddrives generally the same in power consumption?

I compared a few drives once and they were somewhat close. If you are going 
to have lots of drives or a large raid, then it may pay to pay attention to 
> - Has anyone online created a big matrix of various processor/etc  
> specs, with regard to power consumption?

This URL may be of interest: 

In particular:

For AMD CPUs you can see 3 lists.. which you can then search by power at:

The "third generation" AMD cpus are either 75W or 55W.
It is interesting to note that those 55W CPUs are quadcores; therefore, one 
can get a quadcore that uses less power than a single core. :-)

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