We calculated the yearly electrical costs for an average user. Our user leaves the computer on for 9 hours a day and runs the CPU at 100% for 4 hours a day. We used these values to create our average user profile.
If the computer is equipped with the most energy efficient Sempron, the 64 3000+, the PC system’s energy costs (excluding monitor) are about $82 (53.21 Euros) per year. The smallest Dual-Core BE processor only costs $3.05 (1.98 Euros) more per year.
At $124.50 (80.83 Euros), the Quad-Core Phenom system is better than the Athlon 64 X2 6400+. The two times higher energy consumption of the Phenom during standby is not noticeable for the average user when compared to the fastest Dual-Core Athlon: there is only about $6.32 (4.10 Euros) more in electrical costs over the year. It’s obvious that the Phenom processor has the highest energy costs out of all of the AMD desktop processors.
- Energy consumption of 35 AMD-Processors
- Test System Components
- Test System Components, Continued...
- Measuring Devices and Testing Methods
- AMD Phenom: Up to 27 Watts During Standby
- Testing 35 AMD Processors
- Energy Consumption: The Processor and Cool'n'Quiet Mode
- Energy Consumption: Cool’n’Quiet and the Complete System
- Energy Loss: When Cool’n’Quiet Mode Doesn’t Work
- System Energy Loss: When Cool’n’Quiet Mode Doesn’t Function
- Energy Consumption: Loading the Processor to the Maximum
- Energy Consumption: Burdening the Complete System to the Maximum
- Energy Costs: When Cool'n'Quiet Mode Doesn’t Work
- Electrical Costs: For an Average User
- Electrical Costs: the 24-Hour System
- Electrical Costs: the Full Capacity for 24-Hour System
- Phenom, Efficient at Full Capacity