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    PS3 will consume 380 Watt

    Seems like one more good reason NOT to buy PS3...
    Info is newlaunches.com/arc…php here .

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    This PS3 is gonna flop more than I do when I see a women with a beard.

    Reckon Sony are on their way out too. Microsoft have really screwed them this time!

    grdesign

    This PS3 is gonna flop more than I do when I see a women with a beard.



    PMSL :-D:-D:-D

    How can Sony be so stupid as to not launch in time for the christmas rush, if i were the boss at sony i'd wait til next november to launch now and let sales of the xbox 360 to die down and people actually want a new console to come out, Microsoft have crushed all hopes of the PS3 being the top console.

    how much does the 360 consume?

    Original Poster

    According to article in my previous posting, XBox360 consumes 160W and PS2 - 45W

    Caesar

    PMSL :-D:-D:-DHow can Sony be so stupid as to not launch in time for the … PMSL :-D:-D:-DHow can Sony be so stupid as to not launch in time for the christmas rush, if i were the boss at sony i'd wait til next november to launch now and let sales of the xbox 360 to die down and people actually want a new console to come out, Microsoft have crushed all hopes of the PS3 being the top console.


    You have to realise that Sony are launching in the US and Japan in time for Christmas. It's just the UK & Europe that are getting shafted as usual.
    In terms of business sense, they aren't that stupid.
    Sales from UK & Europe are and always have been a tiny fraction in terms of console sales.

    I think what is even more funny is all the people that are upset with the Lik-Sang fiasco saying that they'll never buy another Sony product again are probably going to change their minds in the not-too-distant future.

    And if you think 480W is a lot, think about all the new PC's that people are buying with 500W to 750W+ Power Supplies, PC's are usually on far longer than a console.

    X10

    Original Poster

    PC normally doesn't consume that much, don't think that 500W PC power supply can sustain 500W for more than a couple of milliseconds. This is peak rating AFAIK.
    Also, many cheapo PC power supplies can not really produce what their manufacturers claim. For example, I have cheap Encer PSU marked 400W. In reality it can't be pushed for more than 220W.
    So, I am a bit surprised that Sony decided to make such a power-hungry consumer product. Unless they only want to target upper end of gaimg market of course.

    The fact that their rated for up to 700W doesnt mean their pulling that all the time though, except during heavy gaming the actual figure will be much lower, a quick google suggests 60W idling (so anything other than heavy gaming etc isnt much more than 120 average?) --- some graphics cards alones pull that at max speed though alone

    devalia

    The fact that their rated for up to 700W doesnt mean their pulling that … The fact that their rated for up to 700W doesnt mean their pulling that all the time though, except during heavy gaming the actual figure will be much lower, a quick google suggests 60W idling (so anything other than heavy gaming etc isnt much more than 120 average?) --- some graphics cards alones pull that at max speed though alone


    Yes, sorry, I did not mean to confuse the issue, you are right, rated Wattage is usually peak, and like Kommunist said, may only be for a very short amount of time.
    Having said that devalia is correct about graphics cards, and that is what most people need that 750W PSU for, a high-end graphics card needs the juice.

    According to one of the posts on that link provided the included PSU is a 380W rated unit, not consuming 380W.
    X10

    Original Poster

    Yes, if that post is correct (haven't seen it when I opened this discusion here) then this could be the same situation as with PCs. It'll be interesting to see official specification from Sony though.

    well no matter how much power the ps3 consumes i dont think thats going to be the main deciding factor. i dont even think it is a factor when deciding whether to buy or not. (i apologise for any hippies out there)

    a question to ask about the thread title, where it says '380watt/hour'.

    it doesn't quite make sense. as watt is a power unit, mesured in 1watt = 1joules per second. so watt/hour is 1joules per second per hour!?

    can ypu please clarify.

    there is a unit called KWH, kilo watt hour, is to measure how much household power consumtion. meaning 1kilo watt used in 1hour, ie 3,600seconds = 3,600,000 watt.

    Original Poster

    Oops. sorry It is 380 watt of course, not KWH.
    Tried to edit title but no luck

    Title now sorted Thanks for the info here too ;-)
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