[mythtv-users] Requesting some sample kill a watt meter numbers
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jan 18 20:52:31 UTC 2011
On 01/18/2011 03:01 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Note that a MythTV developer (who isn't currently able to send an
> e-mail to this list--and I'll leave out names to protect the innocent)
> mentioned in IRC, early this morning, that his Mac Mini idles at lower
> than the 20W that many are quoting for their Atom-based systems.
Oh, forgot to mention the actual numbers. He said he's getting
/average/ power draw of 16W--including idle and non-idle time, for a
combined frontend/backend system doing playback, recording,
commflagging, mysql, etc. The Apple specs for his system quote an 13W
idle (the newest Mac Mini is 10W idle, so...). And remember that the
Mac Mini has a real processor (an Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile).
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