SpotTheCat wrote:it doesn't even have most of the newer stuff though. It doesn't stress quality over quantity either
liquidsquid wrote:Wow, I calculated 278W under full load, but my actual power meter under load reads 160W.
When the CPU manufacturer lists power requirments, it must be absolute peak power which I think you would be hard-pressed to replicate. Under load my AMD64 X44200+ is only requiring 38W with two instances of folding running, while the calculator lists 110W. While folding probably doesn't stress all parts of the CPU, folding must be a fairly good stress test.
It still amazes me how much power video cards are using these days.