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Gamer Schnitzel

Console have lower wattage than PC?

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So apparently the new consoles have 2080 Ti performance so I checked their wattage and it's like not even 200 during games whereas PC easily needs 500 and more watt PSUs.

 

Does anyone know why consoles can have so much lower watt requirements?

Even if they don't have the so called 2080 Ti performance they still seem to be doing so well when it comes to performance and yet need barely any watt. 200 is nothing. I don't think there are even many graphics cards that use less than that.

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9 minutes ago, Gamer Schnitzel said:

PC easily needs 500 and more watt PSUs.

A PS5 has a stated max consumption of 350W. Its PSU will undoubtedly be rated higher than 350W.

 

We don't know what RDNA2's power efficiency will be, but if we use what we know so far about Ampere, a 3800XT + RTX 3070 will draw around 350W at full load, so there's really not a huge difference.

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10 minutes ago, Gamer Schnitzel said:

PC easily needs 500 and more watt PSUs.

Having 500w PSU doesn't mean you always use it. Depends on the total power consumption of the PC.

Without a GPU it can draw around 150w at full load, and maybe under 100w idle.

Add 200w for a single GPU, it's pretty comparable.

The chip for PS5 is like an APU, a single chip design housing the cpu and the gpu, so the power would be more efficient.

 


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8 hours ago, SupaKomputa said:

Having 500w PSU doesn't mean you always use it. Depends on the total power consumption of the PC.

Without a GPU it can draw around 150w at full load, and maybe under 100w idle.

Add 200w for a single GPU, it's pretty comparable.

The chip for PS5 is like an APU, a single chip design housing the cpu and the gpu, so the power would be more efficient.

 

Plus you can undervolt like apple dies in macbooks on MacOS.


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