[mythtv-users] VDPAU card power consumption

Greg Cope gregcope at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 17:12:04 UTC 2009

2009/12/4 R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org>:
>> Basically 36W max using VDPAU on SD content with an ESata disk in an
>> external enclosure.
>> Engaging VDPAU when watching SD Content seems to up the wattage by only
>> 4w.
>> A Revo uses a 9400M so is at the low end.
> A Zotac ION-AU, dual core 330, using an external power brick, 9400M chipset
> and one 2.5" hard drive spiked at 35w during boot and ran at 27 basically
> whatever I played. That without any suspend or screensaver etc. That
> included High Def playback.

My figures are the same.  As 8w or so of the 36w is the ESata brick.

My next trick is to remove the WIFI card as I do not use it.  But that
has nothing to do with Power Consumption of VDPAU capable cards.


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