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How much more energy efficient are Intel machines when compared to AMD?

#1SpringerPosted 10/5/2013 6:31:39 PM
And if Intel saves on the energy bill, what is the amount saved each month if the PC is used regularly, say 40 hours a week.
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#2Sergei_DukanovPosted 10/5/2013 6:34:27 PM
maybe $ 5-10 bucks? How much will you use it? its not a BIG difference in the states, so you might not even notice it. But overseas "mostly some european nations" its a noticeable difference.
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#3_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 10/6/2013 9:01:10 AM(edited)
It depends on the exact components. Randomly asking about an "intel" vs "amd machine" will not provide you with any usefull answers. One thing you could do is look at the benchmarks and find out how much the components you are interested in draw. You take the difference and calculate how much that amounts to depending on how much you use your computer, and the price you pay for electricity.

The idea that an "intel machine" saves $10 a month versus an "AMD machine" with similar specs and performance is nonsense.

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#4DV8ingSourcesPosted 10/6/2013 9:15:39 AM(edited)
Out here the price of electricity is low enough that the difference between running my pc a lot versus not at all, is only about 80 dollars a year. Thats at 40 hours a week with an average of 600w usage (lower for idle which is the majority of the time).
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