Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2045 from 2003/6/4
Due to the current crisis I've bought a cheap device to measure power usage at the outlet.
idle compiling off(standby)
iMac G5 72.4W 97W 3.3W 2.5GB RAM default screen brightness
Peg2 G4 54.5W 57.2W 1.5W 1GB, Radeon 9250, some old HDD, passive PSU
22" LG 35W ---- 0.5W 1680x1050
Plan to add more PPC and non PPC-HW later, but the shocking result atm is that it makes more sense to run the iMacG5 standalone than running a Pegasos_G4 and an ancient TFT with similar specs.
Measured the Efika years ago: https://via.bckrs.de/MorphOS/bench_en.html (sd card should lower the uptake quite a bit)
Also on that site, measurements for the mac mini and pegasos1.
I can confirm your conclusions from the total energy uptake POV as written in this thread already https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=11&topic_id=12759&viewmode=flat&sortorder=0&start=25
Whenever you're sad just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.
...and Matthias , my friend - RIP