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  • Nouveau Is Power Hungry On Desktops Too

    Phoronix: Nouveau Is Power Hungry On Desktops Too

    This morning we talked about the real need for Nouveau power management as with a notebook bearing a NVIDIA GPU this open-source NVIDIA driver can easily consume 10~30% more power than using NVIDIA's official binary driver. While power management is more important on the mobile side, a quick test was carried out on a desktop too...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODE1Nw

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    Michael,

    What's up with the rounded cables? :S

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    • #3
      Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
      Michael,

      What's up with the rounded cables? :S
      They're nice, priced well, etc. Got a problem with rounded tables?
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        They're nice, priced well, etc. Got a problem with rounded tables?
        Tables? You meant Cables, right? *just in case we might misunderstand each-other*

        The problem with rounded cables is that they tend to easily break, causing transfer speed to be incorrect. I heared about interference too, but I can't site/find any credible source for this.

        But I don't understand why someone who tests a lot of hardware would use rounded cables, unless it's your production system.

        However I have realy bad experience with rounded cables in terms of quality;
        1) They break
        2) Plugging/ unplugging these things are a bitch
        3) They do not bend that well (got better airflow results with flat ones, if done right)

        I don't know... It's never advised to use these things by anyone I have spoken and I have realy bad experiences with the physical quality of these things.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
          Tables? You meant Cables, right? *just in case we might misunderstand each-other*

          The problem with rounded cables is that they tend to easily break, causing transfer speed to be incorrect. I heared about interference too, but I can't site/find any credible source for this.

          But I don't understand why someone who tests a lot of hardware would use rounded cables, unless it's your production system.

          However I have realy bad experience with rounded cables in terms of quality;
          1) They break
          2) Plugging/ unplugging these things are a bitch
          3) They do not bend that well (got better airflow results with flat ones, if done right)

          I don't know... It's never advised to use these things by anyone I have spoken and I have realy bad experiences with the physical quality of these things.
          Whoops, thought you said tables to begin with... Wasn't sure why someone would have a problem with L-shaped desks.

          I rarely ever use any IDE drives, but when I do it's usually rounded cables and never have any problems.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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