|MSI WindBox 6667BB-004US Barebones-PC Kit|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Dan Ferguson - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 13 April 2010|
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MSI Wind Box Power Consumption
For decades past, energy usage has only been concerning to those who run a tight budget and resource conservationists. But times are quickly coming where individuals will be required to account for the Watts they consume. Don't expect that the computing or working demands will diminish in the future, they will likely be increased. For these and many other reasons it will become increasingly enticing to be more efficient at accomplishing the same or more work.
The MSI 6667BB-004US was designed to squeeze as many cycles and work out of every Watt consumed without spending any unnecessary energy. The chart below shows energy usage in Watts for the entire platform.
The MSI Wind Box scored between twenty and fifty percent of the performance of the desktop, but it did so using 30% of the power. This accomplishes two things. First, average energy consumption for all tasks is reduced by two-thirds. Second, by using less power to accomplish the same tasks the nettop platform operates at higher efficiency. This drives down manufacturing costs which results in a leaner chain of manufacturing and consumption. These kinds of solutions are needed to maintain the same expectations in quality of life while reducing the impact felt by future generations.