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rek075
10-31-06, 10:46 AM
Which is more than double the XBOX 360's 180W, eight times the PS2's 45W, and nineteen times the GC's 20W.

http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/sony_playstation_3_further_details.php

If you are interested in looking at other console's power usage:

http://www.dxgaming.com/?p=6&page=4

With the current trend that MS and Sony are following, expect video gaming to become increasingly expensive. But at least you will be able to turn the furnace off while you are playing.

Mr_LoL
10-31-06, 01:21 PM
Hopefully it doent lead to high failure rates. All that heat inside cant really be good.

Marvel_us
10-31-06, 04:00 PM
Well review sites have said the PS3 doesn't feel hot or sound loud so I don't think it will be a problem.

crainger
10-31-06, 04:41 PM
Nice change. My 360 is pretty loud compared to my HTPC and other HT Components, mainly due to the power brick's fan. At least I'll know when it fails I guess. :rolleyes:

OWA
10-31-06, 04:45 PM
I hope the blu-ray drive is quiet also though. The DVD drive on my X360 is pretty loud.

toxikneedle
10-31-06, 04:55 PM
Nice change. My 360 is pretty loud compared to my HTPC and other HT Components, mainly due to the power brick's fan. At least I'll know when it fails I guess. :rolleyes:
WTF? your power brick has a fan?

crainger
10-31-06, 06:53 PM
WTF? your power brick has a fan?

Yeah. Don't they all?

t6_shadow
10-31-06, 06:54 PM
Thats 3.2 amps...well at least here in the Canada ;) that is kinda high.

toxikneedle
10-31-06, 08:18 PM
Yeah. Don't they all?
My 360 power brick doesn't have a fan.... the 360 fans aren't loud at all. The disk drive is what's loud, cause it spins the games at high speeds. If you put in a regular DVD movie, the console is pretty quiet.

GamerGuyX
10-31-06, 08:39 PM
Yeah. Don't they all?

I've never heard of any 360 power brick having a fan. The 360 itself yes, but not the power cord/power brick.

crainger
10-31-06, 10:03 PM
I've never heard of any 360 power brick having a fan. The 360 itself yes, but not the power cord/power brick.

Really? Mine does as it's hella loud and pushes quite a bit of air. Maybe it was done for the AU 360's we did have to wait until Mar 07 after all.

Just to prove I'm not crazy

What I was surprised about was the fact that there is fans inside the power supply. I didn't even know this until I first turned on the XBox360.
http://www.johnporcaro.com/2005/11/the_xbox_360_po.html

GamerGuyX
10-31-06, 10:29 PM
Maybe it was done for the AU 360's we did have to wait until Mar 07 after all.

Must be.

msxyz
11-01-06, 06:24 AM
My Xbox power supply has a small fan in it. For those interested, here is the data reported on the sticker:

Input AC 204-240 V, 2.7A max @ 47-63Hz
Output DC: 203W
12V: 16.5A 5V: 1A

So the Xbox 360 will never draw more than 200W of power. It's interesting to note that maximum current drain of the power supply is listed as 2.7A Modern switching power supplies have an efficiency of ~85-90% so, assuming a line voltage of 220V (Europe standards), the normal current drain should be around 1 ampère at max. I believe 2.7 A is the maximum absolute rating for very short transitory periods associated with connecting/disconnecting loads from the AC line.

It's difficult to tell how much the PS3 will consume, considering that the power supply is internal and on the back of the machine only the maximum AC ratings will be shown, not the internal power consumption.