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The Playstation 3 is a Monster - a VERY hungry one!

The Playstation 3 is a Monster - a VERY hungry one!

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Apparently the Sony Playstation 3 consumes up to 380 watts of power according to a review in the current T3 technology magazine. I can't help wondering how big the power supply unit is as the XBox 360's one is huge - it's rated @ 1/2 the power consumption of the PS3 and it's it's PSU is bigger than an English house brick!

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  • These things matter.  Get yourself a "Plug-In Mains Power & Energy Monitor".  I think the PS3 has a rather heavy internal power supply.

    Our UK '360 clocks in at 174 watts peak, 147 watts typical (~1 Watt when in standby).  By contrast, the Sony Bravia 40" LCD is 153 Watts (also 1 watt in standby)

    By contrast, an 18 month old dual Xeon 3.2 with an X800XL was 185 watts and an Iiyama 22" CRT was 107 Watts.  A cheapo (Dabs value?) 19" LCD flat screen was 76 watts.

    Apparently plasma TVs are also real killers for electricity (compared with LCD)

  • Ed> Thanks for your input. I've been looking into LCD versus Plasma TVs and have found exactly what you say - Plasma uses 50 - 100W more than LCD.

  • Indeed, we actually saw a noticeable difference in consumption swapping from a 43" plasma UP to 50" LCD...

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