How big is Mac Pro PSU? (power wise)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dokebi, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. dokebi macrumors newbie

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    So how big is it? 400watts? 500? 700? more?

    Just curious...because I am going to be using a lot of power....;)
     
  2. kered22 macrumors 6502

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    I believe it's a 1000 Watt, Apple says the total power usage (most of it dedicated to the PCI Express slots) is 930 Watts.
     
  3. omfgninja macrumors member

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    I think we are gunna need some better numbers. Is that 930 with the system max'ed or the base config?
    Peak or sustained?
    Etc....
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    You should just get a 1200 AVR/UPS a 900 will not be enough (or just barely).

    Is that your question?
     
  5. Josias macrumors 68000

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    I know the G5 Quad has a 1000W PSU, and other PM G5's have 700W, but I just gotta ask, what is this redundant powersupply for the Xserve, I don't get it?:confused:
     
  6. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    One fails, you have an instant backup.... Servers are all about redundancy.
     
  7. cjkihlbom macrumors member

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    Redundant means that if one should fail, another will take over.

    So if one power supply should break, the other one will take over and the server wont go down.
     
  8. cw2k macrumors newbie

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    300 watts is dedicated to PCI Express

    Some power usage benchmarks: http://www.macintouch.com/reviews/macpro/benchmarks.html

    Be interesting to see what idle power usage is with one cpu off (can apples CHUD tools do this ?)
     
  9. kered22 macrumors 6502

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