Are the new Xeons/Graphics cards heat monsters?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pprior, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    I have a 2008 3ghz octocore MP. It has a 4870 ATI card in it. On top of my desk is a NEC PA271W (27") monitor and a PA241W (24") monitor.

    Sitting in front of all this, I feel like I'm sitting in front of an oven. Not just during rendering, when I would expect, but even just sitting here doing nothing other than displaying a web page and no CPU use.

    With all the focus on power and efficiency, do I have any hope that a new system might not run as hot, at least at idle?

    I'm going to buy one anyway, but just curious and hopeful that I'll see some electrical/BTU savings.
  2. Dr. Stealth macrumors 6502a

    Dr. Stealth

    Sep 14, 2004
  3. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

    Mar 10, 2009
    While idling ..... yes. :)

    Some of the candidate AMD 7000 series opitions. There is an idle chart here.

    Some of the candidate Nvidia options

    Under load .... probably not.,3150-15.html

    but depends upon the load

    P.S. the NEC monitors are probably contributing to the issue too though.

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