Are the new Xeons/Graphics cards heat monsters?

pprior

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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.
 

deconstruct60

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

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

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5625/...-7850-review-rounding-out-southern-islands/17

Some of the candidate Nvidia options
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-670-review-feat-evga/17


Under load .... probably not.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...tyan-gn70-k7053-intel-r2208gz4gc,3150-15.html

but depends upon the load

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5553/the-xeon-e52600-dual-sandybridge-for-servers/7


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