Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Rumors and Unconfirmed Articles › [NH] EU cripples future graphics cards [Exclusive]
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[NH] EU cripples future graphics cards [Exclusive]  

post #1 of 125
Thread Starter 
Quote:
NordicHardware has seen exclusive information about a new energy law that will apply within the EU. The law requires that both discrete and integrated graphics cards live up to certain energy standards. AMD is worried that this will affect next generation graphics cards and have them barred from sales in the EU.

Source
post #2 of 125
What a load of crock, really??
Craptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 Q740 M Intel HM55 GT425M 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB BDROM/DVDRW 7 64bit LED Backlit 17inch 
Power
Baterry 
  hide details  
Craptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 Q740 M Intel HM55 GT425M 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB BDROM/DVDRW 7 64bit LED Backlit 17inch 
Power
Baterry 
  hide details  
post #3 of 125
this is obscene, and im not even in the EU. how on earth could anyone think this is a good idea?

i know lawmakers aren't the most forward-thinking people in the world, but even this is a bit much. a change like this has the potential to cripple an entire industry.
Satsujin
(10 items)
 
Jisatsu
(17 items)
 
Nikushimi
(8 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Phenom II X4 970 GeForce GTX 460 Kingston HyperX Hitachi 
CoolingOSKeyboardPower
Xigmatek Windows 7 home premium Logitech G15 Corsair 650w 
MouseAudio
Razer Deathadder Razer Megalodon 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boo... ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb... GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-b... GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-b... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 ... SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC ... SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC ... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD ... Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) 27" Yamakasi Catleap 2703 LED IPS 2560x1440 WQHD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12... NZXT SWITCH 810 Black Razer Naga 
Audio
Asus Xonar DS 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i3 2350m Nvidia GeForce GT 630m Generic RAM Generic HDD 
OSMouseMouse PadAudio
Windows 7 home premium Razer Naga Razer Travel Mousepad Dolby Advanced Audio 
  hide details  
Satsujin
(10 items)
 
Jisatsu
(17 items)
 
Nikushimi
(8 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Phenom II X4 970 GeForce GTX 460 Kingston HyperX Hitachi 
CoolingOSKeyboardPower
Xigmatek Windows 7 home premium Logitech G15 Corsair 650w 
MouseAudio
Razer Deathadder Razer Megalodon 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boo... ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb... GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-b... GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-b... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM... Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 ... SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC ... SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC ... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD ... Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) 27" Yamakasi Catleap 2703 LED IPS 2560x1440 WQHD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12... NZXT SWITCH 810 Black Razer Naga 
Audio
Asus Xonar DS 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i3 2350m Nvidia GeForce GT 630m Generic RAM Generic HDD 
OSMouseMouse PadAudio
Windows 7 home premium Razer Naga Razer Travel Mousepad Dolby Advanced Audio 
  hide details  
post #4 of 125
Oh my... this is quite a bad thing...

Edit: Weird, one of my text faces I like to make removes the text on the same line...
Sovereign
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K ASRock Z77 Pro4 EVGA GTX 470 Kingston 4x4GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128 GB SSD LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Windows 7 PRO x64 ASUS 1920x1080 LED 23.6" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech USB Media Keyboard CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Antec Nine Hundred Two Logitech 
Audio
Turtlebeach Earforce P11 
  hide details  
Sovereign
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K ASRock Z77 Pro4 EVGA GTX 470 Kingston 4x4GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128 GB SSD LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Windows 7 PRO x64 ASUS 1920x1080 LED 23.6" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech USB Media Keyboard CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Antec Nine Hundred Two Logitech 
Audio
Turtlebeach Earforce P11 
  hide details  
post #5 of 125
Meh... they'll make weak ass EU edition cards that are downclocked to crap. I dont think this will effect the majority of us/the world.
post #6 of 125
EU at it again with it's insane amount of laws and legislation... being a part of it is more of a burden than a blessing at this point.

Sure i get that we are trying to become more energy conservative.... but this is far from the way to go. Not only is the way they measure performance stupid ( Memory bandwidth, wth? ). But it also seems stupid how they didn't bother to talk with the 2 giants in the industry BEFORE doing something like this, boggles my mind.


And if people can't get 1 seriously powerful GPU, they will just get 2 smaller ones, which means more materials used which you could argue is just as bad as using a few extra watts of power since that could just come from wind energy.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 3.8 Ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme ASUS DCII R290 OC 6x2 Gb Corsair Dominator 1600 Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 Gb SSD/3 WD black/green = 4.5 TB Win 7 Ultimate 3x Dell u2414h Ducky YoTS 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HW 750 Watt Corsair 800D Razer Lachesis Roccat Alumic 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 3.8 Ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme ASUS DCII R290 OC 6x2 Gb Corsair Dominator 1600 Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 Gb SSD/3 WD black/green = 4.5 TB Win 7 Ultimate 3x Dell u2414h Ducky YoTS 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HW 750 Watt Corsair 800D Razer Lachesis Roccat Alumic 
  hide details  
post #7 of 125
Not gonna happen, well if it does I'll be pitchforking enviromentalist, not for the GPU ban, ju' cause it's the right thing to do.

Anyway, this would cripple too many companies, as well hinder future procurment of supercomputers. tput: Making the EU a bastion of taliban technology and reactionary minds.

Quite interesting read, the PDF that is.
Seems like it's another halfwitted scheme poised to eliminate marginal waste of energy. Although most of it isn't as stupid as the battery powered ir recievers idea that circulated a few years ago... 8

Besides theymention something about making 80+ Standard within the EU. Which brings me to the point that 500 million consumers even if they suffer under the greepeace whip make a difference, rather than dualdevelopment of two separate technologies (multiclassing). Companies tend to obey the harshest law, withn reasonable limits, just look at the californian emission limits and cars.

The article brings out one thing mong many but i agee with the general notion here that the GPU part is bullcrap, t would essentially mean that Europe and probably the rest of the word would have to skip a few gens in order to see performance increases. Te rest of it, well i live in a cold country, as stated above. I rather heat my shack doing something fun rather than just watching them electrons squeeze through copper.
Edited by Huzzbutt - 10/12/12 at 1:42am
 
Rebeccas Dator
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K Asus P8P67 Pro  6950 DCII G.skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 330 Seagate Barracuda WD Green OCZ Vertex 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H212 W7 21.5 Sidewinder x4/Lenovo with Trackpoint 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 900w Define r2 MX518 Qpad 1.5mm 
Audio
Edifier R1900TII 2.0 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
II X4 965 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Sapphire 5770 DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 500gb DVD H212 windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x Benq 21.5 inch X4 chieftec 650w Define mini 
Mouse
mx518 
  hide details  
 
Rebeccas Dator
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K Asus P8P67 Pro  6950 DCII G.skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 330 Seagate Barracuda WD Green OCZ Vertex 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H212 W7 21.5 Sidewinder x4/Lenovo with Trackpoint 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 900w Define r2 MX518 Qpad 1.5mm 
Audio
Edifier R1900TII 2.0 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
II X4 965 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Sapphire 5770 DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x 500gb DVD H212 windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x Benq 21.5 inch X4 chieftec 650w Define mini 
Mouse
mx518 
  hide details  
post #8 of 125
politics, what else? stupid EU and their stupid ideas rolleyes.gif they don't have better things to do it seems, instead of trying to get around the crisis they are making ridiculous laws rolleyes.gif
WOOT 4.0
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 6600k MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Pro R9 380 MSI Gaming Kingston Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUE Kingston Hyper-X LG DVD+/-Rw 24x DLayer Sata 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 10 Pro 64 Bits BenQ RL2455HM Asus Echelon 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CORSAIR GAMING SERIES GS600 Antec Three Hundred Two Logitech G502 Steelseries QCK 
Audio
Sennheiser PC333d 
  hide details  
WOOT 4.0
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 6600k MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Pro R9 380 MSI Gaming Kingston Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUE Kingston Hyper-X LG DVD+/-Rw 24x DLayer Sata 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Xigmatek Dark Knight Windows 10 Pro 64 Bits BenQ RL2455HM Asus Echelon 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CORSAIR GAMING SERIES GS600 Antec Three Hundred Two Logitech G502 Steelseries QCK 
Audio
Sennheiser PC333d 
  hide details  
post #9 of 125
I will wait for an official statement...
Webcrawler
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k ASRock Z75 Pro3 Sapphire 7870 XT Boost Corsair Vengeance, DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SpinPoint F1 1TB 64GB M4 SSD Windows 8.1 SyncMaster P2050 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
Dell U2312HM Sidewinder X4 Be Quiet! Pure Power CM L8 430w Zowie FK 
AudioAudio
Xonar DG Sennheiser HD 555 
  hide details  
Webcrawler
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k ASRock Z75 Pro3 Sapphire 7870 XT Boost Corsair Vengeance, DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SpinPoint F1 1TB 64GB M4 SSD Windows 8.1 SyncMaster P2050 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
Dell U2312HM Sidewinder X4 Be Quiet! Pure Power CM L8 430w Zowie FK 
AudioAudio
Xonar DG Sennheiser HD 555 
  hide details  
post #10 of 125
What a waste of time this is.

Graphics card power consumption may have gone up but everything else has gone down, CPU, Memory and all other stuff is more efficient.

Edit: I Remember a Pentium 4 been 110W and a pentium D 840 @ 130w
Edited by alex-fitton - 10/12/12 at 1:37am
 
Work Machine
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700 Dell Stock 8GB nVidia 1070 16GB DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 960 EVO NVME SSD (Soon!) 1TB Hard Drive None Stock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Home Dell 4K 15" Display 240Watt Alienware 15 R3 Stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] Core 2 Duo 8400 [Dell] 03NVJ6 [ATI] 4000 Series [Kingston] PC3 - 8500F 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Seagate] ST3250312AS Barracuda  [Samsung] TS-L633C [Microsoft] Windows 7 Enterprise 64Bit 2 Dell Monitors 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[Dell] Dell Optical Mouse Dell Keyboard Soundmax HD Audio 
  hide details  
 
Work Machine
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700 Dell Stock 8GB nVidia 1070 16GB DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 960 EVO NVME SSD (Soon!) 1TB Hard Drive None Stock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Home Dell 4K 15" Display 240Watt Alienware 15 R3 Stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] Core 2 Duo 8400 [Dell] 03NVJ6 [ATI] 4000 Series [Kingston] PC3 - 8500F 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Seagate] ST3250312AS Barracuda  [Samsung] TS-L633C [Microsoft] Windows 7 Enterprise 64Bit 2 Dell Monitors 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[Dell] Dell Optical Mouse Dell Keyboard Soundmax HD Audio 
  hide details  
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Rumors and Unconfirmed Articles
This thread is locked  
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Rumors and Unconfirmed Articles › [NH] EU cripples future graphics cards [Exclusive]