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
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