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Yo know, Google's Motto "Don't be evil"
don't all evil dictatorships say/act like that just before taking over?
    
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If this is from last year how come we don't see this being implemented in new psu's?
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What i don't get is why they can't make their "Super +12V rail" and then internally to the PSU step it down before it gets to the mobo. You'd still have the same outs from the PSU, and the only difference would be the 2Ohm resistance of wire.

Just a thought.
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I imagine because it is easier for an internet software company to look like a goody two shoes by jumping on the now popular, hip, trendy "save energy save the planet" bandwagon and start pointing fingers at hardware companies for their inefficiencies then it is to actually make an efficient PSU.

All companies want people to like them, customer loyalty is a must. Googles PR people thought this would show a good side of the company.
    
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I imagine because it is easier for an internet software company to look like a goody two shoes by jumping on the now popular, hip, trendy "save energy save the planet" bandwagon and start pointing fingers at hardware companies for their inefficiencies then it is to actually make an efficient PSU.

All companies want people to like them, customer loyalty is a must. Googles PR people thought this would show a good side of the company.
If no one starts the transition, then no one will follow.
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post #16 of 17
true, but I just think it is.. well.. stupid that a software company is trying to demand this of hardware companies. PSU makers have been trying to increase their efficiency for years, while using "higher quality" components might help, but how many people are going to spend considerably more money on PSU's for that efficiency? Most likely Google for their servers, and thats about it.

If there truly was a way to increase efficiency by as much as google claims, don't you think there is a darn good reason it isn't already done by PSU makers?
    
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post #17 of 17
Yea, Dell and HP don't want to spend the extra $$$ on it because mobos dont' use it. If the outcry from people and companies is for more effecient PSU's, then a move will be made. Google is setting the bar.

Just give it time
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