Only total power consumption in a given time frame while completing a the same number of tasks is important. You don't shut down your computer as soon as it is idle... That's true for desktop (PC is on while you are in front of it, doesn't matter what percentage of the time it is running at 100% CPU) and for server (obviously up all the time).
And if you do the maths in the article, the lower TPD versions all beat the others in total wattage when counting that way.
The way they count in the silent PC article is completely retarded.
Note: contrary to these, arm processors have almost 0W idle, so it's different for them
I'm pretty sure it is the Steam count from just around the release.
It could be it possibly comes with 25 games pre-installed, random free stuff and/or maybe demos from the repos.
I have the i7 with the 660 GTX. I opted for the 660 instead of the 680 for price.
I was in the secound closed beta so could just be my faulty memory, but would be cool if it came with preinstalled games.
The real fail would be buying from Dell in the first place.look the windows one is on sale so it costs pretty much the same as the linux one
Who's hyping? Listing game availability numbers to a primarily Linux using readership hardly counts as Linux evangelism.r u sure u should be betting on games to hype linux to the people
how about 'hey no longer needing to run shit like eset or symantec or having to deal with trojans/virus/malware and be able to go online and feel relatively safe' ?
Surfing the web on Linux can still offer plenty of opportunities for the stupid and gullable to have their system compromised; just using Linux isn't enough to make your system bulletproof, though it is an easy first step towards that goal.