Computers these days are now being left ON running 24 hours 7 days, 365 days a year, imagine the power consumption being used by a modern developed city with thousands of computers . Even a little or tiny drop in an individual computer’s power consumption let say on a company that uses 50 computers, with each computer contributing to a reduction of 10% is significant. With computers are now one of the most used electronics at home and office. Lets have a look at the GIGABYTE GA-EG31MF-S2 computer mainboard green system.
The GIGABYTE GA-EG31MF-S2 computer mainboard green system is built using GIGABYTE’s Dynamic Energy Saving (DES) technology. DES uses a specification in Intel’s 45nm Core 2 processors called VRM 11.1, which allows communication between the computer’s CPU and the motherboard, telling the motherboard when it’s safe to lower power levels to the CPU, and thus save energy. The DES-compatible motherboards do this by shutting off power phases using the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) controller, tasked with providing appropriate levels to the components. It’s more efficient than just doing nothing if the phases are not being used when the system isn’t under load, as just powering the phases wastes energy.
Gigabyte has tied up this somewhat complex message into a simple software package for the supported computer motherboards. A gear analogy is used in the software, with the gears(phases) being turned off or disengaged when the power they provide isn’t required. The GA-EG31MF-S2 has a four phase design, and can drop back to one or two phases when idle.