# Blogs What does TDP mean, Nvidia?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 11 Nov 2010.

1. ### BakesWhat's a Dremel?

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A little question that might help you understand what is wrong with what you are saying: If only a portion of the energy that is drawn from the wall by a computer is converted into heat, what happens to the energy that is not? Does it evaporate into thin air?

Just research the principle of conservation of energy. It should enlighten you and might empower you to study past assumptive science instead of making ignorant statements on topics you know nothing about.

2. ### GuinevereMega Mom

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That's quite a general thing to say. One of my cars is a VW T5 based camper, and the thought of it being limited to 80MPH like you suggest makes me shiver. I'd never get anywhere if I had to drive that slow.

And that's just my camper van!

3. ### XtrafreshIt never hurts to help

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Some people always feel the need to drive way faster then allowed, some even feel the need to tell everyone about it.

Anyway, if cars only ever drove 130km/h, i don't think anybody would suffer too dearly from it. Do some maths on it: how much time does it save you to drive 160 vs 130 on a 100km strech? And that's assuming no lorrys are overtaking or people are sticking left at 120km/h.

How did this turn into a debate about maximum speed? Oh wait, i did that by bringing up the stupid car analogy again.

My apologies.

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Marry me!

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You do understand that if you have an average then you have a maximum and a minimum, else how would you calculate the average ? Then the "maximum power draw over time" wold be the maximum value you reach during your testing.

That said I do agree that that the way it is worded "maximum power draw over time" is misleading/incorrect. You don't need the "over time" part, just "maximum power draw" would be enough.

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7. ### AltronMinimodder

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Yes, "maximum power draw" or "power draw over time" would be two separate things. A maximum power draw isn't an over-time measurement, because once you find the maximum you just discard the other points. It's splitting hairs, but clearly "maximum power draw over time" was not a term created by an engineer, unless he has something to hide.

8. ### WingtaleWhat's a Dremel?

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What happens if the water leeks all over the components?

9. ### BakesWhat's a Dremel?

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What, the water in the vapour chamber? There'd be a problem then - but remember that a vapour chamber is simply a larger version of the heatpipes that are in all our coolers.

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leeks?

11. ### new_world_order4.0 GHz Dremel

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The energy that is "not?" What are you, a Houyhnhnm from Gulliver's Travels?

If you think that "energy" has anything in common with a "liquid" that could evaporate, there is no metric that can measure the order of magnitude of your ignorance.

12. ### BakesWhat's a Dremel?

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Again, my question is: What happens to the energy that is not released as heat - where does it go?

Pedantry doesn't help anyone. 'Evaporate into thin air' is a figure of speech.

Again, all energy that goes into a computer (bar the energy that goes into the fans and the leds) is released as heat energy.

13. ### AltronMinimodder

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Clearly, he doesn't think that. He was asking you that question. Since your reading comprehension seems poor, let me rephrase it:

Tell us, where does the energy that doesn't get converted to heat, doesn't get converted to very low-power signals on data cables, and doesn't get converted to light by the power LEDs go? You've been arguing that there is some energy that doesn't go to any of these things, so where does it go?

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