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Re: The ultimate TOE design

To: Lincoln Dale <ltd@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: The ultimate TOE design
From: Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 13:19:21 +0100
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On Iau, 2004-09-16 at 10:29, Lincoln Dale wrote:
> . . . this ignore the realities of power restrictions of PCI today . . .
> sure, one could create a PCI card that takes a power-connector, but that 
> don't scale so well either . . .

At 1Ghz the Athlon Geode NX draws about 6W. Thats less than my SCSI
controller. I'm sure its not co-incidence that powerpc shows up on such
boards a lot more than x86 however.



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