Re: OEM PET - Malvern 8296 (was: VCFe (C2N232I) availability)

From: Anders Carlsson (
Date: 2006-10-06 19:55:08

On Fri, 6 Oct 2006, "André Fachat" wrote:

> the 6x0/7x0 machines run at 2MHz. That results in a lot more energy 
> loss. The 6x0 is lower than the others as it does not have a monitor.

Interesting theory, I had never considered higher clock frequency would
make that big difference in power use. Of course I haven't measured the
real use, only read what the label says (maximum effect).

For that matter, does the Commodore 128 draw significantly much more
power than a C64C, or had technology improved by then so it was possible
to run a 6502 system faster without making a dent on the electricity bill?

Anders Carlsson

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