As you can see in this overview (source), the new generations of CPU’s dramatically improve the power consumption of our beloved pc’s… Call me a softy, but i actually pay a great deal of attention to that kind of stuffs (apart from my current car i’m afraid 🙁 ), so it’s nice to see things starting to get less powerhungry! Especially since i have to pay my own electricity bills since a short while! 🙂