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Re: The ability to turn off animations in browsers

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:21:29 +0100
Message-ID: <51B6CFF9.8060608@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org
CC: Hidvégi Gábor <gabor@hidvegi.net>
David Woolley wrote:

> attention of jaded users, at a time when hardware is getting better and 
> better at power management.  Low end gaming GPUs can have a power 
> consumption change of 60 watts between a static picture and maximum 
> animation, and CPUs may also vary by about that much.

Some more subtle ways in which they increase power consumption is that 
they force the continual updating of PCs to more powerful ones, which 
means that the baseline power consumption tends to stay the same, rather 
than taking advantage of increases in the processing power to electrical 
power ratio and actually results in higher peak power consumptions. Also 
there is an energy cost (which could exceed the running cost) in the 
manufacturing of the ever more powerful PCs needed to continue to obtain 
the same quality of editorial content.

David Woolley
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