Toward Greener Gaming: Estimating National Energy Use and Energy Efficiency Potential

  title={Toward Greener Gaming: Estimating National Energy Use and Energy Efficiency Potential},
  author={Evan Mills and Norman Bourassa and Leo I. Rainer and Jimmy Mai and Arman Shehabi and Nathaniel Mills},
  journal={The Computer Games Journal},
  pages={157 - 178}
Rising computing power, improved graphics quality, higher-resolution displays, and streaming delivery have rendered computer gaming an increasingly energy-intensive activity. However, the role of gaming-related energy use, and how it varies across platforms, has not been substantively examined by the energy or gaming research communities. We measured the energy consumption of 26 gaming systems representing the spectrum of technology, price, and performance. Among the findings, energy use varied… Expand
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