After Dell started marking that certain configurations of Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 and Aurora R12 gaming PCs were unavailable in several configurations Due to the six states’ legislation on energy use, It seems that few competitors have similar problems.
At the time of writing, Dell’s competitors, including Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, and MSI, do not have similar language recommendations on their websites to restrict shipping. Some of them stated that they had no problems complying with the newly implemented energy policy.
Specifically, Dell is California policyIt was first passed in 2016, and there are similar laws in Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington (some of which only match the laws of California). The “Layer 2” implementation came into effect recently (July 1, 2021), which more strictly regulates the amount of electricity that computers can use each year, especially when they are idle.
“Alienware has always been known for pushing the limits in innovation, performance, design and premium quality,” Dell wrote in a prepared statement. “We respect the laws of all cities, states, and countries where we do business, and always strive to strike a balance between power and performance and energy efficiency. Although our most powerful gaming system is available in all 50 states, Alienware The selected configuration is accurate. Due to the California Energy Commission (CEC) Level 2 regulations that recently came into effect on July 1, 2021, Aurora R10 and R12 will not be shipped to certain states.-Long-term focus on energy and emissions issues.”
On the Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 and Aurora R12, Dell has configurable models that can be shipped to any state with a large number of simpler components. A Dell spokesperson did not respond to a question asking it to elaborate on the difference between products that meet regulatory requirements and products that do not meet regulatory requirements.
However, Acer and Lenovo have no problems.Acer told techy’s hardware “Acer desktops shipped after July 1, 2021 are fully compliant with the new power consumption regulations.”
Lenovo’s statement is “We have no restrictions on where to ship and sell Legion desktop products. We are in line with Legion desktops that will be sold on the market and desktops that will enter the market in the future.”
The lack of language about California Energy Commission policies and similar does not mean that other suppliers do not consider their options. Clifford Chun, MSI’s Director of System Product Management, said that MSI established desktops in the channel before July 1. Those who can continue to sell in other states, he said, they ship a lot of goods to these states in advance to ensure that it has sufficient preparations before August, when it will have a system equipped with CEC improved motherboards.
Although MSI’s laptop is ready, the shortage of components delayed its new motherboard to August.Spring tells techy’s hardware The single-track 12-volt motherboard can help manufacturers easily clear the 690 “dot” scale.
“Only the motherboard itself can solve 80% of the problems in a 690-point system,” MSI’s Chun said. Obviously, the power supply and all other small things will contribute the rest of the score. He also pointed out that the BIOS adjustment to adjust the standby power is also an important part.
The “dot” seems to be a reference to two tables in the CEC guidelines, tables V-7 and V-8. The former provides how much power the computer is allowed to consume, while the second provides more detailed figures based on components, including RAM, storage, discrete GPU, wired Ethernet, etc.
The problem with MSI-the motherboard-may be similar to Dell and Alienware, which use custom motherboards in Dell G series and Alienware Aurora gaming PCs. Internally, MSI calls some motherboards of system integrators “CEC-ready.”Others, such as AsRock, list these power adjustments on it Product pageThese effects on prefabs are far more important than builders, who can purchase parts separately and are not subject to these rules.
Hewlett-Packard and Asus spokespersons both said they would investigate the matter, but none of them responded as of press time. But based on the answers we did get, it seems that most major pre-built suppliers will overcome this obstacle soon. CEC did not respond to a request for comment.
Although many states have formulated a large number of regulations for gaming PCs, there are also regulations on air conditioners, lamps, sanitary ware, washing machines and dryers, and landscape irrigation equipment, which must comply with the new energy efficiency standards of these states. Game consoles, tablet computers, and of course DIY PCs are not within the scope of these regulations.