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California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington are beginning to prevent gamers from buying high-spec gaming PCs due to power consumption regulations. Adding certain components to a PC can result in it breaching power consumption rules, effectively locking gamers in these states out of the highest settings and best gaming experience.

The new rules have been incoming since 2016, with the completion forecast for July 2021. California residents can read the compliance advisory on appliance efficiency regulations for computers and monitors here. Although California isn’t the only state adopting these regulations, it’s arguably the most surprising as the home of Silicon Valley.

Desktop PC and monitor combos can consume several times as much energy as laptops, notebooks, and tablet computers. As a result, they’re a specific focus of the new legislation. Although desktop builds aren’t banned outright, consumers won’t be able to outfit them with all of the highest-end components.

According to one Redditor, Dell refuses to deliver PCs containing a Ryzen 5800 CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU. In the future, as components presumably become even more power-hungry, more potential builds could be taken off the table. Games consoles like the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 aren’t coming under fire, however, which could lead to an increase in adoption rates.

In other hardware news, be sure to download the new iPhone update ASAP. iOS 14.7.1 contains “important” security solutions that Apple recommends for everyone.

Link:https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/688435-gaming-pc-ban-california-colorado-hawaii-oregon-vermont-washington



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Sort of but not really...

What they are banning are some prebuilt PCs that use too much power during inactive usage that have not gotten certified to be used in Califorina and other States under the new regulation. This is NOT a ban on high end PCs. The OEMs such as Dell Alienware just needs to make a few minor adjustments to get certified under the new regulations and then they will be on sale again. You can still build a PC with high end components and you can still buy plenty of high end gaming PCs that are prebuilt. It's just the ones that are banned need to get certified for use under the new regulation which I doubt will take very long.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:

Sort of but not really...

What they are banning are some prebuilt PCs that use too much power during inactive usage that have not gotten certified to be used in Califorina and other States under the new regulation. This is NOT a ban on high end PCs. The OEMs such as Dell Alienware just needs to make a few minor adjustments to get certified under the new regulations and then they will be on sale again. You can still build a PC with high end components and you can still buy plenty of high end gaming PCs that are prebuilt. It's just the ones that are banned need to get certified for use under the new regulation which I doubt will take very long.

Still incredibly stupid. They focus their strategy on gaming PCs, but not bigger polluters like oil, which just recently set part of the ocean on fire.



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CaptainExplosion said:
Captain_Yuri said:

Sort of but not really...

What they are banning are some prebuilt PCs that use too much power during inactive usage that have not gotten certified to be used in Califorina and other States under the new regulation. This is NOT a ban on high end PCs. The OEMs such as Dell Alienware just needs to make a few minor adjustments to get certified under the new regulations and then they will be on sale again. You can still build a PC with high end components and you can still buy plenty of high end gaming PCs that are prebuilt. It's just the ones that are banned need to get certified for use under the new regulation which I doubt will take very long.

Still incredibly stupid. They focus their strategy on gaming PCs, but not bigger polluters like oil, which just recently set part of the ocean on fire.

Technically PC is just one of the sections in a large list of things that it's covering but yea, there are certainly larger things they need to focus on.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Still incredibly stupid. They focus their strategy on gaming PCs, but not bigger polluters like oil, which just recently set part of the ocean on fire.

Technically PC is just one of the sections in a large list of things that it's covering but yea, there are certainly larger things they need to focus on.

But they're not because they're most likely being paid by big oil to look the other way. Just typical politicians diverting blame from the true cause of our problems to video games.



CaptainExplosion said:

Still incredibly stupid. They focus their strategy on gaming PCs, but not bigger polluters like oil, which just recently set part of the ocean on fire.

What's hilariously stupid to me, is how they are putting focus on just prebuilt PC's, and not the Miners who have GPU server farms that actually drain a load more power, have also caused a power grid outages as well (Like Arabia for example). 

Just another bunch of old fogies who don't know how shit works as per usual. 



Captain_Yuri said:

Sort of but not really...

What they are banning are some prebuilt PCs that use too much power during inactive usage that have not gotten certified to be used in Califorina and other States under the new regulation. This is NOT a ban on high end PCs. The OEMs such as Dell Alienware just needs to make a few minor adjustments to get certified under the new regulations and then they will be on sale again. You can still build a PC with high end components and you can still buy plenty of high end gaming PCs that are prebuilt. It's just the ones that are banned need to get certified for use under the new regulation which I doubt will take very long.

Thanks.



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