Some states in the US are tightening the requirements for power consumption for gaming PCs. The Register writes in a report. California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont and Washington appear to be the states.
Dell is already adapting towards the new legislation. On Dell's US website, AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs, Intel Rocket Lake processors, Nvidia's RTX 3000 graphics cards and AMD's RX 6000 graphics cards can be found on a variety of systems. In fact, there are SKUs with a GTX 1650 that would not be affected.
For all types of systems, including laptops, mini PCs and even hand-held systems, manufactured between January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2021, the California Energy Commission has amended its rules. Memory bandwidth, fast connections, and separate video cards are all factors to be considered. Measuring factors include the idle consumption under different conditions and the maximum consumption as well. Laptops with "cyclic behavior" and systems with high-speed networking will also be regulated as of December of this year. NRD has apparently already written about PC consumption in 2016. To date, it has saved more than 2.3 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity through the new requirements. The annual consumption of all houses in San Francisco is equal to this amount. This would prevent 730,000 tons of CO2 emissions.