Microsoft wants to limit the environmental impact of Xbox consoles

Xbox consoles will be more ecologicalhe announced Microsoft: a new power mode (called “carbon aware”, which suggests a more conscious use of carbon) will be performed in the test program Xbox Insiderscoming soon to all Xbox owners.

This mode provides for an optimization of the execution of updates and downloads at times when the local electrical network is less subject to use of fossil fuels. Through the internet connection the console will have access to regional bound data to the carbon intensity it needs to activate the mode. As long as the console is connected to the internet, the optimization will work by default, and Microsoft emphasizes that it is preferable that the console is Shutdown modeas it is up to 20 times more energy efficient than sleep mode.

This type of optimization has also been implemented for updates Windows 11 starting last year.

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