ower requirements for computers have taken a weird turn within the last few generations of computer equipment. For the longest time, we were on an upward trend of upgrades for more power. CPUs were taking bigger loads. GPUs were getting more powerful and requiring larger amperage 12V rails. It seemed that in order to be future proof, one had to purchase a larger power supply. My PSU upgrades always coincided with a GPU upgrade because the requirements increased. This last release seems to have stalled power upgrades. CPUs have also seemed to have taken a split. There are the extreme CPUs which have followed the upward climb. Then there are the mainstream processors that have shown how to get more performance from around the same power loads.