An AIB in a blink of the eye

If you blink you might miss one

Jon Peddie

From the beginning of second quarter of 2017 to the end of the first quarter of 2018, almost sixty-four million AIBs were shipped—63, 887,712 to be exact. 

In one year, there are 31,536,000 seconds in an average year (not factoring in leap year offsets). More AIBs per year than seconds, over twice as many in fact. That’s almost as many AIBs ship in  a year as you blink your eyes in a year the average human's eye blinks at a speed of 300 to 400 milliseconds). Imagine repeatedly blinking your eyes and each time you did a new AIB would appear in front of you.

Visualize standing on the Golden Gate bridge and watching the cards go by in each direction. The bridge is almost always packed. An AIB every blink of the eye is 175,035 AIBs a day. About 112,000 cars go over the Golden Gate bridge a day.

More AIBs ship per minute than cars go over the Golden Gate

Another way to think about it is almost 64 million people were delighted in the last four quarters who purchased an AIB or a PC with an AIB in it. There are 64,430, 428 people in the UK. Imagine what it would be like if every citizen in the UK got a new AIB every year.

Warehouses and production lines are kept busy every day, all day trying to meet the demand. The components come in, get assembled by robots, get tested by humans, get put in boxes by robots and go to a ship or airplane. Then they go into distribution centers like Amazon and New Egg, and then in FedEx trucks to you and me.

The lights never go out at EVGA

The average weight of an AIB is three pounds, approximately 1.5kg. All the AIBs shipped in the past four quarters would weigh 96,000,000 kg, the same as 346 Airbus 380s.

All the AIBs shipped in a year don’t use as much power as Las Vegas does in one day

And the average power consumption of an AIB is 120 W. A year’s worth of AIBs will consume 7,667 MW, which is how much power Las Vegas uses a day—the same amount of energy could be used to power over 8 million homes.