Enermax Modu82+ II 625W PSU review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/06/2011 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
SKU: EMD625AWT II | 625 W
The development of power supplies over the past year definitely stagnated a little. Where we had years of development in style, modular designs, safety and as of lately efficiency, the past year everything seems to have stabilized. Hence you see a lot less PSU reviews out there.
But that doesn't meant that there are no new developments, no Sir. Slowly but steadily PSUs get more efficient, you get the do the same or more with your PC at less power consumption, not at all a bad thing eh?
Ever since the last year or so another trend kicked in that started something of a race amongst the top manufacturers -- being green. Delivering a PSU with the highest efficiency, as high efficiency can save on power consumption, which is not only good for mother nature, but also your power bill. Today's tested product from Enermax certainly fits everything I just mentioned. Stability, good design, modular, high performance and good efficiency. We do however face a challenge alright. Testing the modern age power supply has become a somewhat difficult thing to do.
The power supplies are so advanced and can take so much load that some serious kit is required to measure under heavy load and to test ripple. We here at Guru3D, do it the old-fashioned way though, we throw as much gear as possible to a power supply (close to its maximum peak wattage) start to stress the components and then monitor the power supply voltage lines for instability. Though not the most objective way to test a PSU, it certainly is a challenging one for any PSU we test -- and we are happy to do so.
Today we'll have a look at one of Enermax's latest power supplies. It is the all new Modu82+II 625 Watt power supply that comes with an 80+ Bronze certification. New in the revised Modu82+ II (and Pro82+ II) series is that they support the new EU regulation ErP Lot 6 for PC systems. This norm regulates the standby consumption of systems, which affects PSU and mainboard. Oh and it's also a 625W PSU that can actually peak towards 690W, this is labeled mid-range by Enermax... not bad eh ? Next page please.
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