Enermax always is able surprise us, they now have released the Platimax power supplies, that means a platinum certification and yeah .. that boils down to a 94% efficient product. Very few products get this certification. Today we'll grab a couple of older older supplies and see if what they claim is true, can we really save on energy. We fire off three PSU's at a P55 / Core i7 870 based system setup with a GeForce GTX 590. We then monitor power consumption in idle, CPU productivity (stress) mode and then lock into a gaming session. Read article
The MaxRevo is 1350 Watt .. with peak power available up-to 1620 Watt, yummie. Interestingly enough this is a nice small sized power supply, you'll hardly hear it, has plenty of modular options, wwell read is all modular and is 80 PLUS Gold certified. That makes the modular cables based MaxRevo PSU series 88-94% efficient @ 20-100% load.
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 n 625W PSU that can actually peak towards 690W, this is labeled mid-range by Enermax. Read article
We review and test the Enermax Revolution 85+ 1020W PSU. A near perfect power supply, Enermax recently released the Revolution 85+ series, this BEAST as I like to call it has everything I just mentioned. Modular cables, it's silent, sturdy, rugged and at 220 Volts this puppy can achieve a power efficiency of 87 to 91 percent, and that is just very noteworthy.
We test and review the OCZ StealthXstream 2 600 Watt power supply. A 600 Watt power supply which can get 85% efficient at typical loads. Will we be impressed by this 80+ certified power supply? I mean if its good, then at 70 EUR-USD it should be a bargain. Read article
We test and review the Cooler Master Silent Pro GOLD 600 Watt power supply. PSU's these day's are trendy, good looking, preferably has a modular cable design, silent, very safe to use. The latest trend .. green, the quest for highly efficient power supplies. ill we be impressed by this 80+ Gold certified power supply? Well, let's find out and head onward to the actual review, next page please. Read article
We'll have a look at one of Enermax's latest 'gourmet' power supplies. It is the all new Modu87+ 600 Watt power supply. Will we be impressed by this 80+ Gold certified modular power supply that should bring us 90 percent efficiency? Read article
It certainly has been a while since we reviewed Enermax products, if memory serves me right the last Enermax PSU that we had in queue was the Galaxy Kilowatt DXX power supply. At the time (and still) considered a top notch product. We where exhilarated by it and I know for sure that our review cascaded an effect -- as a lot of our forum visitors actually purchased that Galaxy series of power supplies, which they still use and are happy with. Times change and there is always room for improvement, Enermax started rolling our the Revolution series of power supplies. A highly stylish, highly efficient and modular power supply that is quiet as well.
We'll have a look at Gigabyte's Odin series of power supplies. An updated version, the new PLUS model. Being Guru3D we did opt the higher wattage model. It's called the Odin Plus 700 Watt power supply. A fairly standard power supply, yet with some extra horsepower, should you need it. Advertised as a SLI ready and certified product that comes with a 80+ Bronze certification for it's efficiency. What's special is that Gigabyte designed their own board layout, four 12 volts rails, uses solid capacitors to market it in their ultra durable product segment and as such hope to bring you a nice and long lasting product. Read article
Here we test the Silencer 910. PC Power and cooling creates the best of the best among power supplies, they however keep their design simple. No multiple 12 Volts rails, no Sir, it all comes from one single rail, apparently more robust and efficient. Cable management ? Ehm, no Sir, all cables are connected as modability would have an effect on overall efficiency here as well. A near kilowatt power supply with an efficiency that is bloody fantastic at roughly 88% Read article
We will be reviewing the In Win Commander series power supply. Commander, as in military. And that shows, army camouflage packaging, and an army green PSU. Quite funny to observe really. Marketing sure, but somehow .. this concept works out really well. A fairly high-end power supply. But is it any good ? Let's fire off some rounds and ground the PSU with some serious ammo. Read article
A test on the BFG EX-1200. Last week BFG dropped a mail if we wanted to test their all new BFG 1200 Watt EX power supply. A power supply that is silent, efficient, has long cabling, is pure quality, has an ATX size chassis, is completely themed dark and perhaps after all these years might be able to replace my kilowatt PSUs. As what BFG is bringing to the table is comforting. This 1200 Watt piece of machinery is fairly close to what I consider perfection in terms of design and requirements .. and with a price just under 250 USD BFG might have something really special on their hands. And that my friends makes it very interesting. Read article
A test on the OCZ ModXtream PRO 600 Watt power supply. A very energy efficient power supply that not only looks good, is modular .. and pretty much inaudible to the ears. It's called the ModXtream Pro, is SLI certified, comes in a nice black modular design and we'll take a look at the 600 Watt version of it. Read article
A new review at Guru3D. One PSU that certainly will catch your attention is the one we'll be testing for Hiper (High Performance group) today. it's their 680Watt Type RII 680 Watt PSU. A product that costs roughly 120-130 bucks. This PSU immediately will catch your attention die to it's original packaging, the extremely 'out there' paint job and then .. when you look at the front side of the PSU, you'll spot 8 USB connectors. And all that is it next to being an actual PSU. Read article
Recently Tuniq (part of Sunbeamtech) released a trio of power supplies. The Ensemble comes in 1200 and 1000 Watt versions, and their lower specced Miniplant is only a 950 Watt animal. Despite the fact that the PSU can suck up 950 Watts, this actually is an energy friendly product .. it has everything to do with it's high efficiency topping out at 80%+, no worries though, we'll explain and demonstrate that over the next view pages. Read article
So a couple of weeks ago I had a call from Miss D. at Listan, their rock solid BeQuiet series is to be updated to a new revision. And at that very moment I was like ..hmm what on earth could they improve ? Well, before we get into that .. let me just say .. they did. On the next pages we'll show you a full-fetched review on their all new BeQuiet Dark Power Pro "First Class" edition of power supplies. A PSU series that is quite efficient, stable and so darn quiet .. that I measured over and over again. Read article
In their power supply line Tuniq recently released their Ensemble power supply in 1000 and 1200 watt offerings, we'll review the latter one. That's right .. a 1200 Watt PSU for gamers. Now believe it or not, but this 1200 Watt PSU is actually an energy friendly product .. it has everything to do with it's high efficiency topping out at 87%, no worries though, we'll explain and demonstrate that over the next view pages. Read article
FSP recently released a 800 and 1010 Watt high-end power supply in e(re)tial. The PSU's have a good feature set with active PFC, short-protection (OCP/SCP) and enough connectivity for the latest high-end components in your system, including PCI-Express 2.0 8 pin 12 volt rails (4 of them with 20 AMPs each meaning that this PSU is SLI, three-way SLI or CrossFireX ready. Read article
OCZ bought PC Power & Cooling, for the time being OCZ will sell the PC Power & Cooling as is. It's now their high-end segment of power supplies which is interesting as I always figured their now mid-range line to be pretty snazzy as well.
With this small introduction on OCZ's, PC Power & Cooling product line we land at the Silencer PSU rated 750 Watts. The product as shown today is available in two SKU versions, one SLI and one Crossfire. The SLI version is colored dark black, the Crossfire version in demonic red. The difference between the two ? .. none except the color. Read article
We land at the premises of SolyTech, a relative unknown manufacturer. They recently launched a SLI compatible 600 Watt PSU. It does not have quadzilla distribution rails, it doesn't even have four PCI-Express connectors. Yet I figured can this 70 EUR / 80 USD PSU deal with our new quad-core CPU overclocked, 680i SLI, 2x 8800 GTS overclocked, 2 GB Vista bitching system ? Would it be possible for a much cheaper PSU to keep if with that Q6600 2.4 GHz quad-core processor ran at 3 GHz ? Read article
Meet the Gigabyte Odin GT, a 800 Watt power supply with advanced cable management, nice (efficient) design, LEDs, temperature sensors, fan control and the best thing since melted cheese .. advanced software that will allow you to monitor internal behavior of the PSU related to heat, Fan RPM and get this .. it monitors internal power consumption. Read article
The Dark Power Pro is an 1000 Watt PSU which places it in the high-end segment. A PSU which (although not certified) is 100% ready for SLI ready and Crossfire certified even Quad; as it has four dedicated 12 volts PCI-Express connectors which combined can carry a total of 75 AMPs, and according to the box, the PSU 12 volts rails may peak to 20 AMPs per 12V rail. Read article
We here at Guru3D.com we believe these little masters of distribution are a key element in your PC. Ask yourself, what do you need if you build a high-end PC with for example demanding graphics cards? What do you do when a system is getting unstable? What is very important if you overclock a PC? I could go on for a while easily, but the generic answer always is the PSU. One of the most underestimated peripherals in the PC.
Today we'll gawp (for a change) not at a KiloWatt PSU, yet we can lower the price a little. Granted, it's still a high-end PSU that will still cost a good amount of money. It's the all new Enermax Infinity 650 Watt. And Kilowatt or not, we'll still throw everything at the PC that we can humanly, possibly do to get it unstable with a high wattage load to see if we can break it. I hope one day we'll succeed. :) Read article