In Win Commander 750W PSU review | test
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/10/2009 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Right then, we'll be testing the 750 Watt Commander version. The 750W model we have here is one of three available of the same physical size (650-850W), in addition to 1kW and 1.2kW which are also available yet larger in size.
Much like any PSU 'manufacturer' worldwide there are only a handful of PSU fabricators. Customers place their orders and specify their wishes. We think that the Commander is made by CWT (Channel Well Technology), a quality PSU manufacturer that among others actually also does their business with Corsair and Lian Li.
- Supports NVIDIA SLI & Quad SLI and All Multi-Core GPU Technologies
- High Efficiency up to 88%
- Modularized Cable Management System
- 8(6+2) Pin PCI-E Connectors for Multi-GPU Graphic Cards
- Four Independent +12V Rails
- Silent 14cm Double Ball-Bearing Fan
- Patented 4 Pin Molex Connectors
- Intelligent Fan Speed Control for Optimal Acoustic
- Active Power Factor Correction (PF>0.99)
- Supports ATX 12V 2.3/ EPS 12V 2.91
- MTBF>120,000 Hours
- Independent Voltage Circuit
- Protections: Over Current, Over Voltage, Over Power, Under Voltage and Short Circuit Protections
- Japanese Industrial Grade Components (Capacitor, etc.)
- AC Input: 100~240Vac, 47HZ~63Hz, 15A
- DC Output: +3.3V, +5V+, +12V1, +12V2, +12V3, +12V4, -12V, +5VSB, MAX1, MAX2, MAX3, MAX4
- Total Power: 750w
- Total Power on +3.3V & +5V is 180W MAX
- Type: ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V 2.91 Version
- PFC: Full Range Active PFC
- Fan: Silent 14cm Two Ball Bearing Fan
- Efficiency: 80%
- Warranty: 3 years
We'll introduce you to the PSU in our photo shoot. But what you'll notice is that the product packs some punch and looks stylish. Connectors are nicely wrapped in a black colored foil/plastic and are detachable. It is looking good for sure. Its advanced cable management facilitates the installation and gives you the option to only use the required cables.
The PSU (although not certified) is quad SLI and Crossfire ready; it has four 12 volts PCI-Express connectors which combined can carry a total of 60 AMPs, and according to the box, the PSU 12 volts V3 and V4 rails may peak to 18 AMPs per 12V rail.
|AC INPUT||100-240 Vac 10/5A 47-63Hz|
|MAX OUTPUT CURRENT||30A||28A||18A||18A||18A||18A||0.8A||3.0A|
The PSU is is compatible with EPS12V v2.9, ATX12V v2.2, thus can handle all of your power needs. It can handle a power draw of 28A on the 5v and 30A on the 3.3v rails. Next to that the additional 12v rails can be used to power your graphics cards and come with the newer 6/8 pin connector design (PCI-E II connectors), combined you'll have 750 watts of pure rocking powah, enough for a fairly high-end PC.
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.