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    Except for literally every aspect of LLC is more expensive than double forward. Since there are companies out there that will put out a double forward PSU just to have the cheapest price, there will always need to be a "better double forward option" out there that you can hope the customer could consider instead.
    Didn't you say some time ago that non-modular CX is a bit cheaper to make because it uses LLC?

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    CX is a different performance class. For the same performance target LLC can be cheaper. For Platinum PSU for example LLC is almost always cheaper than dopuble forward.

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    I also remember that Jon said that Great Wall wanted to do LLC resonant instead of double forward because it was cheaper.

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    Guys? Where I come from LLC stands for "Load-Line Calibration," re- motherboards and CPU's. When you use it, the abbreviation obviously stands for something else. What do you mean when you use 'LLC?'
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    Didn't you say some time ago that non-modular CX is a bit cheaper to make because it uses LLC?
    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    I also remember that Jon said that Great Wall wanted to do LLC resonant instead of double forward because it was cheaper.
    I never ever said this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    Guys? Where I come from LLC stands for "Load-Line Calibration," re- motherboards and CPU's. When you use it, the abbreviation obviously stands for something else. What do you mean when you use 'LLC?'
    They are reference designators for coil/inductor (L) and capacitor (C).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    CX is a different performance class. For the same performance target LLC can be cheaper. For Platinum PSU for example LLC is almost always cheaper than dopuble forward.
    Exactly. Depending on your goal, some platforms have an economical diminishing point of return.

    If we were talking about a 750W Gold efficiency PSU, double forward would be silly.

    But we're talking about a Bronze efficiency PSU with minimal performance metric requirements. The reason CX (non-M) is LLC is simply because that's how the engineering team at Corsair at the time designed it.

    It's like why you never saw (true) non-PFC or passive PFC PSUs beyond 750W. At that point, it actually costs less to make the PSU APFC.

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    I picked up a GX ii Pro 750w lol...yeah it's older but seems strong still. Another ok example that Coolermaster did do some stuff. and the 2600x and msi pulling it down to about 11.65v....

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    Something interesting

    Corsair RM series will be revamped, they've appeared at Cybenetics!

    RM850: https://cybenetics.com/d/cybenetics_din.pdf
    They are made by CWT and apparently use a Sleeve bearing fan.

    More RM reports here: https://cybenetics.com/index.php?opt...fID=28&volts=1

    So... Is this going to be something interesting, or something to confuse people like EVGA's lineup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by breixobaloca View Post

    RM850: https://cybenetics.com/d/cybenetics_din.pdf
    They are made by CWT and apparently use a Sleeve bearing fan.

    More RM reports here: https://cybenetics.com/index.php?opt...fID=28&volts=1
    It's not a sleeve bearing fan. It's a rifle bearing.

    This PSU is more of an SI play. It meets the requirements of Intel DSG 1.42 with 70% efficiency at 2% load and the lower T1 and T3 timings to support modern standby mode.

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