Back in May, we had our first look at EVGA's new lower powered additions to the GS line in the 650 GS. Though a decent performer that used a brand new platform to the market, I felt at the time there was room for some improvement. Today, I'm looking at the 550 watt version of the same platform. It came in the same big box as big brother did, and has been patiently awaiting its turn to shine. Let's find out how it does.
We've only seen one unit from SilentiumPC thus far, and it was a pretty decent performing 550W unit. Now, we're looking at another one, the Vero M1 600 watt model. This one is 230V only, intended for the budget single GPU crowd in the European market. Let's see if it's worthy of its place alongside the Supremo M1 we tested earlier.
Not too long ago, a whole box of brand new retail EVGA units landed on my doorstep. The idea was that we would take a look at some of the models that don't commonly show up in reviews. Today, I'm looking at the very bottom of the line for EVGA, the 400W. This is a unit so cheap that it doesn't even have 80 Plus certification. What happens when we load test the absolute cheapest unit you can buy with the EVGA name on it? There's only one way to find out.
Rosewill comes to us today bearing a new unit known as the Quark 1000W. It's an 80 Plus Platinum fully modular unit that boasts fantastic performance at a very reasonable price. Let's see if it has what it takes to compete with the current leaders in the marketplace.
A few weeks ago, we had a look at the XFX TS 650 650W PSU which was the first of three units XFX had sent over. As was mentioned in that review, the TS series is based off the Seasonic G series. We are going to be looking at the XFX - XTR 650, is also based off the G series but with a few more modifications. Will the XTR give us the same performance we seen in the TS? With the main differences being a larger fan, modular cables, and a Hybrid fan mode, I am curious to see just how close these do compare. Let's get on with the show shall we?
Silverstone's been doing a fantastic job lately in catering to a segment of the market that often goes overlooked by major power supply vendors: the SFX form factor. Today, we're going to take a look at their latest unit to enter the fray in the SST-SX500-LG.
Corsair comes to us today with one of their latest offerings in their vast line up of PSU's, the RM750i. The new RMi series has a few similarities to the older RM line, but it has even more differences. Corsair has bumped the warranty up to 7 years, added all Japanese capacitors rated at 105°C, upgraded from a rifle bearing (RM) to a FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearing) just to name a few. With the addition of Corsair Link, they've expanded it to allow users the access to create custom fan profiles. You can even toggle the +12V rail from single to multiple rails. Let's get this thing cooking.
We continue exploring EVGA's offerings today with the rather unassuming looking "430W." With its dirt cheap price and bargain basement features, it's hard to believe we'll find awesome performance inside the box. But EVGA has surprised me before... let's see if they can do it again.
It's been a little while since we have had a look at a Cooler Master PSU. Oklahoma Wolf took a look at their NovaTouch keyboard back in November 2014, but the last PSU we tested was the V2 550 from almost a year ago. Today we are going to give the Cooler Master G650M a shakedown. With this being an 80+ Bronze rated unit, I do expect to see some cost cutting measures. The main question for me is, will the cuts be too deep? Let's dig in and see.
We're not quite done exploring the products of EVGA this week. Today, I bring to you the much anticipated Supernova G2 650 watt model. That's right, folks, this line of awesome units no longer stops at 750 watts. At least, it should be awesome if the past is any indication. How about we find out for sure?