80 Plus Gold certified units have become more and more common as the days have flashed past. Every power supply maker out there is out to one up not only the competition, but themselves as well. A new name to this site is High Power, and they'd like to get in on all the Gold excitement as well. Today's review sample is the Plus Gold 1kW unit. Let's find out if this unit has what it takes to outdo everybody else in the race to Gold.
Not long ago, I had a look at the XFX Core Edition Pro 850W power supply. Today, I'm having a look at the other side of the Core Edition power spectrum and putting the 450W up on the load tester. Will it perform as well? Are the little details addressed? Only one way to find out!
The power supply we're looking at today boasts a lot of power from a small sized package. Geil's power supply division, Thortech, has sent in one of their Thunderbolt 1200W power supplies. The unit is supposedly 80 Plus Gold and is only 158mm deep and is semi-modular, yet can put out 1200W of continuous power at 50°C. Sounds too good to be true? Let's find out...
New power supplies come and go on a regular basis here at jonnyGURU.com. But it's not that often when new power supply companies come and go. Today, I'm looking at a new 900 watt unit from a brand new company. That new company is Lepa, a subsidiary of Ecomaster, and that power supply is the G900. This is an 80 Plus Gold modular unit that promises a lot of power at a reasonable price. Come on in, and we'll see what this unit is like.
Last week, I had a look at my very first 80 Plus Platinum review sample. At 550 watts, it turned out to be an incredible performer. Today, I'm repeating the exercise with Superflower's own version of the same platform. Will we get even better performance from the company that originated this design in the first place? We're about to find out.
Today marks another turning point in the world of power supply efficiency. First, we had 80 Plus Standard certification. Then came the Olympic levels - Bronze, Silver, and Gold. 80 Plus didn't stop there, however, and now we have Platinum. My first Platinum certified unit goes under the microscope today - the modular Kingwin LZP-550. Does the ultra high efficiency come at the cost of decreased performance? Let's not wait another minute to find out.
Not too long ago, Corsair set out to freshen up some of their power supply offerings. Older platforms were phased out, and new platforms were introduced. Today, I'm looking at just such a unit - Corsair's updated version 2 TX850. We're going to find out, here and now, what this unit is about. Is it as good as the first version? Worse? The same? These questions and more are about to be answered.
Today we have the pleasure of checking out one of XFX's newest power supplies: The Pro 850W. The Pro 850W is one of three new "Core Edition" power supplies from XFX. They lack the frills and modularity of XFX's other PSU efforts, but come in at an astonishingly low price.
It's February of 2011 and the competition in the power supply arena is fierce. You've got the likes of Silverstone, Corsair, and Antec to name but a few all fighting a war for your dollars while at the same time doing their level best to crank out good units. XFX would like to get in on that action. Today, I'm looking at not one but two units in the new Core Edition series. These are fully wired units rated at 80 Plus Bronze that promise a lot of performance at not a lot of money. Will they be strong enough to win the war? I'm going to get to the bottom of that question right now.