Once in a while, something arrives on my doorstep completely out of the blue from a manufacturer hardly seen before threatening to completely overturn the power supply world. It doesn't happen often, but it's happening today. Folks, I've only ever seen one Sama built unit before, and it was rather unimpressive. Today's FTX-800-2 800W unit, which just so happens to be 80 Plus Titanium, promises to turn my frown upside down. I can't wait to see what this unit can do.
As March of 2016 draws to a close, we have BeQuiet back in the lab once more looking to impress us with the Dark Power Pro 11 850 watt unit. You may recall the 1200 watt version of this unit turning in some impressive results indeed back in November... it will be interesting to see if the rest of the line can be as impressive.
We're taking a look at another unit from Zalman today. After the last one turned up looking rather unremarkable performance wise, Zalman is especially eager to impress us today with the ZM650-EBT 80 Plus Gold unit. Let's find out how it does.
Here comes another Silverstone, and once again they're bringing us power in ever smaller packages. Today, they've managed to fit 550 watts at 80 Plus Platinum efficiency into a 140mm deep housing. Will this unit outperform the 750 watt model we recently checked out? I'm looking forward to doing some load testing to find out.
Let's take another look at Rosewill's new Capstone G series of units today. A little while ago, we tested the 1200 watt model and found it to be a competent and yet unremarkable unit for the budget conscious. Today, we'll find out if the 750 watt model is worth the money. Care to join me?
We started off January with two 80 Plus Titanium units back to back. Let's get February started with Titanium as well as we continue to look at EVGA's new line of units. We'll throw the 850 watt model at the load testers today. Come on in... this should be good!
Here's a name we don't see everyday here at the lab - Zalman. We have a brand new power supply from them here for testing in the form of the semi-modular ZM700-GVM. Zalman units used to be quite decent back in the day... what about now?
We haven't looked at a Silverstone unit in a little bit, so let's look at one now. This is a company that has been concentrating hard lately on bringing us power supplies that can do the job in less space than the competition without a lot of compromise to the performance side of things. They're now bringing this strategy to the realm of 80 Plus Platinum efficiency. Let's find out if the ST75F-PT gets the job done.
It's been more than a year since the first Titanium units hit the market. EVGA was the second company to do so, and for the longest time it's been not too well kept a secret that more models in their T2 line of units would be arriving on the scene eventually. It looks like the wait is officially over. Meet the T2 1000 watt model.
It's a brand new year here in the test lab, and with it comes a brand new unit fresh on the scene. 80 Plus Titanium units are still pretty slow to hit the market, but I'm predicting we'll see more than a few of them this year as companies are able to get them into the market. Our first such unit comes from Thermaltake, and on the surface looks like it's going to be hard to beat. This is a 1250 watt monster featuring individually sleeved cables, software monitoring, and even a fan you can change the illumination color of at your whim. Let's find out if it can hang with the other big Titanium units out there. There's not a lot of competition for it, so it's got a chance.