Here's a name we haven't seen too often here at the site - Gigabyte. Known more for video cards and motherboards, this is a company that has dabbled in the power supply market before. Though they've stayed on the fringes of this part of the computing world, they're back with a new high end 1200 watt unit of the 80 Plus Platinum variety.
Not too long ago, Thermaltake wheeled a massive power supply through my doors as part of their flagship line of units, the DPS-G RGB Titanium line. And it was pretty sweet with a tricked out color changing LED fan. Well, Thermaltake figures that perhaps you might want that same fancy LED fan on something not quite as expensive, so they've added it to their 80 Plus Gold line of DPS-G models. That's what I'm looking at today in the DPS-G RGB 850W Gold unit. Of course, this model has full compatibility with Thermaltake's DPS app, too, so there are a lot of features packed in here. Shall we see how this unit does?
It's that time again - yet another brand new to the market product is gracing us with its presence. EVGA is freshening up their top of the line units with the G3 series in an effort to further dominate the market. But it's easy to sit back and say, "This power supply is from such and such company, and they're always good." We're here today with the one kilowatt model to make sure that EVGA's new hotness really is worth our time.
For the last five months we've been telling the tale of vengeance. During that time we have tested a three of the units from the Corsair Vengeance series, the 400, the 500, and the 650M. Today we will be making the fourth installment in that series by testing the Vengeance 550M. As we have seen in the past, we tend to get a bit repetitive when testing multiple units from the same line. Be that as it may, it's still important to do the testing because it allows us to see if the that line is capable of providing similar results from top to bottom. So without any further delays, what do you say we get on with the show and see if this Vengeance 550M can put another mark in the win column for Corsair.
It's hard to believe that, after waiting so long for the Seasonic Prime units, we are now finally looking at the baby in the family, the 650 watt model. And yet, here we are. Until Seasonic comes up with some more Prime goodness, we've now seen all the models there are to see but the fanless one which is not out yet. Let's find out how this one stacks up against its big brothers.
Here in the last few months Wolf has looked at a few of the units in Corsair's Vengeance line. Today, we're going to be looking at the first of 2 units that I have in my pile from that same line, the Corsair Vengeance 400W. OklahomaWolf previously looked at he 650M and the 500W versions with both bringing in perfect scores when it came to the performance side. Are we going to have a three-peat? Did Corsair produce a line of budget minded PSU's that are all capable of that mythical performance that Wolf was talking about? We're just going to have to crack open the box and dig in.
We all know that the world doesn't revolve around the upper end of the power supply market. Those expensive Platinum and Titanium units may make for great reviews, but they're not what the average Joe looks for when he's just looking to replace a unit that died yesterday and doesn't have a pile of money lying around. EVGA's looking to fix Joe up with this here 750BQ unit, an 80 Plus Bronze model that promises not to break the bank. Let's test it and make sure it won't break anything else.
Not too long ago, we started looking at a new line of Corsair units intended to please the budget minded European crowd. Called the Vengeance line, our first look at these units proved to be rather interesting. The 650 watt modular model proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Let's find out if the non modular 500 watt model is as potent a performer as that one was.
A lot of people were impatient with Seasonic back when the Prime series of units were announced. They wondered when these units were ever going to hit the market, and why they were so content with EVGA and Super Flower getting the jump on them in the marketplace. When I reviewed the 750W model, it became apparent that Seasonic just wanted to make sure they got the job done right. Now, I have the 850W model on the load testers. Let's see if it measures up to some really lofty expectations.
The Corsair CX series has had a rough road of it in enthusiast circles. Thanks to a low-ish thirty degree specification for full power operation and what was perceived as substandard capacitors, a lot of people have widely and unfairly criticized it as being junk when it really wasn't. Corsair wants to change that perception, and is reinvigorating the line to do just that. It's a tough row to hoe... this is a bargain line of units, and you can't make wide ranging changes to it without driving the price up to the point people won't buy it. Let's find out if the new version improves on the old and yet still manages to keep things affordable.