Cougar is a name we haven't seen in a little while, but they are still out there offering power supplies to the computing public. We're looking at one of the new revised units in the GX-S line today, a 650 watt model that offers 80 Plus Gold efficiency at an attractive price.
It's always exciting when a new name comes to the lab with a power supply I perhaps haven't seen before. Today, we're looking at a unit called the Continuum 1050 watt from a Hungarian brand named Kolink. While not currently available in North America, it could be the performance of this unit is good enough to warrant our attention on this side of the pond.
Once upon a time, a company by the name of Corsair made a splash in the power supply world by releasing a line of popular units known as the TX series. These were fifty degree temp rated workhorses that, while not anything too special, were just special enough to be very popular among those needing decent enthusiast level performance on the cheap. A lot of people were disappointed when the TX line went away. But now, they're back. Are they as good as they used to be? We shall find out.
Silverstone's been doing quite a lot for the SFX form factor in recent years. Not content to keep peddling lower powered offerings, they lengthened the SFX power supply housing a little bit so they could start cramming in more and more power. But the competition's started to catch up, lately. So, Silverstone's done what they always do... try to stay ahead. This time, they've not only crammed a staggering 800 watts into their SFX-L form factor housing, but they've also brought Titanium level efficiency along for the ride. Let's see how things turned out.
We're taking a look at BeQuiet again today. It's been a little while since we last saw one of their units, and at the time it was one of their recent high end designs. We quickly found out this company still knew what it was doing. But what about their more budget oriented units? Today's 600 watt model is an 80 Plus Silver affair with modular cables. I can't wait to see if it holds its own with the competition.
Let's look at another Thermaltake unit today. One that proves this company is going all-in with the RGB craze, as we find ourselves confronted by an 850 watt 80 Plus Bronze unit aimed at bargain shoppers that somehow still has an RGB fan in it. We need to ask ourselves one question, here: did Thermaltake add the RGB fan to something worth buying, or is this unit's performance going to be compromised in some way? That's what we're here for.
Let's take a look at another unit from the brand new to the market company Riotoro today. When last we saw this company, they were turning in a pretty good showing for themselves with the Enigma line of units. Now, we're testing a slightly more budget friendly option in the Onyx 650W. Let's see what happens.
Recently, we started looking at Seasonic's new Prime Platinum line by looking at the biggest of the bunch, the 1200W model. Today, we'll continue by examining the 650W model on the other end of the scale.
Last week, we looked at something big and expensive. This week, we're looking at something tiny and promising, the Enermax Revolution SFX 650W unit. This form factor, though better supplied now than it was a few years ago, is still light on options when it comes to well performing power supplies. Let's see if Enermax' entry to the battle got things right.