The 7V rail. We first saw such a beast in October of last year, when Cooler Master released the way cool Silent Pro Hybrid unit that came with its own standalone fan controller. Today, the 7V fan only rail makes its re-appearance in another Cooler Master unit, the Silent Pro Platinum. This is an updated 1kW unit with Platinum efficiency, but is lacking the separate fan controller the Hybrid unit came with. Let's find out what it's like.
Every now and then we get requests from companies to look at various items. If we hit a slow spell on the power supply side, we might occasionally toss in a Case or a CPU Cooler to keep the guys busy. Today we are going to push the boundaries a little bit, but not enough to change categories. We had a request to take a look at a couple of Delta server based units and today's focus is on the Delta DPS-500YB-B 1U server power supply.
Seasonic's been on fire lately. For the last little while, we've seen nothing but awesomeness from them when it comes to powerful, efficient, and stable power supply designs. Today, they've sent me one of their G series units at 360 watts promising the same outstanding performance in a much smaller and more economical unit. Let's find out if Seasonic's about to storm the value market.
It isn't very often that something comes into the lab looking to blow literally every other company's units out of the water, but it's happening today. EVGA is looking to make a huge splash in the world of power supplies, and they're banking on this here monster 1500 watt unit to do it. Boasting the ability to put out a maximum of 1650 watts in "OC mode," this unit carries such features as a software interface and individually sleeved cables. Folks, this is the most eagerly anticipated power supply to come along in years, and I'm going to see what it's like. Care to join me?
It's time to go on a power supply raid. Today, FSP is going to be helping out there by letting me take a peek at their Raider 750 watt unit. This is an 80 Plus Bronze unit targeted at the budget gaming crowd. Come inside, and we'll see if this unit turns out to be the bronze idol itself, or merely the clay pot you throw at the bad guys while escaping the booby trapped cave carrying said idol. Insert Indiana Jones theme music here.
LEPA is still a relatively new brand to the PSU market, but they have been working to make a name for themselves. Back in April of this year, Oklahoma Wolf had the pleasure of torturing their G1600-MA unit. With the dual SM-268's leading the way, he hammered that monster with 1586W and managed to pull 1831W from the wall. The G1600-MA held it's ground firmly and commanded a final score of 9.5, which is right up there with some of the best we've reviewed. Will the G1000-MA give us the same kind of results? Well lets jump in and find out.
When I reviewed Seasonic's Platinum 1kW unit, it had such exceptional voltage regulation that I wondered if they were ever going to be able to do better than that. Let's not mince words - I've got the X-1250 in my hands now. Let's find out if this unit is the answer to my challenge.
Today we are going to be looking at one of the newer
units from Rosewill, the Fortress 750W. Rosewill had a good showing last time
with the Capstone 750W unit pulling in a 9.1 for a final score. With the Fortress series boasting Platinum efficiency over the Capstones Gold rating, will we see other improvements as well? Let's read on and find out.
We've looked at a few awesome and awesomely large Enermax units here at the site lately. First, we had the Lepa G1600, which showed us that Enermax was bringing something special to the table. We saw this again with the Maxrevo 1500W. Now, Enermax is going for 80 Plus Platinum based on that same platform. I wonder if it will remain the same incredible performer when tweaked to even higher efficiency. There's only one way to find out. Come on in.
Cougar comes to us today bearing their newest entry into the 80 Plus Gold market, the GX G800. A revision of their older GX series, this unit promises not only high efficiency, but "Perfect voltage regulation." We'll be the judge of that, won't we? Come on in, and we'll get started.