Now, here's a name we don't see anywhere near often enough here in the lab. BeQuiet is in the house today with their brand new Dark Power Pro 11 1200W model... this bad boy is a semi-modular 80 Plus Platinum beast of a unit that promises to put out a ton of power without making a lot of noise doing so. I always enjoy looking at units from this company, because they're one of the few companies out there really making an effort to stand apart from the crowd. Let's see what this unit's all about.
Corsair's been in the power supply business for quite a few years now. Lately, some have charged that they have lost their way in the marketplace, offering units that cost more than the competition and offer less performance. Corsair's never been a company to back down from this kind of criticism, and as proof they have come to me with a brand new unit called the RM1000x. This is a tweaked version of the 80 Plus Gold RM series, and it makes some pretty bold promises. Let's see what this unit has to offer.
A few months ago, Andyson made quite a splash here in my lab when I tested the Platinum R 1200W unit and found it to be all kinds of awesome. Another bombshell arrived in the form of the N700, still the only 80 Plus Titanium unit I've had my hands on under 1kW in size. And that unit was awesome too. Let's find out for sure if Andyson's really got something going now... I have their Platinum R 850W on the bench and some sky high expectations. You get the popcorn, I'll start the load testers.
It's been a little while since we last saw a Silverstone unit come to the lab, but the wait is now over. Recently, Silverstone refreshed their ST75F-GS unit by cramming the same number of jiggawatts into a housing even smaller than the previous version did. Let's find out how it performs.
Not too long ago, we looked at an exciting update to the RM series of units that added Corsair Link functionality to the line. Today, I'm looking at the 650 watt variant of the new RMi platform, with high expectations indeed.
We're going back to the EVGA product catalog today again with a look at the Supernova P2 850W. Introduced a while back with the 1600 watt monster and its slightly smaller 1200W and 1000W brothers, EVGA is finally beginning to extend the line downward with some smaller units. Let's see if the performance remains fantastic.
We're looking at a brand new name in the world of power supplies today: Cyonic. This is a company looking to make a big splash in the market, and to help pull that off they've enlisted the help of Seasonic. And we know about Seasonic, don't we? Come on in and take a look... this should be a good little unit.
A while ago, we put some cash together and purchased a whole box full of retail EVGA units, just to find out how the entire EVGA product range looked as a whole. Today, I've got the last of those units on the load tester, and am looking forward to finding out how this newer revision of the NEX650G, which is now also called the Supernova G1, performs.
Let's take a look at Corsair's new RM850i today. We've already seen how the 750 watt model does, and now it's time to run some tests on the rest of this new line of units to see how consistent the platform is. Certainly, it's very promising with its full modularity and Corsair Link functionality. But will Corsair be able to keep up with some increasingly strong competition from the likes of Seasonic and EVGA?