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.
The last time we saw a PC Power and Cooling unit, it was back when jonnyGURU himself took a look at one of a new line of Silencers, which went by the Mark III designation. Weighing in at 600 watts, it managed to do ok here at our site. PC Power and Cooling is back today with a unit twice as powerful. It's 1200 watts, it's certified 80 Plus Platinum, and it wants to be your next power supply.
I've had a few fanless units come in here now and again and attempt to impress me. Some have succeeded more than others. FSP is the latest company to send one of these silent marvels my way, and they're looking to find out what I think of it. Coming in at 400 watts, this is a fully hardwired unit that promises 80 Plus Gold efficiency.
Back in April, I took a look at a monster of a unit, a 1600 watt Lepa that came in and showed other power supplies how it's done. Built by Enermax, it was quite an impressive feat of engineering. Now, I've got the Enermax version on my load tester, the Maxrevo 1500 watt. Is this still a plaform the competition should fear? Let's waste no time in finding out.
Now that we've taken a look at two of Thermaltake's biggest new power supplies on the market in the form of their Toughpower XT 1275 watt and 1375 watt, I reckon it's time to look at the biggest one in the line - the 1475 watt model. On the next one down, I found that despite being billed as 80 Plus Gold, it actually did one better and cleared Platinum. I can't wait to see if this one can manage the same feat. Let's put it to the test right now, shall we?