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Gigabyte AORUS P850W Gold Power Supply Review

10/08/2018 - 10:03

Introduction [inline:files/review/2018-09-06/2-Banner-1.jpg] Gigabyte recently introduced two new power supplies to their premium AORUS line of gaming products. The AORUS P850W and AORUS P750W are both fully modular power supplies and certified to comply...

SilverStone NJ450-SXL Silent Power Supply Review

09/17/2018 - 11:25

Introduction SilverStone Technology Co. has been a pioneer in promoting both fan-less and Small Form Factor power supplies for PC enthusiasts. Now they have combined these two features in the new Nightjar Series 450W silent power supply. The NJ450-SXL...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

09/06/2018 - 21:34

[inline:files/review/2018-09-06/31-Banner-2.jpg] Overall the Gigabyte AORUS P850W power supply delivered very good results during our testing. It passed in all areas with no notable problems. The AORUS P850W produced excellent DC voltage regulation with...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

09/06/2018 - 21:30

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

09/06/2018 - 21:27

Testing Methodology Establishing an accurate load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply.  PCPerspective’s power supply test bench can place a precise DC load on the PSU under test.  Each power supply is tested under...

A Detailed Look

09/06/2018 - 21:23

[inline:files/review/2018-09-06/10-Back.jpg] The Gigabyte AORUS P850W power supply enclosure has a black finish with gray and orange accents and measures 160mm (6.3”) deep. The back panel includes an AC receptacle, main power On-Off switch and open...

Specifications and Packaging

09/06/2018 - 21:18

[inline:files/review/2018-09-06/5-Nameplate.jpg] The AORUS P850W power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 850 watts (max operating temperature not specified). The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail that can deliver up to...

BitFenix Formula Gold 750W Power Supply Review

09/04/2018 - 15:06

Introduction [inline:files/review/2018-08-11/2-Bitfenix.jpg] Earlier this year we looked at the BitFenix Whisper M 850W power supply and today we are taking a detailed look at the BitFenix Formula Gold 750W unit. With a lower price point the Formula Gold...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

08/27/2018 - 16:37

[inline:files/review/2018-08-27/31-Banner.jpg] The SilverStone NJ450-SXL fan-less power supply totally delivered on both of its main claims: silent operation and packaged for SFF builds. The SFX-L chassis is covered on four sides by thick aluminum heat...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

08/27/2018 - 16:33

Efficiency