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A Detailed Look (Cont’d)

01/26/2017 - 16:58

[inline:files/review/2017-01-26/3-Twins-500-rear_0.jpg] Each modular power supply has its own power receptacle so two power cords are required. A hinged handle is provided on the rear to help remove the module and an LED indicator/pushbutton provides the...

A Detailed Look

01/26/2017 - 16:54

[inline:files/review/2017-01-26/10a-Front-cables.jpg] [inline:files/review/2017-01-26/10b-Cables.jpg] The FSP Twins 500W redundant power supply enclosure/frame is painted satin black and measures 190mm (7.4””) deep. The power supply comes...

Specifications and Packaging

01/26/2017 - 16:50

Specifications [inline:files/review/2017-01-26/5a-Nameplate-520.jpg] FSP 520W Modular PSU Nameplate Each of the FSP power supply modules are rated for a continuous output power of up to 520 watts at 50°C and incorporate a single +12V output listed at...

EVGA SuperNOVA 850W G3 Power Supply Review

01/25/2017 - 14:14

Introduction [inline:files/review/2017-01-13/2-Banner-850.jpg] EVGA offers one of the most complete lines of PC power supplies on the market today and they are continually striving to improve their product offerings. The new Supernova G3 Series power...

Seasonic PRIME Titanium Series Power Supplies

01/16/2017 - 19:11

[inline:files/review/2016-12-31/2-Banner-3.jpg] We are going to kick-off the New Year on a high-note by taking another look at Seasonic’s PRIME Titanium series power supplies. When we first tested the new PRIME 750W Titanium PSU last summer, we...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

01/13/2017 - 12:29

[inline:files/review/2017-01-13/6a-Nameplate_0.jpg] The overall performance of the new Supernova 850W G3 power supply was phenomenal. It is amazing how far PC power supplies have come in recent years. Voltage regulation and AC ripple suppression are as...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

01/13/2017 - 12:24

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

01/13/2017 - 12:20

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

01/13/2017 - 12:16

[inline:files/review/2017-01-13/10-Back.jpg] The EVGA Supernova 850W G3 power supply enclosure is painted matte black and measures 150mm (5.9”) long. The same compact chassis is used for all G3 Series power supplies, up to and including the 1000W...

Specifications and Packaging

01/13/2017 - 12:04

[inline:files/review/2017-01-13/5-PSU-bottom.jpg] The EVGA Supernova 850W G3 power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 850 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail that can deliver up...