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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

03/24/2017 - 11:37

[inline:files/review/2017-03-24/4-side_0.jpg] VIVO is testing the waters with the introduction of the 24K 650W power supply. Their main goal is to offer an 80 Plus Gold certified, fully modular power supply at an affordable price to budget minded...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

03/24/2017 - 11:26

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

03/24/2017 - 11:22

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

03/24/2017 - 11:18

[inline:files/review/2017-03-24/10-Back.jpg] The VIVO 24K 650W power supply enclosure is painted matte black and measures 188mm (7.4”) deep, which is relatively big for a 650W unit. The back panel includes an AC receptacle and main power On-Off...

Specifications and Packaging

03/24/2017 - 11:14

The VIVO 24K 650W power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 650 watts at 40°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail that can deliver up to 52A (624W) on the +12V output.  The PSU includes...

Riotoro Enigma 850W Power Supply Review

03/06/2017 - 10:58

Introduction Riotoro is a new player in the already crowded PC power supply market. Formed in 2014 and based in California, Riotoro originally started their PC hardware business with a focus on cases, mice, and LED fans targeted towards the gaming...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

02/28/2017 - 17:38

SilverStone continues to raise the bar in the SFX power supply arena with the introduction of their latest 800W power supply in a lengthened SFX enclosure. I have to question “why” you would want or need an 800W power supply in a small form...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

02/28/2017 - 17:34

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

02/28/2017 - 17:30

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

02/28/2017 - 17:28

[inline:files/review/2017-02-28/10-Back.jpg] The SilverStone SX800-LTI power supply enclosure is painted with a satin black finish. The power supply measures 130mm deep x 63mm x 125mm.  The back panel includes an On-Off switch, AC receptacle and...