80Plus Gold

An increasingly common face in the power supply market, the bulk of XPG's work thus far has been on high-end, high-margin power supplies, such as their 80Plus Platinum-rated Cybercore II. But as the company has become better established in the PSU market on the back of multiple successful products, the company is looking to expand their footprint by venturing into the mid-range segment. Spearheading that effort is the new XPG Core Reactor II series. Looking to maintain their competitive edge with, what's frankly, a cheaper power supply design, XPG needs to walk a very tight rope, where where the equilibrium between performance, quality, and cost is crucial. In this category, PSUs must support a range of computing setups while maintaining a focus on value for...

The SeaSonic Focus GX-850 ATX 3.0 PSU Review: Cool, Quiet, and Robust

In the realm of power supply units (PSUs), the core underpinning of any high-performance computing system, seasoned market players have continually raised the bar in delivering efficient, reliable, and...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/29/2023

The Enermax Revolution D.F. X 1050W PSU Review: High Power, Highly Reliable

In the realm of power supply units (PSUs), a few names stand out for their dedication to quality, innovation, and performance. Enermax, established in 1990, has been a stalwart...

17 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/9/2023

The Thermaltake Toughpower GF A3 750W PSU Review: Mid-Range 750W PSU With 12VHPWR

Thermaltake is a company based in Taiwan that specializes in designing and manufacturing computer hardware components and accessories. Established in 1999, the company's product range includes thermal solutions such...

11 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/23/2023

The ASUS TUF Gaming 850W Gold PSU Review: Tough But Fair

Though ASUS as a company needs no introduction to regular AnandTech readers, even for us it's easy to overlook just how vast their range of product lines is these...

9 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/31/2023

The Montech Titan Gold 1200W PSU Review: A Capable Contender for the ATX 3.0 Club

Today we are taking a look at a new high-end power supply from industry newcomer Montech. Coming off the success of their mid-power units like the Century Gold series...

3 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/17/2023

The MSI MPG A1000G PCIE5 PSU Review: Balance of Power

Back in December, we had the opportunity to take a look at MSI's MEG A1300P power supply, the company's latest flagship PSU. Besides offering plenty of power, the MEG...

16 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/2/2023

The FSP Dagger Pro SFX 850W PSU Review: Awesome Power in a Small Shell

In today's review, we are taking a look at a tiny beast, the FSP Dagger Pro 850W power supply. Although reduced to standard SFX proportions and forced to use...

5 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/16/2022

The Montech Century Gold 650W PSU Review: The New Kid Starts Out Strong

In today's review, we are taking a look at the Century Gold 650W, an 80Plus Gold certified power supply by Montech. Montech is a Taiwanese company that was founded...

13 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/19/2022

The Gigabyte UD1000GM PG5 1000W PSU Review: Prelude to ATX 3.0

In today's review, we are taking a look at the first-ever PSU released with the new 12VHPWR connector, the GIGABYTE UD1000GM PG5. Although the unit is not ATX v3.0...

50 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/23/2022

The SP750 SFX Gold Review: Lian Li's First SFX Power Supply

In today’s review we are having a look at Lian Li’s first SFX PSU, the SP750. Against all odds, Lian Li’s first diversification attempt comes with a very powerful...

29 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/12/2021

The SilverStone FX500 Flex-ATX 500W PSU Review: Small Power Supply With a Big Bark

Today we are taking a look at the SilverStone FX500, one of the very few Flex-ATX PSUs in the market. It boasts a magnificent 500 Watt maximum output at...

35 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/12/2020

The NZXT C650 650W PSU Review: Designed To Last

Today we are taking a look at NZXT’s latest PSU, the 650 Watt C-series C650. Aimed at advanced PC users and enthusiasts alike, its basic specs initially seem unimpressive...

37 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/11/2020

The 1STPlayer Steampunk 80+ Gold 750W PSU Review: A New Challenger Emerges

Today we are taking a look at a fresh face in the PSU market, 1STPlayer and their Steampunk PSU series. The Steampunk 80+ Gold 750W that we are reviewing...

54 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/12/2020

The Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750FX 750W PSU Review: SeaSonic Quality at Mainstream Prices

Today we are taking a look at one of SeaSonic’s mid-tier power supply units: the Focus Plus Gold 750FX. As the name suggests, it is an 80Plus Gold efficiency...

15 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/16/2019

The Be Quiet! Straight Power 11 750W PSU Review: Excellent Quality, But Not Quiet

In today's review we are taking a look at the latest Straight Power 11 series from Be Quiet!, a German manufacturer. The Straight Power 11 units are not the...

4 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/7/2018

GIGABYTE Releases Aorus Branded Power Supplies: 80 Plus Gold, 750W/850W

GIGABYTE has announced a new line of power supplies under the Aorus premium branding unveiling the new P850W and P750W to the market. The two power supplies carry an...

10 by Joe Shields on 7/17/2018

The BitFenix Formula Gold 650W PSU Review: Balanced

Today we are taking a look at the Formula Gold 650W power supply from BitFenix, a high-performance unit that trades modular cables for a lower retail price. The CWT-made...

16 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/13/2018

be quiet! Releases The Straight Power 11 PSU Line at CES 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV -- After three years in the market, it was high time for the Straight Power 10 line to meet its successor. In PSUs technology doesn't move...

3 by Joe Shields on 1/10/2018

The BitFenix Whisper M 450W & 850W PSU Review

BitFenix recently released a new PSU series, the Whisper M, which is aimed towards advanced users that want a product balanced between price and performance. The series consists of...

15 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/15/2017

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