700W to 850W power supply group test

Posted on Friday, May 11 2007 @ 04:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
PSUs are one of the most essential but least understood components of any computer system. We thoroughly tested six 700W to 850W PSUs to discover exactly what you should let near your expensive components and the results proved somewhat surprising.

"700-850W is towards the upper end of the performance mainstream sector, where people need the power to run the latest dual core CPUs as well as a couple of hard drives and high end graphics cards, possibly in a multi-GPU arrangement. Each of the PSU's power rails was loaded at 50, 75 and 100 percent to test if it could sustain what it said it was capable of. While the PSUs were under load, temperatures were also taken to determine how well they were keeping cool as they reacted to the sustained load."

Check it out at Bit Tech.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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