News: Trust 80 Plus? nVidia GTX480

Silent Mike's Blog
"Can We Trust the 80 Plus Certification?" asks Hardware Secrets in an article which cites our biggest peeve with 80 Plus — unrealistically cool thermal conditions at higher load — plus the absence of re-testing for rebranded power supplies. Meanwhile.... nVidia's newly launched flagship GTX580 video card will not face direct competition from AMD's top-end 6900 series boards until mid-Dec. It's the fastest single GPU card right now, with power consumption to match. Reviews of the $500 GTX580 abound: TechPowerUp, OverclockersClub, Anandtech, HardwareCanucks, HardOCP, Techgage.
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