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 Post subject: high-power PSU tested by C't
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:18 am 
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The german magazine C't tested high-power supplies in the issue 17/05.
I'd like to present you the PSU which scored over 75% efficiency at 20% load and over 80% efficiency at 50% load at 240V AC.
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Acbel ATX-550CA-AB8FM
Amacrox AX500-60LN
Chieftex CFT500W
Elanvital EVP-5007-00
Enermax EG495AX-VE(W)(24P)
Fortron-Source FSP460-60GLN
Seasonic S12-500 (SS-500HT)
Sharkoon SHA480-9A
Silentmaxx Semi-Fanless 450W

I can't give you more detailed figures since there is only a rating "good" if the efficiency reaches the already mentioned levels.

Below 0.5 sone at 20% and 50% load:
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Amacrox, be quiet! BQT P5-470W S1.3 2-fan, Elanvital, Enermax, Revoltec RBS-450V2, Seasonic, Sharkoon, Silentmaxx

The Seasonic is by far the most silent at 100% load.


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 Post subject: Re: high-power PSU tested by C't
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:59 am 
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jojo4u wrote:
The german magazine C't tested high-power supplies in the issue 17/05.
I'd like to present you the PSU which scored over 75% efficiency at 20% load and over 80% efficiency at 50% load at 240V AC.
Code:
Acbel ATX-550CA-AB8FM
Amacrox AX500-60LN
Chieftex CFT500W
Elanvital EVP-5007-00
Enermax EG495AX-VE(W)(24P)
Fortron-Source FSP460-60GLN
Seasonic S12-500 (SS-500HT)
Sharkoon SHA480-9A
Silentmaxx Semi-Fanless 450W

I can't give you more detailed figures since there is only a rating "good" if the efficiency reaches the already mentioned levels.

Below 0.5 sone at 20% and 50% load:
Code:
Amacrox, be quiet! BQT P5-470W S1.3 2-fan, Elanvital, Enermax, Revoltec RBS-450V2, Seasonic, Sharkoon, Silentmaxx

The Seasonic is by far the most silent at 100% load.

Thanks for the post jojo4u,

Unfortunately, I could not find the review online (not that I read German but I wanted to glance at the figures).

According to some tests, it would be quite a challenge to achieve 100% load in a non-SLI system seehere, a Seasonic S12-430 only needed to supply 214W to a high-end P4 system running PCMark04).

So I would be more interested in efficiency and noise figures at the 20-50% range.

Also, according to this article, most of the power is drawn from the +12V rails, so I'd also be interested in the power distribution between rails.


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 Post subject: Re: high-power PSU tested by C't
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:49 pm 
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alexo wrote:
Thanks for the post jojo4u,

Unfortunately, I could not find the review online (not that I read German but I wanted to glance at the figures).


Since SLI is not really interesting to SPCR I left out the 100% figures :)
The C't is a first of all printed magazine but you are able to buy the articles online.
There are no additional figures about efficiency or power distribution. But i scanned the noise figures available here. The noise level is in sone, the transparent columns are with fan speeds set to highest level.
Btw, the PSU participating were
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Xilence Power ATX 450,Coba AP-480X(A/PFC)(DRS135),SPI FSP460-60GLN,AX500-60GLN,Seasonic S12-500/SS-500HT A PFC F3,Tagan TG480-U15,Levicom SW450S.BL,Antec TPII-480P,Arena chieftec CFT500W,Enermax EG495AX-VE(W)(24P),AcBel ATX-550CA-AB8FM,Revoltec RPS-450V2,Listan BQT P5-470W-S1.3, 2 L.,Hiper HPU-4R480,QTechnology QT-03460G,Silverstone ST46F (ENH-0746GB),elvt EVP-5007-00,Rise ST-460EAF-05F,Silentmaxx semi-fanless 450W,MR EG495AX ibl,Sharkoon SHA480-9A,Raptoxx RT-450W 2.0


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 Post subject: Re: high-power PSU tested by C't
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:02 pm 
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Hi jojo4u,
jojo4u wrote:
The C't is a first of all printed magazine but you are able to buy the articles online.

Since I don't read German anyway, I'll pass.

jojo4u wrote:
There are no additional figures about efficiency or power distribution. But i scanned the noise figures available here. The noise level is in sone, the transparent columns are with fan speeds set to highest level.

Which says to me that nothing C't tested beats the S12-500 at 50% load (and it was practically silent at 20%). Nice!

I just hope that the annoying incompatibility with DFI will be solved soon...


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