Strong Showing: High-Performance Power Supply Units

Cables And Connectors

The leads are on a par with those of the i-Xeye power supply: a splittable ATX connector with 20/24 pins, the 4/8-pin P4 connector, a 5.25" Molex connector, a PCIe connector for VGA, eight 5.25" connectors and two floppy connectors. Unlike the two SATA connectors on the i-Xeye, with the newer model as many as four connectors have been mounted, split between two cords.

Performance

We wanted to know exactly how the switching feature between split and combined voltages worked, so we thoroughly examined the power supply twice.

Still beta: the name plate is still made of paper, but all the specifications are on it

In the split configuration, the power supply ran through all the tests without any problems worth mentioning. At high load, the voltages for 12V stood at 12.59 V and 12.53 V, worryingly close to the limit; 12.60V is permitted.

Efficiency stands at 68%, 70% and 66%, more or less even with the i-Xeye, while it should really be better. Even the values in stand-by mode are similarly poor, 8 and 26 W respectively at low and high loads, which is just too high.

In the combined configuration, things look anything but good: under heavy load, the voltages increase to 12.70V and 12.65V, which is definitely too high. The other voltages remain within the specifications. Efficiency is almost identical with this configuration.

The price will be more or less as high as the i-Xeye power supply from Tagan.

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