Antec has announced its new VP F series of power supplies. These power supplies are intended to be simple power supplies that work well as all-round units for entry level computers and come at a budget price point.
The first unit to come out, the VP550F, will be 80 Plus certified and reach efficiency levels of up to 87 percent. With such efficiency, it can get away with cooling by just a silent 120 mm fan. It features a dual-12 V rail design, and has all the safety features that we've come to expect of modern day power supplies, including OCP, OVP, UVP, SCP, OTP, OPP, and SIP.
"I expect VP F not only to succeed among end users, but also integrators who need not only 80 PLUS certification, but the reliability of a series minimizing their after sales & support costs," says Jerome Francois. "Our 230V input VP P series is known for exactly that kind of affordability and one of the lowest RMA rates in the industry, VP F will offer the same to our customers."
The unit has already arrived at select retailers for a street price of $58.50. Other units are likely to follow.
The VP-P only supports 200 - 240VAC input whereas the VP-F supports 100 VAC - 240VAC.
The VP-P has much stronger maximum combined +12V rails than the VP-F. On the 550 Watt model the VP550P has 45 Amps whereas the VP550F has 37 Amps.