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Performance, Performance Per Dollar And Noise Ratings
The following chart shows the PSU's total performance rating compared to other units we've have tested in the past. To be more specific, the tested unit is shown as 100 percent, and every other power supply's performance appears relative to it.
The Relative Performance graph clearly shows that Andyson's Platinum R1200 is on par, in terms of performance, with the high-end category's most elite models.
Performance per Dollar
The following chart may be the most interesting to many of you, because it depicts the unit's performance-per-dollar score. We looked up the current USD price of each PSU on popular online shops and used those prices and all relative performance numbers to calculate the index. If the specific unit isn't available in the United States, we searched for it in popular European shops, converting the listed price to USD (without VAT). Note that all the numbers in the following chart are normalized by the rated power of each PSU.
Thanks to its decent price, the R1200 takes over the fifth place in the corresponding chart. It's only unfortunate that our U.S.-based readers can't actually buy it.
The chart below depicts the cooling fan's average noise over the PSU's entire operating range, with an ambient temperature between 28 and 30 degrees C.
This definitely isn't the quietest high-capacity PSU we have ever tested, but the R1200 performs quite well, outdoing many of its competitors. If Andyson had used a lower-speed fan profile, then this unit's average noise output could easily drop below 40 dB(A).
When we have enough data with 115V input, we will also provide a chart depicting the average efficiency of the PSU's entire operating range at normal temperatures, between 28 and 30 degrees C.
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Thank you for the read. Did you know that the power feeding this PSU can instead be fed into 3 normal sized machines? The power of choice is yours to make, but electricity will not be infinite.Reply
Now THAT is a detailed review!Reply
Teapo capacitors are a hit and miss. I'd say if your running it 24/7 as a coin mining machine with high load it would not last 10 years. For normal use with a few hours gaming per day it might be ok, but 10 years is a long shot for even the best capacitors not to have some degradation.Reply
Can we have some reviews of really high quality 300-600W PSUs? You know the ones that 90% of us here would actually use/need.Reply
Thank you for the read. Did you know that the power feeding this PSU can instead be fed into 3 normal sized machines? The power of choice is yours to make, but electricity will not be infinite.
Did you know that anyone who cares about this PSU, isnt going to be thinking about the 3 400w HTPCs that it could run. Keep your politics out of a PSU review lol.
I will review mid-level and mainstream PSUs as well, no worries about this.Reply
Always nice to see reviews of the high end stuff but really the 300-850watt range will cover the needs of 99% of readers of the side.Reply
Now lets see if Andyson can follow up and start putting out decent lower power units.
Andyson, the notorious RAIDMAX OEM. Not sure any sane person would pick you for a high end PSU, but thanks for trying.Reply
Can we have some reviews of really high quality 300-600W PSUs? You know the ones that 90% of us here would actually use/need.i disagree, can we get a roundup of complete rubbish generic psu's like low end radimax and the like and watch them burn! i think it needs to be done to show people what not to buy.
15588307 said:15588123 said:Andyson, the notorious RAIDMAX OEM. Not sure any sane person would pick you for a high end PSU, but thanks for trying.
is it andyson's fault that raidmax wants them to supply cheap PSU?
Yes, absolutely. Same with other OEMs like Channel Well that know how to make good PSUs but instead churn out cost-cutting junk because that's the best contracts that they can win. I am not forgiving when it comes to PSUs.