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The overall performance is high, but it isn't even close to the AX1600i, which remains the king in this category.
The graph below depicts the cooling fan's average noise over the PSU's operating range, with an ambient temperature between 30 to 32 degrees Celsius (86 to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
The Dark Power Pro 12 features silent operation, but it cannot beat the AX1600i even in this region, which is be quiet's specialty.
The following graph shows the PSU's average efficiency throughout its operating range with an ambient temperature close to 30 degrees Celsius.
The average efficiency is high, but we would like to see more from a new platform that tries to enter the big boys club.
Power Factor Rating
The following graph shows the PSU's average power factor reading throughout its operating range with an ambient temperature close to 30 degrees Celsius.
The average PF rating is high.
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Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.
Been trying to find a Corsair AX and EVGA T2 and nobody has them on stock!Reply
Try the EVGA G+ instead, or you could buy the Dark Power Pro 12 on Amazon right now with the 1200W in stock and the 1500W coming and able to be ordered.tamalero said:Been trying to find a Corsair AX and EVGA T2 and nobody has them on stock!
I've never seen a power supply with an "overclock" jumper/setting. You mention that this has it, and that it combines the 'virtual' single 12v rails into a single big one, but not what that means.Reply