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Overall performance is decent, but not competitive. The difference with the Corsair RM1000x and the EVGA 1000 G7 is large.
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).
Under normal operating temperatures, the average noise output is low.
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 would be higher if the platform performed better with light loads. Still, the difference with most similar capacity Gold units is not high. The Seasonic and EVGA units, with the latter using an FSP platform, perform like Platinum units and not Gold ones.
Power Factor Rating
The following graphs show the PSU's average power factor reading throughout its operating range with an ambient temperature close to 30 degrees Celsius and 115V/230V voltage input.
The APFC converter performs well.
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Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.