Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W PSU Review: Quiet Dominance

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Ripple Measurements

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The following table includes the ripple levels we measured on the SSR-1000TR’s rails. The limits, according to the ATX specification, are 120mV (+12V) and 50mV (5V, 3.3V, and 5VSB).

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10% Load11.9mV4.2mV13.0mV7.6mVPass
20% Load14.2mV4.0mV8.8mV5.0mVPass
30% Load11.9mV4.8mV10.5mV6.0mVPass
40% Load10.6mV5.2mV12.0mV6.2mVPass
50% Load11.8mV5.7mV13.5mV7.0mVPass
60% Load13.1mV5.6mV13.0mV7.6mVPass
70% Load15.3mV6.3mV15.3mV9.8mVPass
80% Load17.4mV6.6mV15.2mV10.7mVPass
90% Load17.4mV6.7mV16.0mV9.8mVPass
100% Load18.1mV7.2mV16.6mV11.4mVPass
110% Load21.7mV7.4mV16.9mV12.0mVPass
Cross-Load 113.8mV4.9mV10.7mV5.7mVPass
Cross-Load 216.5mV7.0mV15.0mV10.7mVPass

Ripple suppression is excellent on all rails. Impressively, this result is achieved without the use of in-cable capacitors.

Again, the SSR-1000PD performs better. But with such low ripple, both PSUs are winners in our book.

Ripple Oscilloscope Screenshots

The following oscilloscope screenshots illustrate the AC ripple and noise registered on the main rails (+12V, 5V, 3.3V and 5VSB). We usually set 0.01 V/Div (each vertical division/box equals 0.01V), but in some cases we use a smaller setting as well, if the registered ripple is very low.

Ripple At Full Load

Ripple At 110-Percent Load

Ripple At Cross-Load 1

Ripple At Cross-Load 2

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Contributing Editor

Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.

  • jaber2
    Boy that is cheap
  • Nintendork
    I really wish companies focus on 300-550w Titanium PSU's, who the hell uses SLI/CF this days? Market is going multiCCX gpu's in the upcoming years.

    A Ryzen 2700X + Vega56/1070ti systems won't even draw past 375-400w. Most gaming PC's will stay at below 250w. Meanwhile for people who keep their PC 24/7 most of the time in idle, a contained PSU at titanium with 90% efficiency at 10% load is awesome.

    My Bronze Seasonic S12-II 520w seems to be a gem with 82% efficiency at 10% load when most higher grade PSU's (gold/platinum) ignore this since they only need to comply with 85-90% minimum @20% load and then crapify to hell once you reach 15-10% load.
  • Armando_0818
    Just an FYI. CISPR 22 is no longer used. It has been updated to CISPR 32.

  • Aris_Mp
    Thank you! The limits are the same though for the conducted emissions that we measure and in general the products that pass the CISPR22 are likely to pass testing against CIPSR32.

    The CISPR22 was for information technology equipment while CIPSR32 is for multimedia stuff in general.
  • zodiacfml
    Would you mind reviewing crypto PSUs from China? I have this Senlifang 2000W with 95 PLUS Gold sticker on it.
    I don't expect such efficiency until one day I plugged it to a system which previously has an 80 Plus Bronze - 650W PSU. The consumption on both PSUs are almost the same!
    Adding to that, I've read somewhere that it is easier to have higher efficiencies on high wattage PSUs which I guess adds more credibility to the Senlifang PSU efficiency claims.
  • Aris_Mp
    I don't believe that any of those manufacturers would be willing to send a review sample to me (or to any other PSU reviewer with proper equipment). The majority of them sell overrated stuff using bogus labels. Just be extra careful with those unknown PSU brands promising super high efficiency and wattage.