Page 1:SilverStone SX600-G SFX Power Supply Review
Page 2:Specifications, Cables And Power Distribution
Page 3:Packaging, Contents And Exterior
Page 4:A Look Inside And Component Analysis
Page 5:Load Regulation, Hold-Up Time And Inrush Current
Page 6:Efficiency, Temperatures And Noise
Page 7:Cross-Load Tests And Infrared Images
Page 8:Transient Response Tests
Page 9:Ripple Measurements
Page 10:Performance, Performance Per Dollar And Noise Ratings
Page 11:The Downsizing Effect Hits the PSU Market
Performance, Performance Per Dollar And Noise Ratings
The following graph shows the SX600-G's total performance compared with units we've tested in the past. The unit on our bench is shown as 100 percent, with every other product's performance relative to it.
The ripple spikes recorded in our testing are the main reason SilverStone scores so low in the above graph. This is a shame, since at lower temperatures the performance is way better. We simply can't break protocol on this one.
Performance Per Dollar
The following graph 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 EU shops, converting the listed price to USD (without VAT). Note that all the numbers in the following graph are normalized by the rated power of each PSU.
A high retail price combined with lower overall performance rating doesn't allow the SX600-G to score any higher.
The graph below depicts the cooling fan's average noise over the entire operating range of the PSU, with an ambient temperature between 28 and 30 °C.
We wouldn't call this a silent PSU, especially since it is equipped with a high-speed 80mm fan. But compared with the other units in our chart, it fares pretty well. If you're highly sensitive to noise, you can try looking elsewhere, though you won't find an alternative SFX-based offering with similar features and high capacity.
- SilverStone SX600-G SFX Power Supply Review
- Specifications, Cables And Power Distribution
- Packaging, Contents And Exterior
- A Look Inside And Component Analysis
- Load Regulation, Hold-Up Time And Inrush Current
- Efficiency, Temperatures And Noise
- Cross-Load Tests And Infrared Images
- Transient Response Tests
- Ripple Measurements
- Performance, Performance Per Dollar And Noise Ratings
- The Downsizing Effect Hits the PSU Market