Page 1:Thermaltake STP-0600F-G Power Supply Review
Page 2:Packaging, Contents, Exterior, And Cabling
Page 3:A Look Inside And Component Analysis
Page 4:Load Regulation, Hold-Up Time And Inrush Current
Page 5:Efficiency, Temperature And Noise
Page 6:Protection Features
Page 7:Cross-Load Tests And Infrared Images
Page 8:Transient Response Tests
Page 9:Ripple Measurements
Page 10:Performance, Performance Per Dollar, Noise, And Efficiency Ratings
Page 11:Pros, Cons And Final Verdict
Performance, Performance Per Dollar, Noise, And Efficiency Ratings
The following graph shows the total performance rating of the STP-0600F-G, comparing it to other units we have tested. To be more specific, the STP-0600F-G is shown as 100 percent, and every other unit's performance is shown relative to it.
Thanks to its better ripple suppression, the STP-0600F-G takes the lead from the SX600-G, which is based on the same platform but uses lower-quality filtering caps. Compared to the tough competition, though, Thermaltake's offering fails to impress. Great Wall and Corsair have an impressive SFX platform that's way ahead of Enhance's design.
Performance Per Dollar
The following chart may be the most interesting to many of you because it depicts the STP-0600F-G's performance-per-dollar score. We looked up the current 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 wasn't available in the United States, we searched for it in popular European Union shops, converting the listed price to USD (without VAT). Note that all of the numbers in the following graph are normalized by the rated power of each PSU.
Modest performance and a high suggested price drop the STP-0600F-G to the bottom of this chart.
The graph below depicts the cooling fan's average noise over the PSU's operating range, with an ambient temperature between 28 °C and 30 °C (82 °F to 86 °F).
The only discipline where Thermaltake's 600 W SFX power supply beats the SF600 is noise output.
The following graph shows the average efficiency of the PSU throughout its operating range, with an ambient temperature between 28 °C and 30 °C.
According to our efficiency measurements, which are highly accurate since they take into account thousands of possible load combinations (and not just cherry-picked ones), the STP-0600F-G registers decent performance and doesn't land far from Corsair's offerings.
- Thermaltake STP-0600F-G Power Supply Review
- Packaging, Contents, Exterior, And Cabling
- A Look Inside And Component Analysis
- Load Regulation, Hold-Up Time And Inrush Current
- Efficiency, Temperature And Noise
- Protection Features
- Cross-Load Tests And Infrared Images
- Transient Response Tests
- Ripple Measurements
- Performance, Performance Per Dollar, Noise, And Efficiency Ratings
- Pros, Cons And Final Verdict