Monday, January 24th 2011

Super Flower Intros First-to-Market 80 Plus Platinum Modular PSU

PSU OEM Super Flower became the first to market an 80 Plus Platinum certified modular power supply unit (PSU), the SF-550P14PE. An 80 Plus Platinum certified PSU delivers power with 92% of typical efficiency. Further, its fan controller is programmed to run the fan only if the internal temperatures cross 65~70°C. If temperatures are below that, the fan stays off. The company displayed a 550W model, a 650W model (SF-650P14PE) is also in the works.

The PSU makes use of a single 12V rail design, with a single 45.5A rail. The PSU is ATX v2.3 & EPS12V v2.92 compliant, and features modular cabling. The 24-pin ATX, 4+4 pin EPS, and two PCI-E (6 pin and 8 pin) are fixed, two additional PCI-E power connectors (6 pin and 8 pin) can be connected, apart from a number of SATA, Molex, and Floppy connectors. Key connectors such as PCI-E have REMI-cores to reduce EMI. The company has just started marketing these in Eastern markets, it remains to be seen when and if these will make it to Europe and US.

Source: CoolPC.com.tw
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21 Comments on Super Flower Intros First-to-Market 80 Plus Platinum Modular PSU

#1
spynoodle
Nice. Looks like we have a new competitor in town. :)
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#2
entropy13
Super Flower...f**k yeah.

And no signs of flowers whatsoever anywhere, only butterflies...
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#3
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Good specs but... wth is a super flower? Such a surreal name
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#4
erixx
LOL

At the end the Chinese superpower has a superflower, and that is good. Bravo, cheers!

And we have stupid brand names like microsoft, appel or mercedes, we have a lot to learn!
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#5
claylomax
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Good specs but... wth is a super flower? Such a surreal name
Super Flower is a psu OEM, they built NZXT latest power supplies that got very good reviews.
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#6
happita
Mario flower power!! Which means it will be able to spit fireballs on command.
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#7
Parad0x
Thanx btarunr for taking the time to publish this news. They will be available soon @ SuperFlower Germany super-flower.de
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Good specs but... wth is a super flower? Such a surreal name
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#9
TheLaughingMan
I didn't even know there was a Platinum rating for 80+. What comes after that? 95% efficiency gets you 80+ obsidian rating?
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#10
netieb
@erixx: Mercedes is the name from a german girl her father just invented the car and named his company after her.
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#11
claylomax
by: erixx
LOL

At the end the Chinese superpower has a superflower, and that is good. Bravo, cheers!

And we have stupid brand names like microsoft, appel or mercedes, we have a lot to learn!
by: netieb
@erixx: Mercedes is the name from a german girl her father just invented the car and named his company after her.
LOL Erixx! You're from Spain and Mercedes is a popular name in Spain. :laugh:
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#12
TheLaughingMan
by: netieb
@erixx: Mercedes is the name from a german girl her father just invented the car and named his company after her.
No. The company had a different name when it originally started well over 100 years ago. The first use of the name Mercedes was for an engine they built specifically for a racer who loved their products. He agreed to be a spokesmen for their engines and race using only their products and they named the engine after his racing name/daughter's real name. It worked and he eventually joined the board of directors. They changed the company's civilian name to Mercedes-Benz for some reason I don't recall.
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#13
Wile E
Power User
by: TheLaughingMan
I didn't even know there was a Platinum rating for 80+. What comes after that? 95% efficiency gets you 80+ obsidian rating?
I'm guessing they'll just change everything over to a 90+ rating system, or something along those lines.
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#14
_JP_
by: TheLaughingMan
No. The company had a different name when it originally started well over 100 years ago.
Yep, Daimler-Benz.

Super Flower used to be a mid-high level brand here but then, for some reason, their products stopped selling. They used to make good quality chassis, accessories and PSUs. I can still find their fan controllers, but it's still very rare.
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#15
douglatins
Nice i want my Antec HCP 1200 PLATINUM NAU!
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#16
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
by: TheLaughingMan
I didn't even know there was a Platinum rating for 80+. What comes after that? 95% efficiency gets you 80+ obsidian rating?
http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80PlusPowerSupplies.aspx

Nothing, for now. If they do manage a 95%+ efficient PSU, it will probably be 80+ Diamond. I can't imagine it going any higher than that.
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#17
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
95+ efficient. 80+ Mithril.
98+ efficient. 80+ Diamond.
100% efficient. 80+ Faked.
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#18
Mussels
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by: Kreij
95+ efficient. 80+ Mithril.
98+ efficient. 80+ Diamond.
100% efficient. 80+ Faked.
lold
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#19
erixx
Thanks all for the Mercedes clarifications (not that I did not know hehehe, My mom is german, btw.)

Still, if you take a second, and free yourself from nearly 1 century of Mercedes publicity, it is an odd name, just as lyrical as Flower Power ;).
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