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New FSP Group PSU First to Score 80 Plus Platinum Certification

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  1. btarunr

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    FSP Group, a frontline consumer brand run by industrial and OEM power supply maker Fortron has become the first with a consumer ATX PSU that's 80 Plus Platinum certified. 80 Plus Platinum is a higher efficiency rating than the original three (Bronze, Silver, Gold) ratings. The FSP450-60PTM from FSP Group maintains an efficiency of 90.79% at 20% load, 93.13% at 50% load, and 91.89% at 100% load, crossing the 80 Plus Platinum certification requirements of ≥90% @ 20% load, ≥92% @ 50% load, and ≥89% @ 100% load. The FSP Group FSP450-60PTM is a 450W non-modular PSU.

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    WarEagleAU and 1c3d0g say thanks.
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    What a shame its only a 450w unit :confused:
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    Is that a "clip art" photo, or the actual unit ?
  4. Andy77 New Member

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    Well, higher rated PSU's are mainly two 400-600W psu bundled together, so no shame.
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    I have a 4 year old FSP Bluestorm II PSU in one of my builds and it's still going strong.
    Really pleased with FSP PSU quality.
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    FSP is pretty awesome in the PSU market. Not flashy or decorative as some others though. Hopefully this will kick start enermax, corsair, and what not to go platinum. I'd like to see a 700W.
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    Thats a maybe, though this is still only 1 450w PSU not 2 bundled together...
  8. TheLostSwede

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    Right, so this is going to cost $200 and it'll take you 10 years to save up the difference on your electricity bill compared to a regular 450W 80 Plus bronze PSU...

    The only reason for something like this to be made is say for office use where you have several hundreds of identical machines that are on 24/7, as then you'd save some serious coin on the electricity bill.
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    Corsair owned, i have to wait for PX1200 then :roll:
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    It would be awesome if PSU units would ever reach 98-99% efficiency. It's a dream, yes, but thinking about it, it would be great. Far less heat, less "overhead", just pure power.
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    Why do they call it "80 Plus" when the efficiency is greater than 90%? Why not call it "90 Plus" and then use the bronze, silver and gold ratings for better clarification ?:rolleyes:
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    93% efficiency? that thing is probably way underspec... it should be able to supply even more power
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    And that's at 115V, with 230v you usually get 2% more; 95% efficient at 50% load, now that's impressive.
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    Because the Platinum specification, as it is stated, requires an 89% or greater efficiency at 100% load. Would be different if it was 90.
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    The vast majority of computers out there do not need more than 450w of solid PSU.
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    $200? I doubt it. That's the price range for quality kilowatt units...
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Are you speculating or do you have a source for that price? I would be surprised to see it retail for over half that.

    80 Plus Bronze 430-450w PSUs retail for ~$65. Even if it were $135 more expensive, it wouldn't take ten years for the FSP450-60PTM to pay for itself, if used in a system appropriate for it. Consider an always-on system which draws 250w average, in an area with a moderate 10¢/kWH electricity cost. At 250w output, a 450w PSU would be ~85% efficient for Bronze certification, ~92% for Platinum. It would take under 7 years to pay for itself. In the above scenario, but at 400w output (~82% and ~89% efficiency for Bronze and Platinum, respectively), it would take ~4 years.

    If this PSU cost $100, then in the above scenario, at 250w output it'd pay for itself in under 2 years, and at 400w it'd pay for itself in ~1 year over a Bronze model.

    Also be aware that, all else being equal, higher efficiency means less heat and less noise (less heat allows for a quieter fan). The value of that will vary from person to person.

    80 Plus at Wikipedia
    FSP450-60PTM 80 Plus Verification and Testing Report (PDF)

    BTW, an Antec rep says models based on this unit won't be available for over a year.
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    FSPs are about the cheapest 'good make' PSUs over here. I've got a 700w one and I've had it for quite a few years now. No problems so far. My current system is probably making quite good use of it. :D Nice and quiet too. :toast:

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