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TechPowerUp Deploys New PSU Testing Equipment

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    In pursuit of delivering the most comprehensive power supply reviews on the web, TechPowerUp upgraded its testing methodology with new cutting-edge testing equipment that meets industrial standards. Our PSU reviewer deployed eight new Chroma DC loads, which let us simulate the most precise load onto a PSU, testing its efficiency and other parameters. The new setup includes two Chroma 6314A mainframes, equipped with six 63123A loads (350 W each), one 63101A load (200 W) and one 63102A load (2 x 100 W). Our equipment allows us to load 12V rails with up to 2100 W loads, 5V with 200W, 5VSB and 3.3V with 100 W, each. We make our own software to the extant possible. Our PSU reviewer developed a new software that automates most of our crossload testing. Industry alternatives for this cost a bomb.

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    We invite you to a virtual tour of our PSU testing lab.

     
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    aka "w1zzard got some new toys"


    edit: LOGITECH Z5500 FTW
     
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    Sweet! Now we can expect even more in depth and accurate PSU tests and reviews!:toast:
     
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    can we expect reviews of PSUs released 1-2 years ago that are still relevant and topsellers today?
     
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  5. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure, write a PM to crmaris with your requests.
     
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    +1 to this. It would be nice to have a baseline, rather than waiting years for multiple comparisons. I'd suggest starting with 'great' stuff like corsair, seasonic, etc.


    Looking forward to reviews as detailed/reliable as places like jonnyguru.
     
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    Since you mentioned the speakers, I think that the sub could interfere with the equipment :confused:(magnetic field or whatever)
     
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    You mean they're cheap? Exploding PSUs are available for less than $20. :laugh:
     
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    not my setup. i don't do PSU reviews anymore.
     
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    you wish it was yours
     
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    You mean "crmaris got some new toys". :)
     
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    Very nice! Thanks for the "upgrade" :toast:
     
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    As if the PSU reviews were not as detailed enough :). That some serious hardware right there. Just made the psu review section even more noteworthy and bulletproof solid.

    Nice k90 on the side as well
     
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    THANKS TPU & crmaris
     
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    w1zz should open source teh new software, so that the tech world will bow to him :respect:
    btw would be nice to see a roundup of top psus from varius manufacturers
     
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    NICE:toast:
     
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    crmaris already have great reviews, these improvements will only make them better. :)
     
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    uoo yeah, this is our multi talent website
     
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    the software won't be of any use without the hardware equipment
     
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    I thought it did? Mine is sitting in the corner of the room...
     
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    Awesome setup!
     
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    That small bench PSU at the feet. It looks like china grade one. We've burned several devices with similar ones at my work, despite the low importance of it. A simple industrial stabilized supply with amp meter in the supply circuit is more reliable for custom designs.
    After few incidents and doing the math and paying for damages, we've decided to never invest in cheap instruments.

    I hope the testing software will include noise graphs, as there is digital oscilloscope present. Noise in the rails at various loads. Special torture program using short heavy load spikes at various 12V rails simulating quad GPU behavior during some benchmarks... (lets call it BDSM :D), yeah I already smell the smoke... :D
     
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    its most expensive job ever ...
     

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