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Super Flower Leadex Platinum 850W PSU Starts Shipping

Super Flower began shipping an 850W variant of its 80 Plus Platinum-brandishing Leadex Platinum series power supplies. Slotted between the 750W and 1000W variants, the 850W variant offers enough juice for triple graphics card setups using today's performance-segment graphics cards, or two high-end ones. Featuring fully-modular cabling, the PSU offers two 8-pin EPS connectors, from which one breaks up into 4+4 pins; besides the 20+4 pin ATX connector. There are a total of six 6+2 pin PCI-Express power connectors on offer. Ten SATA power, seven Molex, and one Berg make for the rest of its connectivity. Under the hood, the Leadex Platinum 850W features a single +12V rail design, with a single 70.8A rail. The unit supports low-power Core "Haswell" C-states. Most common electrical and thermal protections are offered. It uses a 140 mm temperature-controlled fan to keep cool. Backed by a 5-year warranty, the Leadex Platinum 850W from Super Flower is expected to go for around US $220.

EVGA SuperNova 1000 G2 Hits Retail

Announced a little over a month ago, the SuperNova 1000 G2 is the latest addition to EVGA's SuperNova power supply series and is now available for purchase. Major European and North American retailers have listed the unit during the last few days, with prices falling inline with segment norm, around €/$ 180. The SuperNova 1000 G2 is the second high output unit of the series, after the SuperNova NEX1500 Classified, which received mixed reviews and failed to generate the desired traction for EVGA's recent PSU venture, partially because of its price (being the most expensive consumer PSU on the market at launch) and partially because of its lackluster performance for a halo product.

The SuperNova 1000 G2 is based on a leading platform from renowned OEM/ODM, Super Flower, a first for EVGA which previously collaborated with Etasis Electronics (for the SuperNova NEX 1500 Classified) and FSP (for the rest of its SuperNova lineup). While Super Flower's aformentioned platform, dubbed Leadex, is itself new, we did get to see it put through its paces by OklahomaWolf at jonnyGURU.com, where it performed exceptionally well, legitimizing expectations of similar feats from EVGA's own version of it. The SuperNova 1000 G2 also boasts superb connectivity, offering functionality superior to most competing products, and not least, a 10 year warranty period, something no other power supply offers, except for EVGA's own SuperNova NEX1500 Classified.

Super Flower Shows Off First 80 Plus Titanium PSU

Thought 80 Plus Platinum was the pinnacle of PSU efficiency? Think again. 80 Plus Titanium is where it's at. Applicable only in regions with 220~230VAC domestic power, 80 Plus Titanium requires a PSU to offer at least 94 percent efficiency at 20 percent load, at least 96 percent efficiency at 50 percent load, and at least 91 percent efficiency at 100 percent load. Currently, just 8 PSUs went under 80 Plus certification, because only server-grade PSUs could earn it. Super Flower unveiled what is perhaps the first consumer PSU to do it, which it's yet to name. The PSU is 80 Plus Titanium certified under 220~230VAC, and at least 80 Plus Platinum certified under 100~120VAC.

Several of Super Flower's new 80 Plus Platinum-certified PSUs are scraping 80 Plus Titanium efficiency levels, although they're not quite there. These units feature an 80 Plus Platinum badge with a ">92% at 50% load" marking, denoting efficiency levels that get very close to 80 Plus Titanium. In any case, those are some excellent efficiency numbers being offered. A star-attraction at Super Flower's booth is the Leadex Platinum 1000W, a fully-modular PSU that is advertised to offer over 94% efficiency at 50 percent load.

Super Flower Unveils 530W Overclock Version PSU

PSU specialist Super Flower unveiled the "Ice Butterfly" 530W Overclock Version. The 80 Plus Platinum-compliant PSU features active PFC with LLC half-bridge, synchronous rectifiers, DC-DC switching, dual-forward switching, Japanese-made capacitors, and German-made MOSFETs. The PSU features fixed cabling, with sufficient cabling for single graphics card high-end builds (we imagine no more than two 6+2 pin PCIe connectors). The unit is cooled by a 140 mm temperature-controlled fan. It is backed by a 5-year warranty. Pricing and availability details are awaited.

Source: Expreview

Super Flower Unveils its Fanless 80 Plus Platinum PSU

Super Flower unveiled its first 80 Plus Platinum-compliant fanless (silent) PSU. The SF-500P14FG 500W PSU features modular cabling, with enough connectors for a dual-GPU gaming PC. The SF-500P14FG features active PFC, LLC half-bridge resonant circuitry, synchronous rectifiers, DC-to-DC switching, and a single +12V rail design. The fan makes way for a chunky metal heatsink with vents. The heatsink directly draws heat from hot components such as FETs and rectifying bridge. Available with 5-year or lifetime warranty options, the SF-500P14FG will be introduced in the Chinese market, starting at 799 RMB (US $127).

Source: Expreview

Super Flower Readies 650W Modular PSU with Avionics-Grade Contacts, 90% Efficiency

Super Flower launched its second high-performance 650W (continuous, peak output is 750W) modular PSU after the SF-650P14PE, the SF-650P14XE. The new model packs a ton of new features such as PFC + LLC, half-bridge resonant topology, DC-to-DC output, and synchronous rectification. Although it qualifies for 80 Plus Gold, its makers claim efficiency levels as high as 90%.

The SF-650P14XE incorporates Japanese capacitors, Infineon-made MOSFETs, and double vertical transformers. The unit is cooled by a 140 mm Yate Loon-made fan, which is LED-lit (red or blue). Another striking feature is its so-called avionics-grade modular cabling couplings, which ensure good contact. Similar solutions have been implemented previously, on some ABS-Tagan PSUs.

Super Flower Unveils 500W Modular PSU

To add choice in the mainstream segment, Super Flower is working on a new 500W modular PSU, with a manufacturer-rated efficiency of 85%. The SF-500K14XP, pictured below, is very similar to the SF-550K14XP, which was unveiled in April. The new model features LLC resonant half-bridge rectifiers, with a conversion efficiency that, according to Super Flower, is comparable to 80 Plus Bronze requirements. The unit has sufficient modular cabling to power a single graphics card gaming PC. Pricing information is awaited.

Source: Expreview

Super Flower Intros New 550W Modular PSU

Super Flower introduced a new 550W modular PSU for mid-range gaming PCs, the SF-550K14XP. Capable of 550W output with over 85% efficiency at 50% load, the SF-550K14XP features active PFC with LLC resonant half-bridge rectifier. It incorporates a single 12V rail design, with a single 45.5A rail. It is EPS 2.91 specifications compliant, and features various protection mechanisms such as OVP (over-voltage), OPP (over-power), and SCP (short-circuit). Key connectors such as 24-pin ATX, 4+4 pin ATX/EPS, and one 6+2 pin PCIe are fixed; while an additional 6+2 pin PCIe, SATA+SATA+Molex, 4x Molex, and 4x SATA cables are modular. The unit is cooled by a blue LED-lit 120 mm fan. Pricing information is awaited.

Source: Expreview

Super Flower Unveils GX550 Modular 80 Plus Gold PSU

Super Flower unveiled the GX550 (model: SF-550P14XE), a 550W modular PSU for gaming PCs. The PSU packs a semi-modular cabling design, with key cables such as 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors being fixed, with other connectors being modular. The modular ones feature flat cabling, which has its advantages with cable-management. The GX550 features a single 12V rail design, the single 12V rail can deliver 45.5A of current. It packs active PFC, and a patented LLC resonant converter design. The unit appears to be cooled by an illuminated 130 mm fan. Super Flower did not give out pricing information, though Expreview notes it will have a good price given its feature-set.

Source: Expreview

Super Flower Unveils New Value 430W 80Plus Gold PSU

Super Flower launched its new value 430W PSU that's 80Plus Gold-certified, at an introductory price of 369 RMB (US $58.5). Rated at 430W, the PSU features active-PFC, and can handle up to 10% overload while maintaining over 89% efficiency. It is non-modular, and features Japanese-made capacitors and MOSFETs. It is cooled by a 120 mm fan. Its connector loadout is not revealed yet, though with its NVIDIA SLI certification, one can assume it has at least two PCIe power connectors.

Source: Expreview
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