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XFX XTR Series 650 W Review

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XFX XTR-650 Features & Specs
Max. DC Output650W
Efficiency80 PLUS Gold
ModularYes (Fully)
Intel Haswell ReadyYes
Operating temperature0°C - 50°C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Over Current Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling135 mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (HA13525H12F-Z)
Semi-passive operationYes
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 170 mm (D)
Weight2.0 kg
ComplianceATX12V v2.4, EPS 2.92
Warranty5 years
Price at time of review (exc. VAT)$109.99

The unit's efficiency meets 80 Plus Gold requirements, so it will save you enough money on your electricity bills, and less energy will go to waste as compared to less efficient PSUs. The XTR-650 is also fully modular, Haswell ready, and can continuously put out a full load at up to 50°C, which should have the unit feel right at home inside a case operating at around 30°C-35°C ambient with normal airflow.

All protection features are available, which is as it should be with a good and modern PSU, and there is an FDB fan of high quality to cool the unit properly. The PSU's high efficiency allows it to operate passively at low loads, which minimizes noise output, but users can opt to engage the fan throughout by flipping a small switch in the rear. XFX provides a five year warranty, and the unit is appropriately priced for mid-capacity PSU with Gold efficiency.

XFX XTR-650 Power Specs
Max. Power20A20A54A2.5A0.3A
Total Max. Power650W

The minor rails are powerful enough, and the +12V rail can deliver up to 54 A, which is enough to easily feed two strong VGAs. The 5VSB rail is as strong as most other 5VSB rails in modern 650W PSUs, although it would be nice to have slightly more than 3 A on this rail. Yet even 2.5 A will be fine for most peripheral devices.

Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution

Modular Cables
ATX connector (610mm)20+4 pin
8 pin EPS12V (655mm)1
4+4 pin EPS12V (655mm)1
6+2 pin PCIe (555mm+100mm)4
SATA (415mm+110mm+110mm+110mm)4
SATA (510mm+110mm+110mm+110mm)4
4 pin Molex (410mm+100mm+100mm+100mm) / FDD (+100mm)4 / 1
4 pin Molex (310mm+120mm)2

The XTR-650 packs enough cables for its capacity. There are two EPS and four PCIe connectors, and all are available at the same time. Its cables are also long enough for even large cases, while the distance amongst connectors is good, with my only objection its five peripheral connectors (including the FDD connector), where the 10 cm these connectors have been spaced apart may cause problems if your peripheral devices are further apart from one another (which is usually is the case with such devices). All connectors use standard 18AWG gauges, which suit the unit's specifications best.

Since this PSU features a single +12V rail, we have nothing to comment on when it comes to its power distribution.
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