One of the latest XFX power supplies is on our test bench today, bringing 550W of power as well as 80 Plus Gold efficiency to your system, making it a solid contender for most mid-to-high end gaming PC’s. Many people think they need 1000W plus from their PSU, but that simply isn’t the case, with most high-end single GPU systems rarely drawing more than 400-500W from the wall. Being a Seasonic manufactured unit, I’m expecting great things from the XFX XTR Series 550W PSU.
“Designed for serious gamers and DIY professionals, the XFX XTR Series 550W Full Modular 80 Plus Gold power supply delivers the clean and stable power required for demanding gaming rigs and workstations. A single strong 12V rail flexibly routes the maximum available power to the parts, enabling you to maximize power usage and making setup easy. It’s also been awarded the 80Plus Gold certification for its high power efficiency, and is also designed for NVIDIA SLI and AMD Crossfire multi-GPU systems, making it a perfect solution for hardcore gamers. Its modular design reduces cable clutter. And the large fan delivers silent cooling, so your computer and PSU can operate at peak performance.”
Equipped with a powerful single +12V rail configuration, modular cables, CrossFire/SLI compatibility, Haswell support and much more, this is certainly a capable unit for a wide range of systems. Of course, you’ll also find it comes equipped with all the latest safety features, as well as high-quality Japanese capacitors, which should allow for clean and stable power delivery.
As with many Seasonic manufactured units, this PSU also comes equipped with a Hybrid Fan, allowing you to switch between always on cooling and a semi-passive mode, perfect for those who desire maximum performance or silent operation.
- EasyRail Plus Technology allowing plenty of wattage headroom to handle your devices
- Hybrid Fan Control allowing the power supply to operate silenty until it reaches 20% load or 25C
- Ultra Quiet Fan Design
- Ultra Voltage Regulation Design
- Haswell Ready
- AMD Radeon CrossFire Ready
- NVIDIA GeForce SLI Ready
- Multiple PCI-E 6-Pin and 6+2Pin connectors
- True Wattage guarantee
- 80 Plus Gold certifying 90% power efficiency
- Extreme heat tested capacitors
The packaging is very nicely designed, with some stylish images on the box as well as a rundown of the major features, such as Haswell Ready, Japanese Caps, SLI/CrossFire and 80 Plus Gold efficiency.
Another important feature on the back, the True Wattage Guarantee, always a reassuring thing to see and something we’ll certainly hope to see in our test results.
In the box, you’ll find a durable power cable, some mounting screws and a user manual, nothing too fancy, but it’s everything you’re going to need.