SilverStone Release New Redundant PSUs in the Gemini Series

One of the most critical components of your system is the power supply. When that fails, nothing runs and that is where redundant power supplies come into play. The second one will kick in if the first should fail or the other way around. SilverStone built upon the previous Gemini models and created the new GM400-S, GM500G, and GM600-G redundant power supplies in a convenient PS2 frame.

As the name suggests, the new Gemini units come with two times 400W, 500W, and 600W load capacity. The 400W model only has an 80 Plus Silver certification where the 500W and 600W models come with an 80 Plus Gold certification. By combining industrial grade components, higher efficiency design, and the inclusion of PMBus 1.2, these power supplies should provide a stable and secure 24/7 solution that will fit in about any chassis.

The units are designed to be hot-swappable and come with convenient pull-out handle bars. The entire range is using an Active PFC, but they won’t come as cheap as a normal power supply. That is pretty much a given, considering that you actually get two when purchasing one. The GM400-S 400W PSU comes with an MSRP of $549.45 price tag, the GM500-G with a $593.45 price tag, and the GM600-G with a $636.79 price tag, all without VAT. That is a hefty price, but it is worth it when needed and considering what you get.

ENERMAX Released MAXPRO PSU Series

Enermax has a lot of experience in the cooling and power supply market, and the newest MAXPRO series looks to be another stable power supply, designed to last for a long time. The new series will come with 400, 500, 600, and 700 watts to cover most users needs. Due to an adequate number of 8-pin PCI-Express connectors and a massive 12V rail, the MAXPRO ensures a stable power supply of performance-capable gaming PCs. The PSU measures just 14cm in depth, so it’ll also fit into small form factor cases.

Enermax didn’t just want a stable and efficient power supply, they also wanted ultra-quiet operation. Their engineers improved the fan control and also replaced the usual ball bearing fan with their own 12cm fan using Twister Bearings. With just 500 RPM, the new MAXPRO power supplies operate virtually silent at standard loads up to 50%. When peaking over 90% load, the MAXPRO’s fan exceeds 1,500 RPM but doesn’t generate mechanical side noises thanks to the Twister Bearing technology.

Efficiency and safety are two important aspects of a PSU. At a usual system load of 20 to 50%, the power supply achieves an average efficiency of 87% to comply with both EU’s eco-design regulations as well as the international 80 Plus certification. Enermax applied high-quality and performance-capable components which ensure a 24/7 non-stop operation at 40°C. In case of malfunctions or defects, the advanced SafeGuard protects the PSU and the system components against over-current, over-voltage, over-power, short circuit as well as sudden power surges (OCP, OVP, OPP, SCP & SIP) and the unit itself is covered by a 3-year manufacturer warranty.

The new Enermax MAXPRO series is available now apart from the 700W model, that one won’t be ready until the mid of April. The MSRPs are €49.90 for the 400W, €59.90 for 500W, €67.90 for 600W and €79.90 for the 700W model.

Thanks to ENERMAX for providing us with this information

FSP Reveal 400W Titanium Certified PSU

This FSP400-60AGTAA isn’t the first 80Plus Titanium certified power supply we’ve seen since the standard was introduced not long ago, but the FSP Group’s newest is the first to come with this certification at such a low wattage. FSP Group now brings true power efficiency to office and home computers.

Super Flower has received certifications for PSUs ranging from 600 to 1600 Watts, but none of these are on the market yet. So far, it is only Corsair that has a Titanium rated PSU on the market with the AX1500i PSU. Now PSP Group joins the two and becomes the next manufacturer to get the Titanium certification, but the first to get it for a 400W PSU.

According to the 80Plus certification, the PSU can perform at 90.02, 93.00, 94.18 and 92.73 percent efficiency (depending on load level) while being connected to an 110V outlet. This also means that it should perform at even better efficiency on a 230V outlet. It comes in a typical grey OEM design, is non-modular, and without cable-sleeves, which points towards a pure OEM product at first. But we can surely expect it to be launched as a new Aurum series as well.

Thanks to FSP for providing us with this information

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Huntkey Debuts Odd X-Power PSUs for Europe

Huntkey Enterprise Group has unveiled its new X-Power series of power supplies, a unit that somehow appears completely out-of-place in regards to most other PSUs on the market.

The X-Power400 is a 300 watt power supply with a peak rating up to 400 watts and with fixed cables. It supports both Intel and AMD CPUs and is built on a dual +12V rail system. Features include active power factor correction as well as OCP, OVP, OPP, and SCP protection. The units are 100% Burn-In and Hi-Pot tested and come with an MTBD of 100,000 hours. The PSU is kept cool by a 120mm fan without any further specifications.

The first thing that strikes me as odd is the use of the peak performance in the products name instead of the rated performance. The second thing is that it has an 85% efficiency rating and complies with EU regulations, but has no 80Plus certification.

I don’t think Huntkey will impress the ordinary user with this non-modular PSU. But if the price will be set right, they might get some system-builders on board.

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Xigmatek Reveal Maverick S Power Supplies

 

Xigmatek has just revealed their new Maverick S line of power supplies. The new PSUs are designed to be mid-range products, which offer great value for money. They’re also unique in the sense that they come in the PS3 form factor. PS3 has the same height and width as an ATX class PSU, so they still fit a standard chassis, but they’re not as long, meaning they’re great for compact chassis where space is limited.

The new PSUs measure in at just 150 x 85 x 123mm, with a 120mm PWM controlled fan. There is also a full ATX edition available should you need it. The Maverick are the full ATX, while the Maverick S are the PS3 form factor models.

All of the PSUs come with ATX, EPC and one set of PCIe connectors fixed, with all the other cables being modular. There are three models available; 400w, 500w and 600w. Each features a single +12V rail, active PFC and all the usual electrical protection systems. The Maverick series is 80 Plus Bronze, ATX 2.3 and EPS 2.92 certified, with support for Haswell C6 power states.

No details on price or availability just yet, but we expect them to be very competitive.

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