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500w power supply with 600w peak?

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My 500w Rocketfish power supply says a 500w continuous and that it has a 600w peak. I googled this but nothing came up. What does it mean if it has a "peak"?
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It means that it claims that it can continually deliver 500W (which I doubt because it's a Rocketfish PSU) while having an absolute maximum peak of 600W. However, the last I heard, "peak" can mean that it can only deliver that power for a very brief moment.
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