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Just because they are gold, doesn't mean anything. They are ALL different when you look into specific details such as actual efficiency, voltage regulation, ripples etc.
This, all the gold refers to is efficiency, which does mean something but is completely pointless if the voltage regulation is terrible.

You want a PSU that does everything well, then look for the efficiency.
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post #42 of 43
All that gold means is it hits a number inside a fairly wide range - it doesn't actually tell you the real efficiency. It could just be inside the boundaries, or it could be about to leave them and be platinum (as with the AX1200). It is a bit of a gimmick really.
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post #43 of 43
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I think i remember reading that the X series is an Indi unit, i may be wrong though. I don't really see how they could improve the X series though.
That just implies what type of regulation it uses, Group regulation is much cheaper to build, but crossloading doesn't go all that well, and they tend to be lower wattage units. Independant Is in many ways the exact opposite.
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