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Gigabyte is launching a new line of power supplies, the GreenMax series. It includes four models (450 W, 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W), all of them featuring 80 Plus Bronze certifications and...
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It's a stubby of an article so I cut it, not much else to read at the source.
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Meh. If they created a 80+ Platinum rated PSU then I'd consider it to be a "Green" PSU.
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I find that hardware secrets articles are very "basic" and don't expand or comment much
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meh 80+ bronze old news and no way near green
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Meh. If they created a 80+ Platinum rated PSU then I'd consider it to be a "Green" PSU.
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meh 80+ bronze old news and no way near green
You're both daft, these are budget PSUs. They are called green because most low end PSU's right now are only 80+ Standard certified.

80+ Platinum is going to be reserved for Enthusiast products.
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I find that hardware secrets articles are very "basic" and don't expand or comment much
Commentary is always left for the reviews
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and?? so what another budget 80+ bronze, meh nothing new

Define (low end) first of all we don't know the selling price to go ahead and asume this will be better or higher certified than many other psu's in the same price bracket
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You're both daft, these are budget PSUs. They are called green because most low end PSU's right now are only 80+ Standard certified.

80+ Platinum is going to be reserved for Enthusiast products.


Commentary is always left for the reviews
Daft? Hardly, I'm just tired of misleading marketing. This whole Green BS has got to stop. Either call it like it is or stop using the term "Green" when it's anything but that.

If it was truly "green" it would be VERY efficient and actually reduce energy usage. This is obviously not the case.

This is bad for consumers as when they think "green" they think energy saving. When this really doesn't save anyone energy or money.
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