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Just a little fun fact for the day, pretty surprised that the first platinum rated psu is a kingwin though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121080

I think this will be the year that all us guys with older psu's upgrade to not silver, not gold, but platinum psu's.
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550w psu that platnium. Is that good?
The only psu i know are Unknown prebuilt ones.
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Originally Posted by 5starGeneral Alphasnake View Post
550w psu that platnium. Is that good?
The only psu i know are Unknown prebuilt ones.
it refers to the level of efficiency in converting AC to DC power.
    
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SLI ready but its only 550w? Well, its a start.
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post #5 of 11
To get the platinum rating they may have to tinker with the actual labeled wattage. So it might be a 800W supply but can only do Platinum spec at 550W, so they can label it as a 550W Platinum supply.

Therefore it may (or may not) be able to do much more than its rated wattage and could therefore be used in high power SLI setups. However, you wouldn't get as high efficiency.

Just theory though.
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post #6 of 11
Needs mo full modularity

It's nice to see some 80+ Plats out
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLaw View Post
To get the platinum rating they may have to tinker with the actual labeled wattage. So it might be a 800W supply but can only do Platinum spec at 550W, so they can label it as a 550W Platinum supply.

Therefore it may (or may not) be able to do much more than its rated wattage and could therefore be used in high power SLI setups. However, you wouldn't get as high efficiency.

Just theory though.
Something like this, but it probably still is a heck of a PSU. Maybe I should put a 400W label on my PSU and brag about having a 80+ Plat PSU
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLaw View Post
To get the platinum rating they may have to tinker with the actual labeled wattage. So it might be a 800W supply but can only do Platinum spec at 550W, so they can label it as a 550W Platinum supply.

Therefore it may (or may not) be able to do much more than its rated wattage and could therefore be used in high power SLI setups. However, you wouldn't get as high efficiency.

Just theory though.
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Something like this, but it probably still is a heck of a PSU. Maybe I should put a 400W label on my PSU and brag about having a 80+ Plat PSU
Not quite true. They also have to be able to get good efficiency at 20% load, and a 1000W unit is unlikely to be very efficient with only a 100W load.

There's a lot more to it than just underrating a higher-rated PSU.
post #9 of 11
Is this the superflower power supply that phaedrus mentioned a while back?
post #10 of 11
Corsair will probably release their own line of 80 Plus Platinum PSU's soon if they see this.
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