Lately, PC elements have typically develop into extra environment friendly and compact, permitting contractors to create ever smaller and extra interesting techniques. The demand for compact gaming PCs is especially excessive, since trendy techniques, regardless of greater preliminary prices, are extra highly effective than sport consoles and likewise provide quite a few different benefits.
Because of this demand for compact but highly effective PCs, general demand for high-performance SFX PSUs has additionally elevated in the marketplace, as top-notch graphics playing cards nonetheless have vital energy necessities. Though the number of hgih-end SFX PSUs is nowhere close to as in depth as conventional ATX PSUs, increasingly high-end, high-end SFX PSUs with superior options are being launched every year. And this increase was not simply the few firms. Even producers which have historically targeted solely on ATX energy provides at the moment are coming into the SFX market as effectively.
For immediately's overview, check out SeaSonic's newest superior SFX energy provide sequence, the Focus Gold SGX. The sequence consists of simply two items: a 450W mannequin and a 650W mannequin. The previous is right for techniques with medium graphics playing cards (or much less), whereas the latter can present the upper efficiency required to deal with top-tier maps and extra unique configurations. On this sense, SeaSonic exhibits our view of the Focus Gold SGX sequence by sending us the 650 W mannequin. Priced at $ 129, this PSU remains to be a high-end PSU for the SFX market, but it surely's fairly low cost in comparison with the opposite high-performance PSUs it competes with.
Efficiency information (nominal worth at 40 ° C *)
100 – 240 V AC, 50 – 60 Hz
There’s a catch on the working temperature of this mannequin. SeaSonic charges it as much as 50 ° C as operational, however its efficiency is lowered to 80% at temperatures above 40 ° C. Due to this fact, the Focus Gold SGX-650 is rated for its rated output at 40 ° C.
Packaging and bundles
The SeaSonic packaging is aesthetically easy, with nearly solely textual content overlaying the entrance of the field. There are some skinny strains that make up an summary form, however they appear to be a basic try to seize the eye of a store browser. Regardless of its quite simple look, the field is steady and the internal packaging is superb to make sure the security of the light-weight unit throughout transport.
Within the field we discovered a wealthy bundle, particularly for a SFX energy provide. Along with the usual energy twine and typical mounting screws, the corporate contains cable ties, three cable ties and an SFX to ATX adapter. The latter is especially helpful for customers who continuously improve or swap elements to verify their SFX PSU can be utilized even when they need to sacrifice SFX design and construct one thing else. SeaSonic even included a easy PSU jumper adapter that enables customers to check their PSUs with out having to attach a system.
The SeaSonic Focus Gold SGX-650 is a totally modular energy provide, so any cable, together with the 24-pin ATX cable, will be eliminated. All cables are ribbon-shaped and "flat" and comparatively brief in comparison with typical ATX merchandise. The shortened cables are the cheap alternative, contemplating that the PSU is more likely to be put in in a really compact system the place each millimeter counts. Nevertheless, the size is a possible situation for customers who need to use the PSU with an ordinary ATX enclosure. Every cable consists of black wires and black plugs.
SeaSonic Focus Gold SGX-650
ATX 24 pin
EPS four + four pin
EPS eight pin
PCI-E 6 + 2 pin
PCI-E eight pin