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Old 12-05-06, 07:32 AM
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OC3D Review: Silverstone Zeus 750w ST75ZF Quad Rail PSU

Want a beast on a budget? I think Silverstone may have exactly what you are looking for...

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Old 12-05-06, 07:53 AM
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Old 12-05-06, 08:09 AM
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Nice Jim. Looks like a real beast of a PSU
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Old 12-05-06, 08:26 AM
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Jesus - that is rated with twice as much power as my current PSU!

I'm liking the current idea of only needing to plug in the connections you want - leaves a nice tidy box (as the actress said to the bishop).
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Old 12-05-06, 08:28 AM
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Jesus - that is rated with twice as much power as my current PSU!

I'm liking the current idea of only needing to plug in the connections you want - leaves a nice tidy box (as the actress said to the bishop).
Yes, i'm a big fan of Modular too (my last 3 PSU's have been).

Coming up soon is a Silverstone Strider 600w Modular review - should be a nice bit of kit
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Old 12-05-06, 08:42 AM
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Very nice PSU, it looks very solid and with the performance to back it up. How good were those 12V rails? Awesome review again XMS
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Old 12-05-06, 08:45 AM
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It also worries me slightly that 18a might not even be enough to power the latest generation of ATI cards (x1900xtx) especially when used in crossfire mode as the current draw from these cards is quite unbelievable.
120.6w according to xbitlabs if yoi wanted to know specific numbers

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...ion2006_4.html

but all in all a good review but a way to pricy psu for my taste.
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Old 12-05-06, 09:04 AM
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120.6w according to xbitlabs if yoi wanted to know specific numbers

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...ion2006_4.html

but all in all a good review but a way to pricy psu for my taste.
So thats a good 10a for a single card (despite hearing some cards drawing more).

However, now that Silverstone have confirmed that they are re-arranging the PSU rails, this problem doesn't really apply.

Cheers for the linkage
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Old 12-05-06, 09:11 AM
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So thats a good 10a for a single card (despite hearing some cards drawing more).
this is the methode xbitlabs uses and sounds to me like it could be accurate.

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We utilize a special modified mainboard that has special shunts attached to PCI Express x16 power lanes as well as we attach the shunt into additional 12V power connectors that some of the graphics cards have.
but wouldnt surprise me at all if it differers between manufactures too, some like to raise the speed and/or use faster memories for example.

do you have any thoughts of starting to measure power consumption like this ?

at present time i have no reason to believe xbitlabs measurements are off, i looked at them before i bought my 7800gt and come to the conclusion my psu could manage the extra load and it has, flawless.
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Old 12-05-06, 09:24 AM
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Yes, different cards with different stock speeds and different cooling solutions will change the power draw slightly. For example some pre-overclocked cards use slightly higher voltages on memory/core to achieve the stability. Also on the x1800 series for example, different revisions of cards had either 5 or 6 phase power i believe.

As for OC3D measuring power consumption, this is not something we are planning on performing at present, but if there is a need for it then we'll certainly look into getting the equipment.

However, on the PSU side of things, we will very shortly be measuring: Power Consumption (for Efficiency), Noise and Heat. The key thing for us is making sure that all of these tests are performed under the same conditions, so results are comparable.
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