Everything you need to know about power supplies, including cables, connectors, efficiency, PFC, protections, form factors, ripple & noise, voltage stability, maximum power, virtual rails and much more.
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The Marseille mCable is a unique HDMI cable. While all HDMI cables transmit videos, the mCable adds the capability to improve the video quality. This is done by integrating a video chip into the cable itself. This built-in processor enhances and filters the video content before it reaches the television. This cable upscales from 480p … » Learn More about An HDMI Cable that Enhances the Picture
Everything you need to know about the 80 Plus certification, their methodology, and the different certification levels (Standard, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Titanium). Updated to include the 80 Plus Titanium certification.
Let’s take a look at this 850 W power supply from Sentey, which comes with the standard 80 Plus certification, but uses resonant configuration in its primary and DC-DC and synchronous designs in its secondary, features only found on high-efficiency power supplies.
The Newton R3 is the new 80 Plus Platinum power supply series from Fractal Design, featuring a modular cabling system and a single +12 V rail. Let’s see how the 800 W model fared on our tests.
Let’s take a look at this 600 W power supply with the 80 Plus Silver certification and a fully modular cabling system from SilverStone, the ST60F-PS.