65nm Brisbane "released"
review by AT: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2889
looks like similar performance but lower power consumption. Strange that "performance per watt" is now a standardized benchmark though. This only started when C2D was released I belive.
I think it came out when AMD started talking about performance per watt in their multi-way servers. Like anything server related, it took a while, but then trickled down to the desktop users.
It can only be a good thing.
It's getting a bit silly how large a PSU we need to run even a mid range system. Hopefully with this kind of benchmark in the engineers' minds we'll scale back a bit on power requirements / generated heat.
I'm probably picking up a 600W GameXstream today to make sure I've got enough to power a 1950 pro. (Would have gone for the 700w, but I'll never run Crossfire so the 600 should do the trick).
the 700w is on sale right now for 109 at ncix-- a steal
Yeah, but I wouldn't have it for christmas and they'd probably charge me $30 to ship it.... :)
That is a really good price though, they retail around here for $199.
I have the 600W and no complaints. It's a very solid unit. Honestly though, if I was buying a power supply today, I'd check out Silverstone's offerings...
If I had my choice (and money wasn't an object) I'd buy a PCpower & Cooling with a single fat (60a +) 12v line.... :)
That fortron I got is stable as hell might want to check them out if you are in the market for a new PSU.
A 1000w PCp&C?????
Holy cwap!!!!! That's probably enough to power 3 mid-range systems!!! :)
According to the Recommended PS list over at the DFI user forums the FSP epsilon 600/700 & the OCZ GameXstream 600/700 are virtually the same PS. (All 4 are highly recommended with the caveat that the OCZ 600 isn't recommended for ati 1900+ crossfire systems).
I would have prefered the FSP just for the natty blue colour, but my source here couldn't get it for me before christmas so I grabbed an OCZ 600 instead.
Just had a look at the 1000w PCp&C. 72a on the single 12v rail, & the 1000w rating is continuous with the peak being 1100.
All I can say about the price is that you do indeed get what you pay for. When they put out a PS you know that the quoted specs are not fudged to make them look better.
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