Sapphire Pure 950w

Power supply units

Testing

Test Rig:

Processor

Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.66GHz

Motherboard

Asus P6T SE

Memory

OCZ Gold Triple Channel Platinum-10666 6GB (3 x 2GB)

Graphics Card

XFX 1GB Radeon 4870

Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB

Power Supply

OCZ ModXStream 600W

Enclosure

Open Air Testing

OS

Windows Vista 64-bit

Methodology

Testing power supplies is a bit of a mine field, as many sites – like our own – test rail voltages to measure stability and tightness to the ideal rail rating. For a multitude of reasons these are imperfect tests. That said, without several tens of thousands of pounds worth of equipment, it’s not possible to accurately measure PSU ratings.

With that in mind, we still use our multimeter rail test during idle and load states to give something; if at least a real world comparison between units. It’s not perfect, and we would ask our readers to not base your PSU purchase solely on this review, but hopefully we can give some measure of comparing units. If not, then at least you know these units are capable of running out test setup for a prolonged period of time; or not.

The software used to load the PC was Prime95 (Large FFTs), and the 3Dmark benchmark running at full tilt to load the GPU.

Results

Rail Stability

[Sapphire Pure 950w]

[Sapphire Pure 950w]

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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One Response to :
Sapphire Pure 950w

  1. ME says:

    If you’re wondering who made it, look no further than ENERMAX. They were specifically assigned the task of making PSUs for Sapphire. That’s why it’s a great unit, the rails are rock solid and the performance is good ..

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