Legit Power Supply Reviews
OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W Power Supply Review
|Date:||Thu, Jun 14, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Legit Staff|
Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
It is expected from an 80Plus Gold certified unit to deliver very high efficiency, therefore the 90%+ figures were not surprising. As a matter of fact, the Fatal1ty 1000W struggles to verify its certification which demanded an efficiency of 92%+ when the unit is powered by a 230V source; unfortunately, we were unable to replicate that result but the Fatal1ty fully meets the 80Plus Gold standard once it is powered by a 110V source.
The Fatal1ty 1000W unit does run very cool up to 50-55% load, particularly when bearing in mind the undersized heatsinks and the power output of the unit. If the unit is heavily loaded for long periods of time the operating temperatures will rise significantly but not unnaturally.
Noise levels are in line with the operating temperatures of the Fatal1ty 1000W unit, with the fan remaining virtually inaudible up to 50-55% load. Under heavy loads the fan will spin considerably faster in an effort to keep up with the growing heat generation; an obvious side effect of relying on a large, fast cooling fan combined with basic heatsinks for cooling a 1000W unit, no matter how efficient it may be.
Next Page - Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Page 1 - The OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W PSU
Page 2 - Unboxing the power supply
Page 3 - External Design
Page 4 - A look inside
Page 5 - Test Setup
Page 6 - Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - Final Thoughts & Conclusion