Legit Power Supply Reviews
Antec High Current Pro 1000W Platinum PSU Review
|Product:||Antec High Current Pro HCP-1000 Platinum|
|Date:||Thu, Oct 25, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Emmanouil Filladitakis -|
Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
We did expect very high efficiency from a power supply bearing the 80Plus Platinum efficiency certification; however, that does not make the efficiency of the HCP-1000 any less impressive. The HCP-1000 reaches up to 94.3% efficiency when loaded at 50% capacity and powered by a 230VAC source. Even when powered from a 110VAC power source, where the efficiency takes a hit of about 1%, the power supply maintains an efficiency of over 91% across most of the capacity range. It will take years for switching power supplies to become considerably better than that.
It is only natural for a power supply that efficient to generate very little heat. As such, the HCP-1000 runs very cool and quiet, with the maximum temperature delta being just over 7°C, a remarkable figure for a unit delivering a full kW of DC power at the time of the recording. Under typical usage, most users should never feel the body of the power supply getting hot at all.
Delta fans have a reputation for being notoriously strong (and loud) but the thermal control of the HCP-1000 works well enough, keeping the power supply silent up to 60% load. If the unit becomes heavily loaded however, the speed of the fan increases quickly, trying to keep the power supply as cool as possible. This behavior explains the outstanding thermal performance of the power supply, on the other hand however the HCP-1000 becomes very loud if loaded above 80% capacity.
Next Page - Ante HCP-1000W PSU Conclusion
Page 1 - Antec HCP-1000W Power Supply
Page 2 - Unboxing the HCP-1000
Page 3 - External Design of the HCP-1000
Page 4 - A look inside the HCP-1000
Page 5 - PSU Test Setup
Page 6 - Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - Ante HCP-1000W PSU Conclusion