The manufacturer Adata, known primarily for memory products, is expanding its PC power supply portfolio with two modular models with high performance.
With the fully modular XPG Core Reactor and the hard-wired XPG Pylon, Adata already offers two power supply series up to 850 watts, which are now being expanded with the XPG Cybercore series by two fully modular models with 1,000 and 1,300 watts. The ATX power supplies come in compact dimensions of 160 × 150 × 86 millimeters and are cooled by a Nidec XPG Vento Pro 120 PWM fan with double bearings and a curved design. It only starts up at around 30 percent load and is otherwise idle.
Both models also have an 80 Plus Platinum certification with up to 92 percent efficiency at 50 percent load and also meet Cybernetics ETA Platinum and Lambda Standard++ certifications, as well as Intel’s ATX 12V v2.52 ErP guidelines 2014 Lot3 and EPS 12V 2.92. Japanese capacitors, which are specified up to 105 degrees Celsius, work inside.
Protection circuits and unclear availability
Also on board are an interleaved PFC (Power Factor Correction) and a digital PMIC (Power Management IC) to improve power management and stability. There are also eight protection mechanisms, including against overvoltage, overload, short circuit, overcurrent, undervoltage, and overtemperature, as well as a ten-year guarantee on the power supplies.
The manufacturer’s press release does not yet mention general information on prices and availability, although the corresponding offer is said to be region-dependent. There is still no listing of the new Cybercore series, while the previous two power supply series range in price between 80 and 150 dollars , depending on the version .
In other news, Gigabyte does not have a good reputation in the community when it comes to power supplies due to the risk of fire. The manufacturer wants to change that with a new model with a long warranty and a PCI-E 5.0 power connector. Read about Gigabyte’s new UDM1000GM PG5 below.
Gigabyte seems to have learned from the mistakes of the past and confidently offers a ten-year guarantee on the new model with an expected service life of more than 100,000 hours. The relevant protective circuits over-voltage protection (OVP), overload protection (OPP), short-circuit protection (SCP), under-voltage protection (UVP), over-current protection (OCP) and over-heating protection (OTP) are present. On the connection side, the UDM1000GM PG5 offers the standard equipment apart from the new PCI-E Gen 5 power connector with one ATX 24-pin, two CPU 8-pin, four PCI-E 6+2 pin, eight SATA power connectors, and four Molex connectors in this class.