The FSP Aurum series of power supplies may have been revealed back at the start of the year, but the company figured it was time for an update, one that features an advantage that the previous ones lacked.
The market for power supplies is one that has grown well beyond what it was in the first place, particularly because of the ever growing emphasis on energy efficiency.
In fact, the 80Plus rating system was created with the specific goal of classifying power supplies according to their efficiency, with ranks going from the simple 80Plus up, to 80Plus, Bronze, Silver, Gold and even Platinum.
There are just a few models that can brag about Platinum rating (FSP itself has
one such product), so Gold is seen, mostly, as the highest honor one can expect from a PSU.
That said, the new FSP Aurum fit the criteria for this rank, as implied by their actual name, although the three new units are even more advantageous that the original.
Basically, the newcomers have a modular design, which means that users will get to choose what cables to use, thus enabling better internal management and airflow.
Available outputs are 550 W, 650 W and 750 W, while the rugged Granite-Touch finish allows them to aesthetically stand out.
That said, their exact efficiency is of up to 90%, while an MIA (Multiple Intelligence Ability) processor maximizes protection and performance alike.
Additionally, they all have four 12V rails and active PFC (power factor corrections), plus 120mm FDB (fluid dynamic bearing) PWM fans and 105 °C Japanese-made capacitors (for extra endurance and stability).
Armed with a five-year warranty, the three Cable Management Series PSUs should come out sooner or later but, unfortunately, they have not yet been given prices
. Either way, owners of high-end systems, or those that want to make one, are bound to at least consider them.