Zippy Emacs PSL-6850P G1 850w PSU

Conclusion

Conclusion

With reports of new graphics cards consuming around 300w on the horizon, the Zippy Emacs PSL-6850P has chosen a good time to make its début into the market. When you consider that 300w equates to around 25 amps, there aren't many PSU's available that can deliver this kind of amperage on a single rail whilst also providing enough power for the rest of the devices in your system.

In my personal opinion, the single railed PSU is going to play a big part in powering future graphics cards (at least until PSU manufacturers re-work their current rail arrangements) and it's good to know that the PSL-6850P with its single +12v rail rated at 60a will be able to meet these demands.

In terms of performance, the PSL-6850P gave some good numbers. Managing to keep both the +3.3v and +5v rails under -0.04v fluctuation, with the +12v rail showing a little more fluctuation and dropping from 12.17v to 11.99v. However, considering this rail was stressed to its full capacity of 60a, you'd be naive not to expect a small dip in output voltage.

The PSL-6850P will soon be available from Specialtech. Prices are yet to be confirmed.


Pro's
• Single +12v rail makes unit a good choice for future GPU's.
• High efficiency at 85%.
• Plenty of connectors.
• Sexy looking metallic finish.
• Sleeved cables.
• Good voltage stability under heavy load.

Con's
• Noisy under full load.
• Packaging needs some work.
• Internals could be arranged better for optimal cooling.

Recommended

Thanks to Zippy Emacs for providing this unit for review.

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Most Recent Comments

14-11-2006, 13:35:56

JN
"After being blown away by Zippy Emacs' 600w single railed bad boy, it was time to bite the bullet and put the 850w model on our test bed. How did it perform? Read on to find out..."

Linky

14-11-2006, 14:05:41

FarFarAway
Mixed feelings with this one tbh. Unsure if I really like it or not :|

14-11-2006, 14:32:39

simon d
I was thinking about this PSU, but I will wait until the new ATI DX10 card come out first and quad cores. I was hoping for 4x PCI-E connectors.

14-11-2006, 14:46:02

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='simon d'
I was thinking about this PSU, but I will wait until the new ATI DX10 card come out first and quad cores. I was hoping for 4x PCI-E connectors.
On looking at Zippy's site today it does look like they have a version of this PSU with 4xPCIE actually. I'll find out what the deal is.

14-11-2006, 20:15:04

NickS

14-11-2006, 20:39:44

FragTek
Looks to be a good solid PSU despite it's minor placement/cooling flaws.

15-11-2006, 03:39:52

Raging
look at the phreakin size of it!! omgwtfbbq

loks like an alright psu

15-11-2006, 03:47:38

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='NickS'
I'm fairly impressed. 60a is a load of power!
Yeah definately. It did droop a little on the +12v rail, but it would be unfair to compare the results directly to some of the units that have quad +12v rails and i've only been able to stress up to 80%.
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