OCZ EvoStream 600w Modular PSU
Published: 30th October 2006 | Source: OCZ | Price: |
The following information has been taken directly from OCZ's website:
"Ideal for the performance-minded and high-power user, the EvoStream combines leading-edge technology with a classic, sleek look that system builders and LAN gamers are fond of.
To optimize airflow and elimination of cable mazes, the EvoStream power supply is equipped with EZMod technology to allow complete customization of your power system by utilizing only the cables you require.
Next generation CPUs and high performance graphics cards are essential to modern gamers and enthusiasts; the rock solid EvoStream is built to provide sufficient output to power dual GPU and CPU platforms, complete with two PCI-Express cables and a 4/8 CPU auxiliary connector. With a sustained output of 600W and four +12V rails to provide uniform distribution of power, the EvoStream is well-suited for and driving today's higher end systems."
• 600W Configuration
• Multi-GPU Ready
• Internal 80mm fan
• 3 year warranty backed by OCZ’s exclusive PowerSwap™ replacement program.
• ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V
• OCZ ConnectAll™ universal connectors:
° 1 x 20+4Pin ATX
° 1 x 4-pin/8-pin CPU
° 2 x PCI-E
° 2 x 4-pin peripheral (1+1 4-pin Conn.)
° 1 x 4-pin peripheral & 4-pin floppy
° 1 x 4-pin peripheral
° 2 x S-ATA (1+1 SATA)
• High efficiency 75% @ Full load
• Overvoltage/Overcurrent/Short-Circuit protection
• Active PFC
• Rail layout (Max ratings):
° +12V1(15A), +12V2(15A), +12V3(15A), +12V4(15A)
We can see from above that the EvoStream has 4x +12v rails each rated at 15a peak. Peak values are only sustainable for a small amount of time, and I would imagine that the EvoStream is more likely to provide a constant output of around 12-13a per rail.
Some people see quoting peak ratings as a way of "cheating the figures", and for this reason I'd like to see OCZ quoting sustainable outputs alongside the maximum outputs.