Tagan 2-Force II TG700-U33 700w PSU
Published: 2nd August 2007 | Source: Tagan | Price: |
Designed to replace the now ageing Tagan U22 series, the TG700-U33 takes all the features of its predecessor including the infamous split/join +12v rail capability and adds support for the latest motherboard and graphics card connectors.
Having never reviewed a U22 unit on Overclock3D I can't comment on it's peformance compared to the U33. However when under a load of 646w on our testing equipment, the TG700-U33 proved to be very stable with most rails not fluctuating outside of their ideal voltages. In addition to this, the unit managed it's advertised efficiency of 80%, and even though this may not be as high as some PSU's from other manufacturers, it will certainly help keep the electricity bills down.
Expected to arrive with retailers in the next few weeks at a recommended price of under £100.00 (inc VAT), the TG700-U33 comes in at an extremely competitive price point. Once final figures are confirmed, we'll be sure to update the review, but for the moment I have no reservations in awarding the U33 "Value for money" status along with a score of 9 for price.
• Single 8-Pin PCI-E connector for the latest graphics cards.
• All cables professionally sleeved to the last connector.
• +3.3v and +5v rails very solid and did not dip below their ideal outputs.
• Dual 80mm fans managed to keep the unit cool.
• Meets advertised 80% efficiency, but many PSU's recently have been managing ~84%.
• +12v rail showed good stability, only dropping to 11.91v under 646w load.
• Could have featured dual 8-Pin PCI-E connectors for future expandability.
• We experienced some problems with arcing inside the power switch.
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