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Review: Akasa vs FSP - 500W PSU shootout

by Josh Blodwell on 2 April 2007, 08:48

Tags: Akasa, FSP Group (TPE:3015)

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Introduction



Recently we've seen major advancements in processor and graphics technology. While these will allow us to run the next generation of games, or speed up video-editing, CAD and other intensive applications, they also can consume gobs of power.

Dual-core CPUs, powerful graphics cards, and fast SATA drives all take their toll on a system's power supply unit. High-end systems can now require 700W PSUs. Even midrange gaming systems can demand hefty power supplies, and are more than capable of putting a significant load on them.