Revision 15.0a
Last Update: 30 Oct 2021

Legend :
Green – small form-factor (gold and blue colors are disregarded due to scarcity of SFX PSUs)
Gold – best units in the tier (includes requirements for blue color in tier A)
Blue – quiet operation under moderate load (see details in the spreadsheet)
Hyphen / Dash – Series / lineups separator
Slash – Models (inside one series) separator
Parenthesis / Round brackets – Model variations (which belong to the same position)
Square brackets – Additional description (wattage range, part of SKU code, label / casing color, release year)
Numbers in red colored square brackets – footnotes, see descriptions at the end of respective tiers
Low priority subtiers – Lack of info (no reviews) or minor issues (see the corresponding tab in the spreadsheet). Not recommended for purchase over any normal priority units.
Multi-rail units – Not necessarily better than single-rail units but provide an extra layer of protection by having 12V OCP set lower than total capacity, which is especially relevant for very high capacity units (=>1kW). Pay attention to rails configuration when using with high power draw components to avoid shutdowns.

See spreadsheet for changelog, methodology, detailed description of colors, review sources, notes on grayed-out units including issues like GPU incompatibility or quality and performance issues, and other additional info.

Check spreadsheet changelog tab for pending revision or ‘Units index’ tab if you can’t find some model here.

Tier A • High-end

( multi/single-rail switchable )
  • be quiet! | Dark Power 12 [non-Pro] – Dark Power Pro 11 / Pro 12
  • Cooler Master | V Platinum 2019 [MPZ]
  • Corsair | AX-i 1600W [9]RM-iHX-i [5]HX Platinum [5]
  • NZXT / Enjie | E-series
( multi-rail )
  • Antec | High Current Pro [HCP] Platinum
  • be quiet! | Straight Power 11 Gold =>750W / Platinum <=750W
  • Bitfenix | Formula Gold =>650W – Whisper M =>650W
  • Enermax | Revolution D.F
  • MSI | MPG A-GF
( single-rail )
  • ADATA / XPG | Core Reactor
  • Antec | Earthwatts [EA] Gold Pro [7y warranty] [4][7] / Gold Pro WhiteHigh Current Gamer [HCG] Gold [7] / Extreme [7]Signature Platinum / Titanium
  • ASUS | ROG Strix / Thor
  • Chieftec / Chieftronic | Powerplay Gold / Platinum
  • Cooler Master | V Gold V2 [not MWE] (Black [MPY-AFBAG] / White [MPY-AGBAG])V SFX Gold
  • Corsair | AX Titanium [8] 1000W – CS [fully modular] – RM-x 2015 (Black/White) / 2018 (Black/White) / 2021 [triangular grille]RM 2019 [black label] / 2021 (Black/White) [triangular grille]SF Gold / Platinum [2] – TX-m Gold 2017 [circular grille] / 2021 [triangular grille]
  • Cougar | GX-F (Aurum) – LLC
  • EVGA | Supernova G6
  • Fractal Design | ION Gold / SFX GoldION+ Platinum
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Hydro G Pro / PT / PTM / PTM Pro =>850W
  • Kolink / Casecom | Continuum C-PL 1500w [v1, C-PL]
  • NZXT / Enjie | C-series Gold
  • Phanteks | AMP – Revolt Pro [7]Revolt X
  • Riotoro | Enigma G2 [7]
  • Seasonic / Haiyun | Focus [7] GX [Gold FM] / GM [Gold SM] / PX [Platinum] / SGXPrime [8] GX [Gold] (<=750W / =>1000W) / PX [Platinum] (<=750W / =>1000W) / Fanless PX / TX [Titanium] =>1000W / PRIME Snow Silent Gold [550W] – Connect
  • Silverstone | Decathlon Gold DA-G 1650W – Nightjar SXL / ATX Platinum
  • Super Flower / Zhenhua | Leadex Gold (SE) / Platinum (SE) <=1600W / Titanium / III Gold [HG] (pre/post 2020 y.) / III Gold (Pro) ARGB
  • Thermaltake | Toughpower GF1 (ARGB) / GF2 ARGB – PF1 ARGB / TF1 – Toughpower Grand RGB Gold Sync Ed. / RGB Platinum – Toughpower iRGB Plus (Gold/Platinum/Titanium) – Toughpower DPS G RGB Titanium <=1250W
( low priority units )
  • Abkoncore | CR Platinum
  • Andyson | PX – TX
  • Aerocool | Project 7 / P7
  • be quiet! | Straight Power 11 Gold <=650W / Platinum =>850W
  • Bitfenix | Formula Gold <=550W [1] – Whisper M <=550W [1]
  • Cooler Master | V Gold 2018 [MPY-AFAAGV] =>750W
  • Corsair | AX-i <=1500W [10] / AX Titanium 850W [1][8]
  • Fractal Design | ION+ 2 Platinum
  • Enermax | MaxTytan – Platimax D.F <=600w [3] – Platimax [non-D.F] (1200/1350W)
  • EVGA | Supernova G2(L) [10] / G3 [6][10] / P2 [10] / P6 / T2 [10]
  • Gamdias | Cyclops X1
  • Great Wall / Hunters | E Gold (Frozen) – Titan TF Platinum
  • In Win | P – Premium Basic / PB
  • LC Power | LC Platinum 1200
  • Lian Li | SP 750
  • NZXT / Enjie | S-series [H1 case PSU / NP-S-M]
  • Raidmax | Monster RX-AT
  • Rosewill | Photon 1350W
  • Seasonic / Haiyun | Prime [1][8] GX [Gold] 850W / PX [Platinum] 850W / TX [Titanium] <=850W / Fanless TX / Snow Silent (Platinum [650W] / Titanium [750W]) / Airtouch
  • Sharkoon | Silentstorm Cool Zero
  • Silverstone | Nightjar ATX Titanium [1][8]
  • Super Flower | Leadex V (Pro) Gold / (Pro) Platinum
  • Thermaltake | Toughpower Grand RGB Gold
  • Zalman | Acrux Platinum [1]

[1] Units experiencing tripping issues with high transient power draw GPUs like AMD Vega, 6900 XT and nVidia RTX3080 / 3080 Ti / 3090.
[2] Corsair SF units with LOT codes from 194448* through 201148* have potential problems, Corsair conducts a voluntary replacement, source.
[3] Units that don’t reach full rated capacity under full rated input voltage range.
[4] Antec EA Pro Gold has versions for Chinese market made by FSP on competely different, worse, group-regulated platform (tier D). Source #1, #2.
[5] Corsair HX1200 and HX1200i units with LOT codes in range between 2030* and 2041* may exhibit motherboard compatibility issues, entitled for advanced RMA, source.
[6] Early EVGA G3 revisions had issues with improperly set protections. Sources : #1, #2, #3. It’s assumed that at some point this was fixed but shortly after EVGA cut ties with the OEM – Super Flower so it’s not clear what’s the ratio of fixed to non-fixed revision units on the market. Buy at your discretion.
[7] Older Seasonic Focus revisions (Focus Gold, Focus Plus Gold, Focus Plus Platinum; made before 2018) had transient sensitivity issues. Some new SKUs are not affected because they were released later (Seasonic Focus GM/GX/PX refreshes, Phanteks AMP, NZXT C/E etc.). Although situation with Ampere GPUs is unclear it’s assumed that there are no widespread issues.
[8] Seasonic PRIME based units experience shutdowns with RTX3080/3090 (and possibly RX6900 XT) GPUs, especially ones with unlocked power limit like FE, EVGA FTW3 and ASUS Strix. It is recommended, if going with such units, to overprovision wattage, 1kW for RTX3080 and 1.2kW for RTX3090, or power-limit the GPU, or performing a ‘dirty’ fix of disconnecting a pin of 12V V-sense wire from PSU-side connector of 24-pin motherboard cable (JonnyGURU). Lower wattage Prime Gold & Platinum SKUs are actually based on Focus platform and assumed to be not affected.
[9] There are regional versions of AX1600i with C14 socket instead of C20 and with no mention of sub 200V input voltage operation. They’re still identical to worldwide versions otherwise and such can be used under full 100-240V input voltage range but maximum operating wattage is limited by the lower current and temperature rating of C14 socket, it’s not recommended to use such units at higher than 1.3kW capacity in 120V mains or lower due to risk of melting the socket.
[10] Out of production, any listings you would encounter today would be either used, reburbished or at the very least being long in storage. Buy at your discretion.

Tier B • Mid-range

  • 1st Player | Steampunk Gold [SP]
  • Abkoncore | Tenergy Gold X50W
  • Antec | Neo Eco Gold [non-modular, yellow-label] [1]
  • be quiet! | Pure Power 11 (CM) =>400W [1] / 11 FMSFX-L Power
  • Chieftec | Polaris – Powerup GPX-FC <=650W [5]SFX-GD-C – Compact CSN-C
  • Cooler Master | MWE (Reactor) Gold non-modular [v1, MPY-ACAAG] / FM [v1, MPY-AFAAG] – MWE V2 Gold non-modular [MPE-ACAAG] / MWE V2 Gold FM [MPE-AFAAG] – V Gold 2018 [v1.5, MPY-AFAAGV] <=650W
  • Corsair | CX 2016 [gray label]CX-F RGBVengeance Silver
  • Cougar | GEX <=850W – GX-S 2017
  • Deepcool | DQ-M-V2L <=650W [5]
  • EVGA | Supernova B3 post 2019 y. / G+ / G5 / GD 2017 / GM / =>GQ 850W
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Aurum PT / Pro – Hydro G / X
  • Gigabyte | Aorus AP-GM
  • Great Wall / Hunters | Gaming GX
  • High Power | Astro GD-F V2 HPM – Super GD+
  • Kolink / Casecom | Continuum C-PL 850W [v1, C-PL] – Enclave G-FM
  • LC Power | GP4 V2.4
  • LDLC / Fox Spirit | US-G / GT-P
  • Lian Li | PE SFX-L
  • Micronics | Astro GD
  • Montech | Century ATX <=650W [5]
  • Phanteks | P-GF
  • Rosewill | Photon <=750W
  • Segotep / Colorful | GP-P <=700w – GP-T <=700w – ZP500P-SG
  • Sharkoon | Silentstorm SFX Gold
  • SilentiumPC | Supremo FM2
  • Silverstone | Decathlon Gold [DA-G] 550/650W [5] – Strider Gold S (V1/V2) / Titanium <=800W / Platinum PTS / Plus F-PS – SX-G 500/650/700W – SX-PT 700W – Essential Gold ET-G / ET-HG – SX-LG – SX-LTIVIVA Gold
  • Super Flower | V Gold (Pro) / V Platinum (Pro)
  • Thermaltake | Toughpower GF [no numbers] [5] <=650W / PF1 [non-ARGB]
  • Xigmatek | Hera Gold – XFP
( low priority units )
  • 1st Player | Armour [AR] – SFX Gold
  • ADATA / XPG | Core Shift 650W [5] – Cybercore
  • Antec | Neo Eco Gold green-label [non-‘Zen’] / Modular [NE-G-M] / Platinum
  • Aresgame | AGT
  • ASUS | TUF Bronze
  • Cooler Master | MWE V2 [2] White [MPE] Full-range Input / MWE V2 [2] Bronze [MPE] Full-range Input – G Gold – GX Gold – GX Bronze 2020 [MPX]
  • Cougar | Auric – GEX =>1050W
  • Deepcool | PM-D
  • Enermax | Platimax [non-D.F] [4] (<=1000W/=>1500W)
  • EVGA | Supernova B3 pre 2019 y. / GA [1]/ GT / P3 / P5
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Cannon – Dagger Pro – Hydro S / GSM Pro / PTM Pro <=750W
  • Great Wall / Hunters | G-series Gold – Titan TF Bronze
  • High Power | Astro GD-F v2 [HPJ] =>1050W / PT [HPV] 1200W – Performance GD [HP1-J-GD-F12S] – Super GD [non-plus]
  • Kolink / Casecom | Continuum V2 1000/1200W [C-PL-B]
  • In Win | Classic Basic CB – PF
  • LC Power | Super Silent Modular V2.31
  • Jetek | RM 850W
  • Maingear | Ignition
  • Micronics | Compact SFX-L PT
  • Montech | Century Mini
  • Seasonic / Haiyun | Core GC / GM / GX – B12 BC – G12 GC
  • Segotep / Colorful | KL Gold / Platinum
  • Silverstone | ET-MG – Revolution SFX – Strider Gold S [F-GS] v3 – SX-PT 750W
  • Super Flower | Leadex III (Super) Bronze PRO – Legion HX / GX Pro
  • Xigmatek | Minotaur – Hera Gold
  • Xilence | SQ
  • Zalman | Watttera [EBTII]

[1] Units experiencing tripping issues with high transient power draw GPUs like AMD Vega, 6900 XT and nVidia RTX3080 / 3080 Ti / 3090.
[2] Cooler Master MWE V2 White and Bronze units have high ripple issues on very low load also resulting in increased coil whine, fix pending.
[3] Units that don’t reach full rated capacity under full rated input voltage range.
[4] Out of production, any listings you would encounter today would either be used, reburbished or at the very least being long in storage. Buy at your discretion.
[5] High wattage (=>750W) CWT GPX based units have problems with failing burn-in test under sub 100VAC input, treat as 230V only (JonnyGURU).

Tier C • Low-end

  • Abkoncore | Tenergy Bronze
  • ADATA | XPG Pylon
  • Andyson | H6 / GX – BX
  • Antec | Earthwatts [EA] Gold EVO
  • be quiet! | System Power U9 =>400W / B9 =>400W
  • Bitfenix | Formula Bronze
  • Chieftec | Core BBS – PowerUp GPX-FC =>750W [2] – Proton BDF-S / BDF-C
  • Cooler Master | MWE V1 Bronze [MPX] =>600W – Masterwatt (TUF)
  • Corsair | CX-M 2017 [gray label] – CV 650/750W
  • Cougar | LX – CMD – CMX v3 – GX v3
  • Deepcool | DQ-ST
  • Enermax | Revobron
  • EVGA | Supernova B2 – GD 2019 -V* – GQ <=750W – BQ – B 700W
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Hydro GE / Pro
  • Gamdias | Astrape P1 – Kratos P1 [non-A]
  • Gigabyte | G750H – P650B
  • G.Skill | MB-G [2]
  • In Win | A1 Plus – Classic C
  • Kolink / Casecom | Continuum 1050/1200W [v1, C-PL]
  • Montech | Gamma (II) – Alpha (X)
  • MSI | MAG A-BN
  • Mistel | Vision MX Gold / Platinum
  • PC Power & Cooling | Silencer MK III =>750W / Platinum 1050/1200W [FPS-A5M00]
  • PC Cooler | GI-P
  • Powerspec | PS-GSM / PS-GFM – PSX-GFM
  • Rosewill | Arc 750W – Capstone -XXXM
  • Sharkoon | WPM Gold Zero – Silentstorm Icewind
  • SilentiumPC | Supremo [3] L2 / M2 – Vero L3 / M3
  • Silverstone | SFX-L SX-LPT 1000 – Strider Bronze ST-SF / Gold ST-SF-G
  • Thermaltake | Smart BM2 / DPS G Gold X50W / G / Gold X00W / Pro RGB / M =>750W / SP-P 750W – Toughpower DPS G RGB Gold / GX1 (RGB) / SFX [non-‘TT Premium Edition’]
  • Vinga | VPS Gold / Platinum
  • Xigmatek | Cerberus (III) S =>550W – Centauro
  • Zalman | GigaMax [GVII] – LX 700W – TX
    ( low priority units )
  • 1st Player | DK Premium
  • ADATA / XPG | Core Shift =>750W [2]
  • ADX / Curry | Power W Gold
  • Aerocool | Aero Bronze – KCAS M 850 / Plus / G(M)
  • Antec | Atom G [purple-label] – High Current Gamer [HCG] 2018 – Neo Eco Gold Zen
  • Apevia | Prestige
  • Aresgame | AGS – AGK
  • AZZA | PSAZ Gold
  • be quiet! | System Power 9 =>400W [5] / CM [5]
  • Chieftec | SteelPower
  • Cooler Master | MWE V2 [1] White [MPE] 230V Only / V2 [1] Bronze [MPE] 230V Only
  • Corsair | CX-m 2021 [triangular grille]
  • Cougar | BXM – VTE X2
  • Deepcool | DA-N 500/600W – DQ-M-V2L =>750W [2]
  • Enermax | Marblebron
  • EVGA | B5 – BA – BR – GD 2019 -B* – Supernova M1 1300W
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | HEXA 85+ – Hydro GD / GSM Lite PRO / MX / K Pro / (M) Pro Bronze – Hyper M85+ – HV Pro – MS 600W – Raider II – SFX Pro
  • Gamdias | Kratos P1A
  • Gigabyte | P-GM 1000W [7]
  • Great Wall / Hunters | Fire
  • High Power | Performance Pro
  • Hyte | Revolt 3 case PSU [iBuyPower SFXL-A700GD-IBP]
  • In Win | Compact / CS – F1
  • Jetek | RM 650/750W
  • Kolink / Casecom | Classic KL-v2 / Modular KL-M
  • Micronics | Astro G – Compact SFX GD – Classic II Bronze – Cyclone III – Performance II PV – Zero
  • Montech | Century ATX =>750W [2]
  • nFortec | Vanth [2]
  • NZXT | C-series Bronze
  • Powerspec | PS-BSM 750W
  • Raidmax | Cobra AE Gold =>850 / AE-B / AE-M – Hive S FM – Vortex Gold AE-V – Vampire GH
  • Rosewill | Glacier 850/1000W – Photon 850/1000/1200W – RBR-MS – Tachyon =>850W – Lepton – Valens
  • Seasonic / Haiyun | M12II (EVO) 650/750/850W [6] / S12II EVO
  • Segotep / Colorful | GF-SFX – GP-G [4]
  • Silverstone | Decathlon Gold DA-G 750/850W [2]Extreme SFX – SFX SX-B / SX-G 600W – VIVA Bronze
  • Thermaltake | Toughpower GF [no numbers] =>750W [2] / GX2 / SFX [‘TT Premium Edition’]
  • Xigmatek | Hydra M – Shogun G
  • Xilence | Performance A+ X30w [5] / A+ III X50W [5] / X [5]
  • Zalman | Wattgiga

[1] MWE V2 units have high ripple issues on very low load also resulting in increased coil whine, fix pending.
[2] High wattage (=>750W) CWT GPX based units have problems with failing burn-in test under sub 100VAC input, treat as 230V only (JonnyGURU).
[3] Units experiencing tripping issues with high transient power draw GPUs like AMD Vega and high-end Nvidia Ampere.
[4] Two versions of Segotep GP-G exist, older v1 version is non-LLC resonant and they’re very hard to extinguish externally, hence model tiering based on v1.
[5] Units with 230V only input voltage range
[6] Out of production, any listings you would encounter today would either be used, refurbished or at the very least being long in storage. Buy at your discretion.
[7] Early models\wattages of Gigabyte P-GM had massive QC issues, see footnote for tier F entry. 1000W SKU is more recent and assumed to be fixed from the start, although there are no reviews to confirm that so buy at your discretion.

Tier D • Only for iGPU builds

  • Corsair | CV <=550W – VS 2017 [gray-label] / 2020 [black-label]
  • Gigabyte | P450/550B

( low priority units )

  • be quiet! | Pure Power 11 <=350W – SFX Power / Power 2
  • Cooler Master | MWE V1 Bronze [MPW] / V1 White [MPX] <=550W
  • EVGA | BT
  • Silverstone | SFX-L SX-LPT 700

Tier E • Avoid

  • 1st Player | Black Sir [BS] – Black Widow – DK (non-modular / fully-modular) [non-‘Premium’] – FK – PRO
  • Abko / Suitmaster | Mighty
  • AZZA | PSAZ Bronze (ARGB)
  • Aerocool | Aero White – KCAS (M) Bronze (<=800W,1000W) – Strike-X <=600W
  • Antec | Ares AP – Atom / B [yellow label] – VP Plus / VP-P (Plus) – Cuprum Strike [CSK] – Earthwatts [EA] Gold Pro China-only [3/4y warranty] [3] – Neo Eco Classic NE-C (X50W/X20W) / Modular NE-M / NE-M v2 – NX
  • Apevia | Jupiter
  • Apexgaming | AI – AG – AN – AJ – AX – STG
  • Aresgame | AG / AGW – AGV
  • Bitfenix | BPA
  • Chieftec | Photon Bronze CTG-C-RGB – Task TPS-S – Force CPS-S – APB-8B – APS-C <=650W – APS-CB <=650W – APS-S – APS-SB – GPA-S8 – GPB-S – GPC-S – GPE-S – GPS-A8 – ELP-S – SFX-BS – PSF-B
  • Cooler Master | Elite [v2/3/4]
  • Cougar | A – CMX v1/v2 – STE – STX – VTC – VTE – VTX – XTC
  • Deepcool | DA / DA-M / DA-N 700W – DN
  • EVGA | B <=600W – BV – W2 / W2 / W3
  • Enermax | Cyberbron – MaxPro / MaxPro II
  • FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Hexa 80+ – HEXA+ (II) – Hyper / S / M / K – Hammer – Hydro / K – 60GHS / 60GHS(85) – 60HHN
  • Gamdias | Astrape E1 / M1 (Bronze/White) – Helios E1 White – Kratos E1 – M1 (White / Bronze)
  • Gamemax | All units [4]
  • Gigabyte | BH – “PB500” [not P550B] – PW
  • Great Wall / Hunters | Gaming G-series Bronze
  • In Win | A
  • Jetek | G – SWAT – J – M v2
  • Kolink / Casecom | Core – SFX
  • LC Power | GP3 Silver – Super Silent
  • LDLC / Fox Spirit | EC [1] – BG [1] – FP [1]
  • Montech | Beta
  • nFortec | Scutum / Scutum X / Scutum X SM
  • NOX | All units [4]
  • PC Power & Cooling | Silencer MK III <=600W
  • Powerspec | PS-BF – PS BGM <=650w
  • Raidmax | Thunder V2 RX-AP / RGB RX-AP-R – Cobra AC-B / AF-B – Vortex Bronze / White
  • Rosewill | Arc <=650W – Glacier <=700W – RD-Z – TFX Bronze – TFX Gold
  • Seasonic / Haiyun | S12II Bronze [1] / EVO [2] – S12III [2] – M12II (EVO) [1] 520/620W – ECO [1] SSP-ST / SS-BT / SS-ES / SS-ET
  • Sharkoon | Silentstorm SFX Bronze / SHP Bronze / SHP V2 – WPC Bronze
  • SilentiumPC | Elementum E2 – Vero L2 / M2 – Supremo M1 Platinum
  • Silverstone | Essential ET-ARGB – Strider Gold Evolution [ST-G] – Strider Essential ET-B / F-ES / F-ES230 / F-ESB / F-ESG – Strider Titanium =>1100W / Plus F-PB
  • Thermaltake | Smart SE / BM1 / BX1 (RGB) / DPS G Bronze X00W / M <=650W / SP-P (X30W/650W) – TR2 Bronze – Toughpower DPS G RGB Titanium 1500W
  • Xigmatek | Centauro S – Cerberus (III) S450 – Spectrum – X-Power I / II / III
  • Xilence | Gaming – Performance C / A
  • Zalman | GLX – GS – GT – GV – GVM <=700W – LE – LE II – LX – LXII – Megamax TXII
  • Any units not specifically mentioned in the list or spreadsheet until further information would be available
  • Any units without state safety certifications (only ‘CE’ on the label), or ’80 Plus’ \ Cybenetics efficiency certification, due to intent to save money and thus, dubious quality of components and design unless proven to the contrary by proper professional reviews

[1] Seasonic S12II Bronze and related units have or had UVP issues, source.
[2] Seasonic S12III, S12II EVO and A12 – OCP (on any rails) not claimed, nor present in supervisor IC. No reviews with protection tests to prove otherwise.
[3] Antec EA Pro Gold has versions for Chinese market made by FSP on completely different, worse, group-regulated platform (tier D). Source #1, #2.
[4] Review samples manipulation / design downgrade

Tier F • Replace immediately

  • Aerocool | Cylon – Lux RGB – VX (Plus) (RGB) – Integrator
  • Andyson | E5 / E5+
  • Antec | Atom V [teal label]
  • Armageddon | All units [5]
  • Cooler Master | Elite [v1] – Realpower – B2 – Masterwatt Lite
  • Corsair | VS 2012 [orange-label]
  • EVGA | GS [3] – N1 [4] / N2 – W1 [4]
  • Gigabyte | P-GM [non-Aorus] <=850W [1]
  • LEPA | MaxBron
  • NOX | Urano VX
  • Seasonic / Haiyun | A12 [2]
  • Thermaltake | Smart 80+ (RGB) – TR2 non-certified / 80+ White – Litepower (RGB)
  • Xigmatek | Z-Power
  • Any units made before 2010 or for ATX spec v2.2 or earlier due to the age of design and components
  • Any units without APFC or without PFC at all especially

[1] Very high DOA rate and underrated FETs that explode under high stress. Sources : #1, #2, #3, #4. There’s a claimed fix, and some units made after early 2021 seem to be good but it’s not clear to which extent the issue was fixed and past what manufacturing date non-fixed revision wouldn’t be encountered anymore.
[2] Downgraded 230V-only version of S12III platform.
[3] OCP either not present on any rails or faulty/unreliable. No reviews with protection tests to prove otherwise.
[4] Sources : EVGA W1, N1
[5] Source : Armageddon Voltron, other offerings are assumed to perform on the same level until proven otherwise

Changelog
revision 15.0a

Color changes :
- to gold :
bqt PP11FM
LDLC US-G, GT-P
HP Super GD+
- to white :
bqt PP11 non-mod/CM
Segotep GP-P, ZP-P-SG
SilentiumPC Supremo FM2

Moved :
- to normal priority :
SF Leadex V Gold, Plat
Chieftec Polaris =>850W
HP Super GD+
- to low priority :
High Power Performance GD
ASUS TUF Bronze

Revision 15.0

Methodology changes :
Move requirement for reviews with protection tests from tier A gold color to regular tier A normal priority
Add moderate crossloads and OCP, SCP protection tests requirement for normal priority tier D. In result all tier D units except Corsair VS,CV and Gigabyte P450/550B are moved down to low priority subtier.

Other changes :
Move outdated/obsolete units and rare/obscure units from the main tier list to spreadsheet's 'Units Index' tab
Remove mentions of OCZ
Add footnote for 230V-only units, move to low priority
Add footnote for C14 versions of AX1600i
Add tier F for total bombs
Remove gray color (again), either move such units to low priority or lower tiers or remove altogether
Move most group regulated units to tier E except those worth recommending over the rest

Fixes :
Remove tier A LP bqt DP12
Remove 'no 12V UVP' part from the S12III footnote
Aerocool Cyclon to Cylon
Change 'sub 90VAC' to 'sub 100VAC' in GPX footnote
Remove tier D EVGA G5

Move down from tier A due to the new requirement for detailed reviews :
- to B
SilentiumPC Supremo FM2
SS Strider Gold S 1500W
FSP Aurum PT / Pro, Hydro G, X
Xigmatek Hera Gold, XFP
Zalman Watttera
Phanteks P-GF
Corsair Vengeance Silver
- to B LP
SF Leadex V Gold
Maingear Ignition
FSP Hydro GSM Pro, PTM Pro
EVGA GT
Astro GD-F v2 [HPJ] =>1050W / PT [HPV] 1200W - Super GD

Renamed units :
Add '[ATX]' to Montech Century
SF Leadex III Bronze to Super Bronze Pro
NZXT C to C Gold
Add '2017' to Corsair TX-m
Remove 'P-W' from Gigabyte Aorus
Add '[non-modular]' to Antec NEG
Rename tier C LP "Antec Neo Eco Gold [NE] Gold M' to "Neo Eco Gold [NE] Gold Modular"
Add 'Bronze (ARGB)' to Tier D AZZA PSAZ
Add '[triangular grille]' to RM-x 2021
Zalman 'Wattera EBTII' to 'Watttera [EBTII]'
Add '[C-PL-B]' to Kolink Continuum V2
Add '[v1, C-PL]' to Kolink Continuum
Add '[FPS-A5M00]' to PC Power and Cooling Silencer Platinum
Add 'non-MWE' to V2 Gold
Add 'MPY' to CM MWE Gold v1, 'MPE' to CM MWE Gold v2

Added units :
- tier A single rail
SF Leadex Gold SE
TT TP TF1 {gold}
Corsair TX-m 2021
- tier A LP
EVGA P6
FD ION+ 2 Plat.
- tier B
SilverStone DA-G 550/650W
- tier B LP
SF Leadex V Plat. (Pro)
Montech Century Mini (SFX)
Deepcool PM-D
EVGA P3, P5
1st Player SFX Gold
FSP Cannon
High Power Super GD+
ADATA Cybercore
Jetek RM 850W
ADATA Core Shift 650W
- tier C
MSI MAG A-BN
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Platinum 1200W
- tier C LP
NZXT C Bronze
Silverstone Extreme SFX
Gamdias Kratos P1A
SilverStone DA-G 750W
AZZA PSAZ Gold
Mifcom Performance
Jetek RM 650/750W
Rosewill RBR-MS
EVGA M1
ADATA Core Shift =>750W, CWT GPX note
Segotep GF-SFX
Rosewill Hive S [fully-mod.] iBuyPower SFXL-A700GD-IBP (Hyte Revolt 3 case PSU)
nFortec Vanth - with a GPX footnote
Chieftec SteelPower
Cougar VTE X2
- tier D
Gigabyte P450/550B
- tier D LP :
Sharkoon Silentstorm SFX Bronze
Sharkoon SHP V2
Sharkoon SHP Bronze
Rosewill RD-Z
Jetek G, SWAT, J, M v2
nFortec Scutum, Scutum X, Scutum X SM
Gamdias Kratos M1 (Bronze / White)

Split units :
Split-off EVGA B <=600W to tier E Split-off EVGA BQ 500/600/700W to tier E Split-off Cougar GEX =>1050W to tier B LP
Split Segotep KL to KL Gold and KL Platinum, both tier B LP
FSP Hydro PTM Pro to <=750W (tier B LP), and =>850W (tier A normal priority)
Split-off <=750W Seasonic Prime PX, Prime Plus Platinum & Prime Ultra Gold to tier A normal prio. Split-off FSP Hydro PTM Pro =>850W to tier A normal priority

Moved units :
- to normal priority
Seasonic Prime Fanless PX
Silverstone Viva Gold
EVGA G6 {gold}
TT TP TF1
ASUS TUF Bronze
CM MWE Gold V2 FM <=850W
CM MWE Gold V2 non-modular
CM V Gold V2 Black/White
- to low priority
EVGA G2(L), P2, T2
Enermax Maxtytan
Seasonic Core
Silverstone Nightjar ATX Titanium
Raidmax Monster
FSP Raider II, HEXA 85+, Hyper M85+
be quiet SP9 / CM
Xilence A+ / III
ADX Power W Gold
Abkoncore CR Platinum
Andyson PX, TX
Enermax Platimax DF <=600W
Lian Li SP
Gamdias Cyclops X1
Great Wall E / Frozen
NZXT H1 / NP-S-M
- to multi/single-rail switchable
bqt DP12 (fix)
- tier B to A LP
Hunters Titan TF Plat
- tier B to C LP
Xilence Performance X
- tier B LP to C LP
EVGA B5
- tier C to A LP
TT TP Grand RGB Plat.
TT TP Grand RGB Gold Sync Ed.
- tier C LP to A
TT GF2 ARGB
- tier C LP to B LP
Antec Neo Eco Gold Modular [NE-GM] - tier C LP to D LP
Aresgame all units except for AGT
Deepcool DA-N 500/600W
- tier D to C LP
Apexgaming AG, AJ, STG
- tier D to F
Aerocool VX, VX Plus, Integrator
- to tier E
All Gamemax units

Changed color :
- gold to white
Chieftec Powerplay Gold, Platinum
- white to blue
NZXT C

Misc :
Add 'Haiyun' to Seasonic
Add 'Enjie' to NZXT
Add 'EVGA FTW3' to Seasonic Prime issues footnote
Add 'Casecom' to Kolink

  • See changelogs for pending and older revisions in the spreadsheet
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