Date: April 3rd, 2007
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: ULTRA
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PRODUCT PICTORAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Video card duties are handled by two PCIe connectors.
The EPS motherboard connector is Ultra's convertible affair. The 8 pin plug splits down the middle to make two 4-pin plugs. Unlike the larger 800 watter, though, there is no label to tell you which of the 4-pin plugs you should use to power your motherboard.
That rounds out our quick tour of the XPro 600, so let's get to testing!
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
Testing was done using the following components:
Chaintech 9CJS motherboard
Intel P4 2.8C @ 3.2 ghz
1gb Geil Ram (2x512)
Radeon X800GT video card
2x Maxtor 200gb HDDS
1x Maxtor 300gb HDD
Pioneer DVD burner
Testing was done running passes of Prime95 and SuperPI, as well as a loop of 3DMark 05 to stress the video card as well as the processor. I should note, here, that I don't have a super-expensive PSU tester, which can selectively load a PSU to maximum, but for our purposes, it is not really needed.
Starting voltages are shown above, which as you can see are well within spec. Throughout the course of testing, however, the readings stayed solid, with no measurable fluctuations. The XPro 600 is also nearly silent, almost inaudible over my case fans.
One difference to note here, is that the 600 watt unit only has two 12v rails, compared to its larger brother's four. While not a big deal, it's something to keep in mind when comparing PSUs.
All in all, though, a fine PSU, and a great performer.