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Antec Goes 80Plus Platinum With New Earthwatts

Postby duckula » December 1st, 2011, 4:55 pm

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Re: Antec Goes 80Plus Platinum With New Earthwatts

Postby duckula » December 1st, 2011, 4:57 pm

Probably based on the FSPxxx-80ETN platform. No idea about the topology, though.

http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80Plus ... =37&type=2
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Re: Antec Goes 80Plus Platinum With New Earthwatts

Postby shovenose » December 1st, 2011, 9:04 pm

FSP=tiny heatsinks.
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Re: Antec Goes 80Plus Platinum With New Earthwatts

Postby c_hegge » December 2nd, 2011, 1:49 am

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http://hardwareinsights.com/2011/11/ ... -review/3/
Maybe, maybe not.That one has alright heatsinks, although on an 80plus platinum, it doesn't really matter that much. When the efficiency is over 90%, there's not much heat to be dissipated.

It's odd that Antec is using FSP as the OEM for these. They've only used them for the basiq series in the past. The newer earthwatts are made by Delta.

In any case, though, I doubt if I'll be able to get my hands on one to review.
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Re: Antec Goes 80Plus Platinum With New Earthwatts

Postby duckula » December 27th, 2011, 3:10 pm

It's about time to unveil the mask. The EA platinum is merely a fine-tuned FSP Aurum. :s Unimpressive. I like the Japanese made caps on the secondary, though I dislike the CrapXon on the primary side.

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Re: Antec Goes 80Plus Platinum With New Earthwatts

Postby c_hegge » December 27th, 2011, 5:03 pm

The caps are stressed more on the secondary side, so it's more critical there, but yes, a Japanese PFC capacitor would be better.
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