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    Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    This enthusiast PSU uses Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors for compact efficiency.
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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    Ok... so now that 3way or 4way SLI is not a thing anymore, who would need all that W power? miners?

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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    Its price is the most bigly too.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    Quote Originally Posted by LDS View Post
    Ok... so now that 3way or 4way SLI is not a thing anymore, who would need all that W power? miners?
    People who use the gpu's for more than gaming, ie someone like me who could use the gpu's for 3D rendering for example...not that I'd take that approach because it would be quite expensive.

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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    Noone really needs a PSU with that many Watt. Also, what people often forget is that high wattage PSU are absolutely terrible at low wattages. Terrible as in terribly inefficient, considering most PCs idle away most of the time.

    But of course, this is just a halo product for the MOAR POWAH crowd.

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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    To be fair if a PSU is 80Plus Titanium certified it's 90%+ efficient minimum across the board.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    It is more expensive than the latest m-itx build I have done...
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    Is Jonny Guru's choice still the EVGA Supernova though?

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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    1600W and you give us just 5 SATA power connectors? Come on! You'd use up 2 of those even just lighting the AiO reviewed yesterday and the silly fan hub on Corsair cases!

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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    Ha! £400 for a CORSAIR PSU? Bit early for April fools isn't it?

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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Noone really needs a PSU with that many Watt. Also, what people often forget is that high wattage PSU are absolutely terrible at low wattages. Terrible as in terribly inefficient, considering most PCs idle away most of the time.

    But of course, this is just a halo product for the MOAR POWAH crowd.

    If you look at the efficiency chart in the article, the efficiency only changes around 2 percent over 0-100% load. Furthermore, I could see someone who wants a completely silent setup getting this for their system if it's using <640W of power as seen by the other graph in the article.

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    Re: Corsair AX1600i claimed to be “world’s most amazing PSU”

    Quote Originally Posted by plexabit View Post
    If you look at the efficiency chart in the article, the efficiency only changes around 2 percent over 0-100% load. Furthermore, I could see someone who wants a completely silent setup getting this for their system if it's using <640W of power as seen by the other graph in the article.

    It starts at 10%, so 160 W - efficiency will be substantially worse than shown in the chart for less than that (otherwise they'd have included it in the chart). Fully passive power supplies are widely available, and do not cost anywhere near as much

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