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Chieftec Smart Series GPS-500A8

The Chieftec Smart Series GPS-500A8 has a maximum capacity of 500 Watts.

It has an 80 Plus rating of Platinum, is built to be silent, and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 14cm x 15cm x 8.6cm.


Chieftec Smart Series GPS-500A8

help iconCapacity500Whelp iconLength14cm
help iconForm FactorEPS12Vhelp iconWidth15cm
help icon80 Plus RatingPlatinumhelp iconHeight8.6cm
help iconEfficiency at 100%90.77%help iconFan Size120mm
help iconEfficiency at 50%92.83%help iconModularno
help iconEfficiency at 20%91.47%help iconSilentyes
help iconInput Voltage115V - 230Vhelp icon24 Pin Mobo Connectoryes
help iconInput Frequency Range47Hz - 63Hzhelp icon4+4 Pin CPU Connectoryes
help icon+3.3V Output19Ahelp icon8 Pin Connectors1
help icon+5V Output22Ahelp icon4 Pin Connectors3
help icon+12V Output34Ahelp iconSATA Connector3
help icon+12V Count2

Chieftec Smart Series GPS-500A8 compatibility review

The Chieftec Smart Series GPS-500A8 power supply has a maximum wattage output of 500W. This is a mid-range capacity, and should be fine as long as it is part of an equally mid-range system build. Always make sure that a purchased PSU is capable of powering your system. Remember that a higher PSU capacity does not necessarily equate to a higher wattage output and a more expensive electricity bill. In fact, you may find that a higher capacity PSU will function more efficiently than a lower capacity PSU because it is dealing with a lower percentage of its maximum load - that is, it is not being stressed to the same extent.

The Chieftec Smart Series GPS-500A8 has an 80 Plus rating of Platinum. This means the PSU operates at average efficiency levels of at least 89%, 92%, and 90% for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20% respectively. Platinum is the best 80 Plus certificate available, and as such the Chieftec Smart Series GPS-500A8 is exceptionally efficient and comes very highly recommended. The actual efficiencies for this PSU are 90.77%, 92.83%, and 91.47%, for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%.

The dimensions of the Chieftec Smart Series GPS-500A8 (LxWxH) are 14cm x 15cm x 8.6cm. Make sure to compare these measurements against the case you desire if planning on using it in a build.

The Chieftec Smart Series GPS-500A8 is not modular, meaning that cables are built into the PSU itself and cannot be taken out and connected back in as necessary. This can result in difficult cable management and consequently a messy build and poor airflow.

The Chieftec Smart Series GPS-500A8 is designed for low volumes, meaning that its constant drone while your PC is on would be less noticeable - ideal for those that prefer silent environments.

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