PSU Tier List rev. 14.8 (2022)

PSU Tier List 4.0 rev. 14.8 (END OF LIFE)

Last Update: 27-07-2021

Legend :

Gray - EoL/obsolete and/or otherwise not recommended for purchase.
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 descritptions 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.

Tier A • Recommended for high-end systems

( multi/single-rail switchable )

be quiet! | Dark Power Pro 10 / Pro 11 / Pro 12
Cooler Master | V Platinum 2019 [MPZ]
Corsair | AXi (<=1500W / 1600W) - RMi - HXi [5] - HX Platinum [5] - Vengeance Silver
Enermax | Digifanless
NZXT | E

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( multi-rail )

Antec | High Current Pro [HCP] Gold / Platinum
be quiet! | Dark Power 12 [non-Pro] - Straight Power 11 Gold =>750W / Platinum <=750W
Bitfenix | Formula Gold =>650W - Whisper M =>650W
Deepcool / Gamer Storm | DQ-M (not V2 / -V2L)
Enermax | Platimax (1200/1350W) / Platimax D.F =>750W - Revolution D.F - MaxRevo 1350/1500W
LEPA | MaxPlatinum 1050W/1375W
MSI | MPG A-GF

( single-rail )

Abkoncore | CR Platinum
ADATA / XPG | Core Reactor
Andyson | N - R - PX - TX
Antec | Earthwatts [EA] Gold Pro post 2018 y. [7y warranty] [4][7] / Gold Pro White - High Current Gamer [HCG] Gold post 2018 y. [7] / Extreme post 2018 y. [7] - Signature Platinum / Titanium - Edge =>850W
ASUS | ROG Strix / Thor
Chieftec / Chieftronic | Powerplay Gold / Platinum - GPS-500C Fanless
Cooler Master | Masterwatt Maker MiJ - V Gold 2013 [RS] (Semi-modular [VSM] / Fully modular) / Gold V2 (Black [MPY-AFBAG] / White [MPY-AGBAG]) - V Platinum 2013 [RSC] - V SFX Gold
Corsair | AX Gold / Platinum / Titanium [8] 1000W - CS [fully modular] - RMx 2015 (Black/White) / 2018 (Black/White) / 2021 - RM 2019 [black label] / 2021 (Black/White) [triangular grille] - SF Gold / Platinum [2] - TX-M Gold
Cougar | GX-F (Aurum) - LLC
Enermax | Platimax D.F <=600w [3] - Maxtytan
EVGA | Supernova G2(L) / GT / GS =>850W / P2 / PS / T2 (<=1200W/1600W)
Fractal Design | ION Gold / SFX Gold - ION+ Platinum
FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Aurum PT / Pro - Hydro G / G Pro / X / PT / PTM
Gamdias | Cyclops X1
Great Wall | E Gold (Frozen)
Green | Overclocking DG
Huntkey | MVP-G Gold - MVP-P Platinum
Kingwin | Stryker
Kolink | Continuum C-PL 1500w
LC Power | LC1200 Platinum
Lian Li | SP 750
Micronics | Astro Platinum
NZXT | C-series - H1 / NP-S-M
Phanteks | AMP - Revolt Pro post 2018 y. [7] - Revolt X
Raidmax | Monster RX-AT
Riotoro | Enigma G2 post 2018 y. [7]
Rosewill | Silent Night - Quark - Capstone G <=750W
SAMA / Xianma | Forza Titanium
Seasonic | Focus [OneSeasonic refreshes] GX / GM / PX / SGX - Prime [8] GX (<=750W / =>1000W) / (Ultra) Gold =>1000W / PX =>1000W / (Ultra) Platinum =>1000W / TX =>1000W / (Ultra) Titanium =>1000W / PRIME Snow Silent Gold [550W] - Connect
SilentiumPC | Supremo FM2
Silentmaxx | Fanless II
Silverstone | Decathlon Gold DA-G 1650W - Strider Gold S 1500W / Platinum PT <=850W - Nightjar SXL / ATX (Platinum / Titanium)
Super Flower / Zhenhua | Leadex Gold / Platinum <=1600W / Platinum SE / Titanium / II Gold / III Gold [HG] (pre/post 2020 y.) / III Gold (Pro) ARGB
Thermaltake | Toughpower GF1 (ARGB) / PF1 ARGB / iRGB Plus (Gold/Platinum/Titanium) / Gold Semi-Modular 1500W / DPS G (Gold / Platinum) / DPS G RGB Titanium <=1250W / Grand (non-RGB) Gold / Russian Gold 1500W
XFX | Pro Black FM / Limited Edition - XTR =>850W - XTS - XTI

( low priority units )

Aerocool | Project 7 / P7
Antec | Earthwatts [EA] Pro Gold pre 2018 y. [7y warranty] [1][4][7] - High Current Gamer [HCG] Gold pre 2018 y. [1][7] / Extreme pre 2018 y. [1][7] - Edge <=750W - Truepower Classic
be quiet! | Dark Power 12 [non-Pro] - Straight Power 11 Gold <=650W / Platinum =>850W
Bitfenix | Formula Gold <=550W [1] - Whisper M <=550W [1]
CWT / Channel Well Technology | CST-P / CST-T - GPR-G - GPU-G / GPU-P
Cooler Master | Masterwatt Maker - V Gold 2018 [MPY-AFAAGV] =>750W
Corsair | AX Titanium 850W [1][8] - HX Gold 650W
Delta | GM - GPS-HB Platinum
Enermax | MaxRevo 1800W [3]
EVGA | Supernova G3 [6] / G6 - NEX-G 1500W / PG 1500W
FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Hydro GSM Pro / PTM Pro
Fractal Design | Edison M
Gigabyte | XP-M 1200
Green | Overclocking EVO - High Performance Plus [HP+] - HP Evo - UK Plus
High Power | Astro GD-F v2 [HPJ] =>1050W / PT [HPV] 1200W - Super GD
In Win | P - Premium Basic / PB
KRPW / Kuroutoshikou | GR 1000 - GK
Maingear | Ignition
Phanteks | P-GF - Revolt Pro pre 2018 y. [1][7]
Rosewill | Photon 1350W - Tachyon 1200W
Riotoro | Enigma G2 pre 2018 y. [1][7] - Builder 1200w
SAMA / Xianma | Armor [1] (Pure Power) Gold / Platinum - Forza [1] Gold / Platinum
Seasonic | Focus [pre-2018] [1][7] Gold / Plus Gold / Plus Platinum - G RM - Prime [1][8] GX 850W / (Ultra) Gold [not GX] <=850W / PX <=850W / (Ultra) Platinum <=850W / TX <=850W / (Ultra) Titanium <=850W / Fanless PX / Fanless TX / Snow Silent (Platinum [650W] / Titanium [750W]) / Airtouch - S12G RT - SSP-SFG - SSP-SUG - SSP-RT - [/COLOR][1] X Gold / Platinum / X Fanless - Snow Silent [X-series based]
Sentey | Golden Steel GSP-HM V2 1050W
Sharkoon | Silentstorm Cool Zero
Silverstone | Strider Gold Platinum PT =>1000W
Super Flower / Zhenhua | Leadex II [3] / V Gold (Pro)
Thermaltake | Toughpower Grand (non-RGB) Platinum / Grand RGB Gold
Wentai | Aidan 1616W [3]
XFX | TS Gold - XT Gold - XTR <=750W - XTR2 - XTS2
Xigmatek | Hera Gold - XFP
Zalman | Acrux Platinum [1] - Wattera EBTII

[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 out-of-spec performance under overload.
[7] Older Seasonic Focus revisions (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.).
[8] Seasonic PRIME based units experience shutdowns with RTX3080/3090 (and possibly RX6900 XT) GPUs, especially ones with unlocked power limit like FE 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 (courtesy of Jonny Guru). Units based on post-2018 revisions of Seasonic Focus platform and majority of units by other OEMs are not affected.

Tier B • Recommended for midrange systems
1st Player | Steampunk Gold [SP]
Abkoncore | Tenergy Gold X50W
Antec | Neo Eco Gold [yellow-label] [1]
be quiet! | Pure Power 10 =>400W / 11 (CM) =>400W [1] / 11 FM - Straight Power E10 - SFX-L Power
Chieftec | Smart GPS-C / Power Smart GPS-C - Navitas GPM-C =>1000W / GPM-S / PPS-FC - Polaris <=750W - Powerup GPX-FC <=650W - SFX-GD-C - Compact CSN-C
Cooler Master | MWE Gold non-modular [ACAAG] / FM [AFAAG] - Reactor Gold - V Gold 2018 [MPY-AFAAGV] <=650W
Corsair | CX 2016 [gray label] - CS-m - CX-F RGB
Cougar | GEX - GX-S 2017
CWT / Channel Well Technology | CSH-G - CSM - CSN - PUO-G / PUO-P
Deepcool | DQ-M-V2L <=650W
Delta | GPS-FB Platinum
Dengen | Gold FM
Enermax | Platimax <=1000W/1500W
EVGA | Supernova B3 post 2019 y. / G(1)+ / G5 / GD 2017 / GM / GQ 850w+ / (NEX-)G(1) (PG) 1000W / PQ
FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Aurum Xilenser
Gigabyte | Aorus AP-GM / P-W
Great Wall / Hunters | Titan TF Platinum - Gaming GX
High Power | Astro Lite / GD-F HPB <=750W / GD-F HPJ <=750W / GD-F V2 HPM - Performance GD
Huntkey | MVP K - WDK-K
Kolink | Continuum C-PL 850W - Enclave G-FM
LC-Power | GP4 - Arkangel III
LDLC / Fox Spirit | US-G / GT-P - XT-P / QS-FL / QS-FLP - QS+ - BQ+
LEPA | G-MA
Lian Li | PE SFX-L
Micronics | Astro GD
Modecom | Volcano Gold
Montech | Century <=650W
Riotoro | Onyx - Enigma Gold
Rosewill | Capstone G =>850W - Photon <=750W - Tokamak - Lightning
Seasonic | Core GC / GM / GX
Segotep / Colorful | GP-P <=700w - GP-T <=700w - ZP500P-SG
Sharkoon | Silentstorm SFX Gold
Skydigital | Power Station 5 Gold
Silverstone | Strider Gold S (V1/V2) [F-GS, non-1500W] / Titanium <=800W / Platinum PTS / Plus F-PS - SX-G 500/650/700W - SX-PT 700W - Essential Gold ET-G / ET-HG - SX-LG - SX-LTI
Super Flower / Zhenhua | Golden Green
Thermaltake | Toughpower GF [no numbers] <=650W / PF1 [non-ARGB] - TR2 Gold
VIVO | 24K
Xigmatek | Vector P
Xilence | Performance X
Zalman | EBT <=750w - Platinum

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( low priority units )

1st Player | Armour [AR]
Antec | Neo Eco Gold [green-label, non-'Zen'] - Platinum
Aresgame | AGT
ASUS | TUF Bronze
Chieftec | Polaris =>850W
Cooler Master | MWE V2 [2] White [MPE] Full-range Input / V2 [2] Bronze [MPE] Full-range Input / V2 Gold non-modular [ACAAG] / V2 Gold FM [AFAAG] - G Gold - GX Gold - GX Bronze 2020 [MPX]
Cougar | Auric
Enermax | Platimax 1500/1700W [3]
EVGA | Supernova B3 pre 2019 y. / B5 / GA [1]
FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Dagger Pro - Hydro S
Golden Field | GPG
Great Wall / Hunters | G-series Gold - Titan TF Bronze
Kolink | Continuum V2 1000/1200W
KRPW / Kuroutoshikou | AK
In Win | Classic Basic CB - PF
Micronics | Compact SFX-L PT
Rampage | Everest Forza FTX / ETX
Seasonic | B12 BC - G12 GC
Segotep / Colorful | KL
Sentey | Solid SDP-SS
SilentiumPC | Supremo M1 Gold
Silverstone | ET-MG - Revolution SFX - Strider Gold S [F-GS] v3 - SX-PT 750W - VIVA Gold
Super Flower | Leadex III Bronze PRO - Legion HX / GX Pro
Xigmatek | Minotaur
Xilence | SQ

[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.

Tier C • Recommended for cheap mid/low-end systems

Abkoncore | Tenergy Bronze
Abysm | Morpheo
ADATA | XPG Pylon
ADX | Power W Gold
Aerocool | KCAS M 850 / Plus / G(M)
Aigo | ES Gold
Andyson | H6 / GX - M5+ =>550W / BX
Antec | Earthwatts [EA] Gold EVO - High Current Gamer [HCG] Bronze 2012 (M) =>750W - Neo Eco II - VP-F Bronze
be quiet! | Dark Power Pro P8 / P9 - System Power 9 =>400W / CM / U9 =>400W / B9 =>400W - Power Zone
Bitfenix | Formula Bronze
Chieftec | Core BBS - PowerUp GPX-FC =>750W [2] - Proton BDF-S / BDF-C - Navitas GPM-C <=850W - A-90 - Silicon SLC-C - Photon Gold GDP-C-RGB - APS-CB =>750
Coba | NitroX Nobility
Cooler Master | GM - GX Bronze 2015 [RS-ACAA-B3] - MWE V1 Bronze [MPX] =>600W - Masterwatt (TUF) - Silent Pro Hybrid / M2 =>720W
Corsair | CX 2013 [green label] =>750W - CX-M 2015 [green label] =>750W / 2017 [gray label] - GS Bronze - CV 650/750W - HX Gold =>750W - Vengeance Bronze - Enthusiast TX v2 - RM 2013 [orange-label]
Cougar | LX - CMD - CMX v3 - GX v1/v2/v3
CWT / Channel Well Technology | CSB - GPN - GPS S-G
Deepcool | Quanta DQ - DQ-ST - DQ Evo
Delta | GPS-JB / AB
Enermax | Revobron - Revolution Duo / X't / X't II
EVGA | Supernova B2 - GD 2019 -V* - GQ <=750W - BQ - B 500/600/700W
Fractal Design | Integra M - Newton R3 - Tesla R2
FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Raider II - HEXA 85+ - Hydro GE / Pro - Hyper M85+
Gamdias | Astrape P1 - Kratos P1
Gigabyte | G750H - P650B - Sumo Platinum
Great Wall | M 1200
High Power | Astro GD-F [HPJ] =>850W - Direct12 Bronze =>750W / Bronze II
In Win | A1 Plus - Classic C
iTek | Taurus GF
Kingwin | Absolute Platinum - Lazer Gold / Platinum
Kolink | Continuum 1050/1200W
LC Power | Gold Series - Prophecy RGB
LDLC / Fox Spirit | TA
LEPA | MaxGold - G-MAS
Montech | Gamma (II) - Alpha (X)
Mistel | Vision MX Gold / Platinum
NZXT | HALE82 / HALE90 / HALE90 V2
OCZ / PC Power & Cooling | Silencer MK III =>750W / Platinum 1050W - ZT - ZX
PC Cooler | GI-P
Powerspec | PS-GSM / PS-GFM - PSX-GFM
Riotoro | Builder 500/600W
Rosewill | Arc 750W - Capstone -XXX / -XXXM / -1000-M - Hercules (-S) 1600W - Hive - Hive S =>750W - Lightning - Tachyon <=1000W
Seasonic | G GP / SSR-GP / SSP-GT - M12II (EVO) x50W - S12D Silver - S12 Energy Plus - SS-HT <=650W / =>750W
Sentey | Platinum LTP-SM - Golden Steel GSP-HM (1200/1600W) / GSP-SM (850/1050W)- Metal Extreme MHP-XM 1000W - Metal Blade MBP-HM 1000W
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
Super Flower / Zhenhua | Golden Green / King - Iceberg Kingdee - Leadex Silver / Platinum 2000W - Platinum King
Thermaltake | BlueEvo 2.0 - Smart BM2 / DPS G Gold X50W / G / Gold X00W / Pro RGB / M =>750W / SP-P 750W - Toughpower DPS G RGB Gold / GX1 (RGB) / Gold Semi-Modular <=1200W / European Gold <=650W / Russian Gold (<=750W / 850-1200W) / SFX [non-'TT Premium Edition'] / Grand RGB Gold Sync Edition / Grand RGB Platinum - TR2 RX Bronze =>850W
ThunderX3 | Plexus
Vinga | VPS Gold / Platinum
XFX | Black Edition Silver - Core =>650W - TS Bronze =>650W - Pro XXX
Xigmatek | Cerberus (III) S =>550W - Centauro
Xilence | Performance A+ X30w / A+ III X50W
Zalman | EBT =>850W - GVM =>850W - GigaMax GVII - LX 700W - TX

( low priority units )

1st Player | DK Premium
Aerocool | Strike-X =>800W - GT S Bronze =>700W / SG Gold - Aero Bronze
Antec | Atom G [purple-label] - High Current Gamer [HCG] 2018 - Neo Eco Gold [NE] Gold M / Zen
Apevia | Prestige
Aresgame | AGS - AGK
BR ONE | Rainbow
Boostboxx | Power Boost 600/700W
Chieftec | Nitro2 85+ BPS-C2 - APS-C 1000W
Cooler Master | MWE V2 [1] White [MPE] 230V Only / V2 [1] Bronze [MPE] 230V Only
Corsair | CX-m 2021 [triangular grille]
Cougar| BXM
Deepcool | DA-N 500/600W - DQ-M-V2L =>750W [2]
Enermax | Marblebron
EVGA | BA - BR - GD 2019 -B* - Supernova M1 1300W
FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Hydro GD / GSM Lite PRO / MX / K Pro / (M) Pro Bronze - HV Pro - MS 600W - SFX Pro
Galax | GL
Golden Field | ATX-W Gold - Gold Medal A+ EPS-ELG / ALG
Gamemax / Gamepower| RGB Gold
Gigabyte | P-GM 1000W
Great Wall / Hunters | Fire
Green | ESD - EUD - HED - UK
G.Skill | MB-G [2] - PS-G / PS-P
High Power | Performance Pro
Hiper | HPB-FM - HPB-RGB
Huntkey | GS
IPPON | Platinum
Itek | GF EVO
In Win | Compact / CS - F1
Kolink | Classic KL-v2 / Modular KL-M
KRPW / Kuroutoshikou | BR
LC Power | Gold Series - Prophecy RGB
Micronics | Astro G - Compact SFX GD - Classic II Bronze - Cyclone III - Performance II PV - Zero
Montech | Century =>750W [2]
PowerBoost| Rage
Powerspec | PS-BSM 750W
Raidmax | Cobra AE Gold =>850 / AE-B / AE-M - Vortex Gold AE-V - Vampire GH
Rampage| Everest ETX
Rosewill | Glacier 850/1000W - Fortress - Photon 850/1000/1200W - Tachyon =>850W - Lepton - Valens
Seasonic | S12II EVO
Segotep / Colorful | GP-G [4]
Silverstone | Decathlon Gold DA-G 850 [2] - SFX SX-B / SX-G 600W - VIVA Bronze
Skydigital | Validus LP
Super Flower / Zhenhua | Eco Silver
Thermaltake | Toughpower GF [no numbers] =>750W [2] [without number] / GF2 ARGB / GX2 / European Gold =>750W / Russian Gold GF1 / SFX ['TT Premium Edition']
Xigmatek | Hydra M - Shogun G - Tauro 700W
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 CWT GPX based units have problems with failing burn-in test under sub 90VAC input, treat as 230V only, (Jonny Guru).
[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.

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Tier D • Recommended only for very cheap, iGPU systems

1st Player | Black Sir [BS] - Black Widow - DK (non-modular / fully-modular) [non-'Premium']- FK - PRO
Abko / Suitmaster | Mighty
Aerocool | Aero White - Cyclon - KCAS (M) Bronze (<=800W,1000W) - Lux RGB - Strike-X <=600W - VX (Plus) (RGB)
Andyson | M5+ 450W
Antec | Ares AP - Atom / V [teal label] / B [yellow label] - Basiq 80 Plus / VP Plus / VP-P (Plus) / VP-PC - Cuprum Strike [CSK] - Earthwatts [EA] Gold Pro [3/4y warranty] [4] / Platinum / 80+ / (D) Green - Neo Eco Classic NE-C (X50W/X20W) / Modular NE-M / NE-M v2 - NX
Apexgaming | AI - AG - AN - AJ - AX - STG
Aresgame | AG / AGW - AGV
Argus | APS - RGB
AZZA | PSAZ
be quiet! | Pure Power L8 / L9 / 10 <=350W / 11 <=350W - Straight Power E8 / E9 - SFX Power / Power 2 - System Power 7 / 8
CWT / Channel Well Technology | GPA - GPB - GPK - GPT - GPM
Chieftec | Photon Bronze CTG-C-RGB - A-80 - Task TPS-S - Force CPS-S - Neutron <=600W BLC-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 | GX 2010 [RS-ACAA-D3 ] - GXII - MWE V1 Bronze [MPW] / V1 White [MPX] <=550W - Masterwatt Lite - Silent Pro M2 <=620W
Corsair | Builder CX 2012 <=600W [green-label] / CX-M 2012 <=600W [green-label] - CV <=550W - VS 2017 [gray-label] / 2020 [black-label]
Cougar | A - CMX v1/v2 - STE - STX - VTC - VTE - VTX - XTC
Deepcool | DA / DA-M / DA-N 700W - DN
Delta | GPS-HB A Bronze
EVGA | BT - B <=600W - BV - Supernova G5 1000w <2020 / GS 550/650W [3] / NEX-B / PB / NEX-G <=750W / G(1) <=750W / PG <=750W - W2 / W3
Enermax | Cyberbron - NaXn 82+ - MaxPro / MaxPro II
FSP / Fortron / Quanhan | Aurum 92+ / CM / Gold / S- Dagger SDA - Raider - HD - Hexa 80+ - HEXA+ (II) - Hyper / S / M / K - Hammer - Hydro / K - PNR - PNR-i - PNR Pro - 60GHS / 60GHS(85) - 60HHN
Fractal Design | Integra R2 / SFX
Gamdias | Astrape E1 / M1 (Bronze/White) - Helios E1 White - Kratos E1
Gamemax / Gamepower | GP - GM
Gigabyte | BH - PB500 - PW
Golden Field | GPB
Great Wall / Hunters | Gaming G-series Bronze - BH - Lightning
Green | ECO / ECO rev 3.1
High Power | Astro GD [HPA] / PT [HPA] 700W - Element Smart EP-S - Simplicity ST HPG-T12S
Hiper | HPB-SM
Huntkey | MVP Bronze
Hydance | HY-CT
In Win | A
Kolink | Core - SFX
KRPW / Kuroutoshikou | L5 - N
LC Power | GP3 Silver - Super Silent - Silent Giant GP3 Bronze
LDLC / Fox Spirit | EC - BG - FP
Micronics | Caslon II - Compact SFX Bronze <=450W - Classic II 80+ - Zero Plus
Montech | Beta
NZXT | HALE82 V2 / HALE82-N / HALE90 V2S
OCZ / PC Power & Cooling | Silencer MK III <=600W - ModXStream Pro
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 - Arc M - Hive S <=650W - Glacier <=700W - TFX Bronze - TFX Gold
Seasonic | SS-ET
Sentey | Thillium X [TXP-HM] - Metal Blade [MBP-HS/MBP-HM] <=850W
Segotep | BP
Sharkoon | WPC Bronze
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 - SFX-L SX-LPT 700
Skydigital | Power Station 5 80+ White
Superflower | Bronze King - Bronze FX - Mega
Tacens | Radix VII
Thermaltake | Smart 80+ / SE / BM1 / BX1 (RGB) / DPS G Bronze X00W / 80+ RGB / M <=650W / SP-P (X30W/650W) / German series Bronze (Pro RGB) - TR2 Bronze / S X50W / 80+ White / RX 80+ White / RX Bronze <=750W - Toughpower DPS G RGB Titanium 1500W - Litepower (RGB)
Xigmatek | Centauro S - Cerberus (III) S450 - Spectrum - Tauro <=600W - X-Power I / II / III - Z-Power
Xilence | Gaming - Performance C / A
Zalman | GLX - GS - GT - GV - GVM <=700W - LE - LE II - LX - LXII - Megamax TXII

( low priority units )

Aerocool | Integrator - Lux RGB - VX (Plus) (RGB)
Antec | High Current Gamer [HCG] Bronze 2012 <=620W [1] - VP-F 80+
Apevia | Jupiter
Bitfenix | BPA - Fury
EVGA | W1
Modecom | Volcano Bronze
Seasonic | A12 [2] - Eco Plus [1] - S12II 80+ / Bronze [1] / EVO [2] - S12III [2] - M12II (EVO) [1] x20W - ECO [1] SSP-ST / SS-BT / SS-ES
Sentey | SDP 80+
SilentiumPC | Elementum E2 - Vero L2 / M2 - Supremo M1 Platinum
Vinga | VPS-B - VPS-P
XFX | XT Bronze [1] - TS Bronze <=550W [1] - Core <=550W [1]


[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, neither does 12V UVP/OVP. No reviews to prove otherwise.
[3] OCP not present on any rails apparently. No reviews to prove otherwise.
[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.

(Video) Beginners Guide to Power Supplies... How to understand the ratings


Tier E • Potentially dangerous in multiple scenarios

Armageddon | All units
BR ONE | BR-X
Corsair | VS 2012 [orange-label]
Cooler Master | Elite - Realpower - B2
Diablotek | All units
EVGA | N1 - N2
Gigabyte | P-GM [non-Aorus] <=850W [1]
LEPA | MaxBron
NOX | All units [2]
Raidmax | Non-rated units
Rasurbo | All units
Solid Gear | Neutron
Tacens | All units
Trust | All units
Ultron | All units

[1] Very high DOA rate and underrated FETs that explode under high stress, source.
[2] Review samples manipulation / hardware swap

FAQs

What is a Tier C PSU? ›

C tier — mid-range gaming PCs (600W-750W)

The C tier of our PSU tier list tops out at 650W. These PSUs are perfect for mid-range builds that rock GPUs such as the RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, or the RX 6700 XT/RX 6750 XT.

What power supply does Linus Tech Tips use? ›

Linus Tech Tips uses the Seasonic PRIME Titanium 600 Fanless to power an overclocked machine. Seasonic Prime Titanium FANLESS 600W Unboxing! SILENT power!

Does Silverstone make good PSU? ›

In conclusion, the Silverstone Strider Platinum 650W is a good performing power supply that delivers on its promises. It has a high efficiency and low voltage oscillation. In addition, the used 120mm fan is silent even when the power supply is pushed.

Is AeroCool a good brand? ›

Today AeroCool is one of the market leaders in the Gaming Market. Our strong brand and product image are well received by gamers and enthusiasts world-wide.

Is Tier 1 or 3 higher? ›

Tier 1 Credit is the highest tier of credit, while Tier 3 is the lowest. If you have a credit score that has made it into Tier 1, this ranking means you will only need to provide minimal information if applying for a loan.

Is gold PSU better than bronze? ›

And when it comes to bronze vs. gold power supplies, the difference isn't too drastic. A gold PSU will net you 5% more efficiency than a bronze one.

Is multi Rail PSU better? ›

In terms of safety, there is no effective difference between the two types of PSUs. While some claim that higher amperage delivered across a single rail introduces risks not found in multiple-rail PSUs with lower amperage, this is not true, as we will explain below.

Is bronze rated power supply good? ›

Bronze Rated PSUs

80+ Bronze power supplies are more than enough for the average consumer. These PSUs provide a consistent 80% efficiency at 20%, 50%, and 100%. Which means if the system is gradually put under load, a bronze rated power supply will always stay at 80% efficiency.

Is MSI MAG power supply good? ›

The MSI MPG A750GF is not far from the tough competition when it comes to overall performance, but the big letdowns are the inaccurate power ok signal and the low hold-up time, which don't allow it a place in our best PSUs article.

Which PSU brand most reliable? ›

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Is Platinum better than gold for PSU? ›

A 600W 80 PLUS Gold PSU could consume about 16W more power than a 600W 80 PLUS Platinum power supply in the US when at full load. This difference is minimal, and it would likely take a very long time for the money saved on energy to make up for the extra cost of the Platinum PSU over the Gold one.

Is Platinum the best PSU? ›

Platinum-rated PSUs are rated for 90 percent efficiency at 20 percent load, and 92 percent efficiency at 50 percent load, making them more energy-efficient and reliable. That's why they are often the best choice when it comes to gaming rigs and high-end desktops.

Is the aerocool Lux 650w PSU good? ›

Good nutrition

Efficient power supply, not noisy at all. More than enough for multimedia and gaming use. Cables are easy to manage inside the tower.

What brand is aerocool? ›

Aerocool evaporative coolers are produced by Phoenix Manufacturing. This is an Arizona-based company that's been in the evaporative cooling business since 1975. Phoenix Manufacturing designs, manufactures, and distributes its HVAC products for industrial, commercial, and residential customers.

Is Cooler Master PSU good? ›

In fact, Cooler Master tops the best 750W PSU charts with this particular unit. It promises reliable operation with a rated mean time between failures (MTBF) of over 100,000 hours, making it one of the PSUs in this collection.

What is tier 1 and Tier 2 and Tier 3? ›

Tier 1,2,3 cities. Cities in India have been classified into Tier 1, 2 and 3 categories. The most developed ones are called tier 1 and the underdeveloped ones are called tier 2 and tier 3 cities.

What is tier 1 and Tier 2 and tier 3 support? ›

It is Tier 1 support that will generally determine how serious and complex an issue is and who will appropriately direct the client. While Tier 2 and Tier 3 support may handle more difficult problems, Tier 1 support staff will have far more interactions with the users.

Is Tier 2 or Tier 3 better? ›

Tier 3 provides intensive supports for individual students with more significant needs or whose needs are not sufficiently met by Tier 2 supports. There are two reasons for a student to be referred to receive Tier 3 supports: The student is not benefiting sufficiently from Tier 2 interventions.

How long do PSU last? ›

Under normal intended use, a PSU should last a long time—at least five years, possibly up to 10 years if you're lucky. But if you start putting the power supply under high loads over long periods, it can be overstressed.

What PSU rating should I get? ›

A modern power supply must output at least 18A (amps) on the +12V rail(s) for a mainstream up-to-date computer, more than 24A for a system with a single enthusiast-class graphics card, and no less than 34A when it comes to a high-end SLI/CrossFire system.

Is 80+ titanium better than platinum? ›

80+ Titanium and 80+ Platinum are a measure of efficiency; how efficiently it converts the 120/240V AC power from your wall to DC power for your system. Titanium is about 2% more efficient than Platinum. There's not a huge difference and it won't make that much difference to your power bill.

Is C Tier good on a tier list? ›

C Tier is a tier in the game's meta. These builds are average. They might have the potential to be in a higher tier but have factors holding them back such as lowered stats, less useful abilities, or a worse gameplan. C tier builds are still a decent choice, but it is generally recommended to pick a higher tier build.

What does C tier mean? ›

• Tier C = mid to high level students (proficiency levels 4-5 and beyond) Several factors may be used to determine a student's appropriate tier placement, including: • Teacher judgment based on his or her knowledge and experience with a student.

What is the highest PSU rating? ›

Platinum-rated power supplies are rated for 90% efficiency at 20% load, 92% efficiency at 50% load, and oddly enough 89% at 100% load for whatever reason.

Is Segotep power supply good? ›

This power supply is unequivocally equal and in some cases higher in quality compared to any other major brand of PSU. Segotep has replaced corsair and seasonic as my preferred quality PSU brand for my PC building business.

Is tier 1 the best tier? ›

Data center tiers are a standardized ranking system that indicates the reliability of data center infrastructure. This classification ranks facilities from 1 to 4, with 1 being the worst and 4 the best-performing level.

Is tier 2 or Tier 3 better? ›

Tier 3 provides intensive supports for individual students with more significant needs or whose needs are not sufficiently met by Tier 2 supports. There are two reasons for a student to be referred to receive Tier 3 supports: The student is not benefiting sufficiently from Tier 2 interventions.

Is the S Tier good? ›

Top rank. An item that is S-tier is among the best of the best in its class. This label is thought to have originated from Japan's school grading system, but it was popularized by Japanese-developed video games.

What is tier 1 and tier 2 and Tier 3? ›

Tier 1,2,3 cities. Cities in India have been classified into Tier 1, 2 and 3 categories. The most developed ones are called tier 1 and the underdeveloped ones are called tier 2 and tier 3 cities.

What is F tier mean? ›

F Tier is a tier in the game's meta and it's the worst tier. These builds are almost never played seriously or successfully. They are good for a laugh or two but nowhere near viable. Unless these builds are buffed, they will not be viable for the meta anytime soon. Advertisement.

Is tier 1 or tier 2 better? ›

Tier 2 capital is considered less reliable than Tier 1 capital because it is more difficult to accurately calculate and more difficult to liquidate.

Is a gold rated PSU worth it? ›

Most PC gamers will want an 80 PLUS Bronze or Gold rated PSU, as they are very efficient without incurring the greater cost of a Platinum or Titanium PSU. A 600W 80 PLUS Bronze PSU could consume 41W more power than a 600W 80 PLUS Gold PSU in the US when at full load.

Is 80+ titanium better than gold? ›

Platinum and titanium are just better efficiency. They are not necessarily better quality or better performance than gold. You can expect them to run a little cooler which helps with lifetime.

Is there a true rated PSU? ›

There is zero proof that those PSUs are actually truthfully rated. 80 plus (white, bronze etc) is a certification granted by an independent body to certify that a PSU meets its requirements, which afaik, includes that the PSU is able to actually deliver its rated wattage.

Is a 750W PSU good enough for a 6900xt? ›

This is, after all, an RTX 3090 competitor and it should offer the most OC headroom and the highest power limit of all AMD cards. Even if you do build a PC around a factory OC RX 6900 XT that needs 400W to run at its max clocks, you should be fine with a 750W PSU.

Will a 3060Ti run on a 550W PSU? ›

550 Watts is absolutely fine for 3060Ti.

Is Kratos a good PSU? ›

After looking at the PSU physically, along with the testing cycle, I am impressed by the Kratos PSU. It's not a one size fits all solution as there are some great units out there for 20-40 bucks extra, but overall if you need this wattage and efficiency rating, the Kratos does an excellent job of getting things done.

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