Unlike the rest of the Aurum series, the Aurum 92+ comes with over 92% power efficiency and is rated 80Plus Platinum. How does it fare in the lab?
The Aurum 92+ is a semi-modular PSU with quad-rail design, just like the Aurum CM.
The power supply chassis is of rough texture, just like the rest of the AURUM range. And unlike the other range that’s of yellow theme, the Aurum 92+ range is silver colored to indicate to match the 80Plus Platinum certification. Rough textures aside, the unit also comes with FSP’s specially designed ventilation.
There’s the view from another angle, you’ll see the connection points for the modular cables.
Here’s a close-up view of the connection points. The FSP AURUM 92+ 650W comes with the ATX power connector, CPU12V (4+4) and PCI-E (6+2) as part of the package. If you’re using a card that needs 2x PCI-E connector then you’ll have to attach the other cable. The overall setup limits one to only a single graphic card.
The modular cables of this package, along with the power cord and the management strap.
The modular cables are low profile with rubber sleeve.
Here’s the list of cables found on the FSP AURUM 92+, SATA and MOLEX are on individual cables.
Here’s the power delivery table for the FSP Aurum 600W
Features and Specifications are available on the official product page.
Here are some animated GIF to explain the technology in the FSP Aurum S
Test Methodology / Report
goldfries.com does not have industrial grade power supply testing tools, therefore the approach for the PSU test is from a consumer angle. This means the PSU will be pushed to operational limit based on components that are available in the market. The key components used for power draw are the CPU (choice of processor), the GPU (graphic card setup) and other components like fans and drives.
The stress test is performed by stressing the 12V rails with 80% to 90% load, and run no less than 8 hours which is a lot more stress than what the average consumer would place on a power supply over the course of months or even years.
The FSP AURUM 92+ 650W delivers 576 Watts over the 12V rails so the target power draw should be around 518 Watts, and with 92% efficiency as claimed it should read around 563 from the wall reading. Load testing was done with Prime 95 and Furmark Burn, stressing the AMD FX-9590 CPU and a Gigabyte Windforce R9 280X graphic card, with a few high RPM fan to boost the power consumption.
The Power Supply did trip a few times, which I suspect is due to the sudden surge of power draw processor load on certain tests. I was running it at around 90% load most of the time.
The readings were very good, not once did it drop below 12V despite the load.
The FSP AURUM 92+ 650W performed admirably – being stable, cool and quiet all the way.
The FSP AURUM 92+ 650W retails at RM 439, the price is higher than even the other Aurum series but what you get is the high efficiency that could result in much lower electricity bill. The PSU is loaded with FSP technology for cooling and circuitry protection, and it also comes with 5-years warranty.