I’ve used many PSUs over the years and there were quite a few amazing ones that I come across, the Aurum S 600W from FSP is one of those.
To sum it up, the Aurum S is an 80Plus Gold certified 600W Power Supply Unit with Single-Rail design and it’s claimed to have over 90% power efficiency and a host of technology to make it a great power supply.
Unlike most power supply unit in the market, FSP’s Aurum range’s enclosure if rough textured.
Rough textures aside, the unit also comes with FSP’s specially designed ventilation.
We’ll go into that a bit later.
The cables on the Aurum S 600W are fully sleeved.
Here’s the power delivery table for the FSP Aurum 600W
– Complies with ATX 12V 2.31 & EPS 12V 2.92 version
– 80 PLUSÂ® GOLD Certification
– High efficiency > 90%
– Active PFC > 99%
– +12V Single Rail Circuit Design
– SATA Array Cable Design
– Full Sleeved Cable
– Multiple PCI-E VGA Power Connectors
– Complete Protections: OCP, OVP, SCP, OPP, UVP
– Full Safety Approved
Model : AS-600
Efficiency : 90%
Input Voltage : 90 ~ 264Vac
Frequency : 47 ~ 63Hz
PFC : Active PFC (0.99)
Power Provided : 600W
Over-Current Protection : YES
Over-Voltage Protection : YES
Short-Circuit Protection : YES
Line Type/ Main connector : 24 Pins
EPS 12V 4+4 pin Connector : 1
4 pin Floppy Connector : 1
SATA Connector : 9
4 pin Molex Connector : 3
PCI-E 6+2 pin Connector : 4
Case Color : Black
Chassis Fan : 120mm
Form Factor : ATX 12V V2.31 & EPS 12V V2.92
Safety Approval : CB, CE, FCC, UL/CUL, TUV, GOST, CCC, BSMI
Dimensions(Lx W x H)mm : 150 x 140 x 86
Here are some animated GIF to explain the technology in the FSP Aurum S
More details on the official product page.
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 S 600W delivers 552 Watts over the 12V rails so the target power draw should be around 441 Watts. The FSP Aurum S is rated to be over 90% efficient so assuming the claim is true, the wall readings based on the target watt of 441 should be at least 490. The processing load was generated by running folding@home and cryptographic coin mining.
The test system comprises of an AMD FX-8350 processor and 2x Gigabyte Windforce R9 280X units and 4 units of high RPM fan.
The readings initially hovered around 480 watts, just barely hitting the 80% mark but once everything went full throttle the system hit readings higher than 540 watts. 540 watts wall reading translates to about 486 actual power consumption if we’re going on 90% power efficiency as claimed by FSP, and that’s about 88% load on the 552 Watts from the 12V Rails. The system was in full load for more than 12 hours with no signs of destabilization on the PSU.
Below are the readings from OCCT 4.4.0 for the 3.3v, 5v and 12v and I’m pleased to report all of them are withing the 5% variance allowed based on ATX specifications.
Remember the airflow technology highlighted earlier? The FSP AURUM S 600W runs cool and silent, even the enclosure doesn’t feel hot at all. By not being a heat conductor the PSU becomes a lesser contributor to warming the air within a casing.
The FSP’s Aurum S 600W retails at RM 359 and it’s certainly a great PSU with the only downside being the lack of modular cables.
It comes with a host of technology, 5 years warranty and it stands stable and strong despite the high workload over many hours.