Perhaps the power provider is the piece that receives less attention from the community of players and desktop lovers in general, it is not directly responsible for processing graphical data and pumping frames to your screen such as a graphics card, nor is it responsible for processing digital data and processing The complex calculation to produce the video file you want or work like a memory that accommodates all the web pages you open simultaneously on Google Chrome.
But this piece is the beating heart that supplies the whole body with blood, it is considered one of the most important pieces that you should look for its quality and reliability to maintain the stability of the performance of all pieces and not the exposure of one of your pieces to failure or worse burned due to instability in the supply of energy.
This piece is like an unknown soldier who plays a vital and important role throughout the war without feeling it … But despite the introduction that you might think that choosing that piece is difficult and complicated, the truth is far from that, the criteria on which you can choose power providers are clear and it will be simple once you know them.
Today we will review one of the newest arrivals in the power supply market, XPG Core Reactor, and show you the criteria by which you can choose the power provider and whether the latest ADATA or, rather, its XPG brand owns it.
We have recently seen a significant expansion of ADATA in terms of providing all the parts of computers after it was previously only providing terminals directed to players only, and the company has become providing computer boxes and heat dispersers and finally power supplies such as the power supply that we have today XPG Core Reactor 650 Watts.
We first review the supplier’s specifications before we move on to take a look at what it looks like and the cables that come with it and then move on to test it and try it in practice.
XPG Core Reactor 650 Watt specifications
This comes with an 80 Plus Gold certificate which means that the efficiency of the provider will not be less than 87% in any case … In other words, this provider, which can produce a maximum of 650 watts of power, will consume only 13% more actual wall power than it can provide… Someone might wonder where that excess 13% of the supply goes? On this question, I answer that this ratio is turning into heat because energy is not destroyed or created from nowhere and that excess energy must be transformed into some form of energy.
Choosing a better certification power provider not only means greater energy savings but also greater reliability in the power provider, which will not experience overheating of its components and therefore longer life. And less fan consumption that won’t need to spin more quickly to cool the provider’s internal components, which ultimately benefits the consumer with longer life compared to suppliers with a lower certification.
Far from that point, the provider comes with multiple security modes:
OPP means Over Power Protection or Excess Energy Protection
OVP, which means Over Voltage Protection, protects the provider from excess voltages and prevents damage if it reaches the provider of voltages higher than estimated.
SCP means Short Circuit Protection or short circuit protection that may occur when internal components come into contact and may damage some components of the provider.
OCP means Over Current Protection, which protects the provider from overloading.
OTP means Over Temperature Protection, which, as its name shows, protects the power provider from overheating by shutting down the provider when the temperature rises above a certain limit.
OTP, which means Over Temperature protection and means protection from excess heat
SIP, which means Surge & Inrush Protection, is the provider’s protection for internal components from combustion when exposed to a sudden load or rapid power surge.
A look at The XPG Core Reactor 650 Watt Power Provider
The modular design comes with a design which means that the cables that come with this provider can be taken off and installed independently for each cable … The processor comes with a simple design with the name of the supplier on its side and the XPG logo on the top of the 12-centimeter fan.
It comes with a canvas bag with all the wires for easy keeping and keeping them from getting lost and has a stylish look with red accents and an XPG logo.
At the back, the provider has a large network to be able to flush out the hot air through it as well as where the power cable is installed.
Comes with the following wiring provider:
1 24-Pin mainboard power cable 1 cable for power supply of the sensor 4+4 Pin 2 cable for 8+8 Pin card cards 3 Cable SATA each has 4 ports to have 12 SATA ports 1 Cable Molex has four outlets Plus cable to power the power supply from the wall
XPG Core Reactor Performance Test
We move on to the most important part of the review which is the provider test during traditional workloads … The most important point of control over the quality of the supply is its stability when placing a large load on it … That’s why we put constant pressure on the test platform, which was made up of the following pieces:
Motherboard: ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X at 4.2 GHz Random Decorators: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200 MHz Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Founders edition
We put the load on the entire device through the Aida64 Extreme compression program and then measured the voltage change to see if a sudden voltage failure or change occurred during the pressure period of approximately 40 minutes.
In the end, we can say that the XPG brand has succeeded in reintroducing itself in a new market of computer parts by offering it to the power provider XPG Core Reactor, which is also available with a capacity of 750 and 850 watts … The company also offers a 10-year warranty, which demonstrates the company’s confidence in this provider.
The price point is not yet clear, this provider is available on foreign purchasing sites at a price of up to $130 which is an overpriced price if compared with power providers that come with the same capacity and certification.
But as we’ve seen in many of the previous products, XPG has a different pricing policy when it comes to the Middle East markets so we have to wait and see the official price when this product is available in the Arab markets before we judge the price point once and for all.