Gigabyte Odin GT 800W Power Supply Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
If you werent aware that Gigabyte was in the power supplies business, dont worry because you arent alone! In fact, the Odin series represents their first entry into the PSU market. Anandtech has just posted a review of the Gigabyte Odin GT 800W power supply.
Heres what they had to say:
At present, this power supply goes for around $230 USD and it's not yet listed in any European shops. There are power supplies that are available for less money that can provide equal or better results than the Odin 800, but it does provide some extras that might tip the balance back in its favor. The software that comes with this PSU is clearly worth taking into consideration, and you do get extra thermal diodes and a controllable fan header that some might find desirable. With any new technology there is always the potential for a high failure rate, but our initial results are positive and we hope that the build quality from CWT holds what it promised.
Gigabyte has to be commended for making zero sacrifices in the design of this power supply. Absolutely everything screams quality. Top-notch Japanese capacitors, innovative monitoring/management features, terrific sleeved cables, user-friendly packaging. However, the overall performance of the reviewed unit was slightly disappointing. After hearing glowing statements about the Odin GT 550W PSU, I expected similarly flawless performance from the 800W model. The efficiency was terrific, but all the voltage rails seemed to be on the low side, even with very little load applied. I suspect that Anandtech received a subpar unit, but we will have to wait for other reviews before making a final judgement.
Click here to read the full review.
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