FSP Everest 80Plus 700W PSU - Info, Features and Specifications

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FSP Everest 80Plus 700W PSU
Info, Features and Specifications
Inside the PSU and Test Setup
Testing the Everest 700W PSU

Features and Specifications:

As of late there has been a few companies that have branded their PSUs with "SLI Certified" logos that weren't actually certified.  We decided to see if this feature was accurate so we went over to the SLI Zone and found the Everest 80Plus 700W unit in the list for dual GeForce 7900GTX or dual GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB cards.  These are pretty dated, and I'm sure that the PSU could handle newer cards, but this is what it is certified for.  Keep that in mind as you purchase a new PSU - check what cards it can handle.  If you figured that it could handle a pair of GeForce GTX 280's, you may have been hoping for a little more than it can give.  In short, the FSP Everest 80Plus 700W Modular PSU is indeed SLI Certified, but on four generation old cards only.  Why?  Check out the PSU label below for a hint.

PSU Label
PSU Label

 

The values on the label look pretty good and FSP is certainly conservative with their "Total Power" rating based on the amperage available to each rail.  Simple math says that the 3.3v and 5v rails should actually be capable of 268.8W.  The combined wattage of the +12v rails is 864W max and the -12v and +5vsb is 24.6W.  Total max output is theoretically 1132.8W, but this is where things get interesting.  The chart on the product page for this PSU shows something a little different.

Output

 

Obviously we don't expect any PSU to meet its theoretical output capabilities, and neither do the manufacturers.  That's why they state that a 18A Max +12v line (18A * 12v = 216W) is capable of 130W according to the PSU label.  What is more interesting is what the chart shows above.  The +12v lines are only rated at 9A under "normal" load which translates to a mere 108W / +12v rail.  "Normal" output is rated at a total of 578.7W and we must keep this in mind a little later on.

Now we can take a look at the features and specifications after seeing why this is only certified for 7x00 series SLI.

:|: FEATURES : :|: SPECIFICATIONS :
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:|: MAIN 20+4.PIN | P4 4.PIN | EPS 8.PIN :|: EFFICIENCY: 85%+ TYPICAL

:|: SUPPORTS MULTI.CORE CPU SYSTEM

:|: LOW RIPPLE | LOW OPERATING NOISE
:|: ULTRA-QUIET 120mm B.B. FAN | ACOUSTIC :|: OPERATING TEMPERATURE: 10 TO +40C
:|: ACTIVE.PFC | ULTRA-HIGH EFFICIENCY :|: STORAGE TEMPERATURE: -20 TO +80C
:|: MODULAR CABLE MANAGEMENT :|: HUMIDITY: 5-95% NON.CONDENSING
:|: SLI CERTIFIED :|: OVP:  OVER VOLTAGE OUTPUT PROTECTION
:|: THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM LINKED TO FAN :|: OCP:  OVER CURRENT OUTPUT PROTECTION
:|: ENERGY SAVER | 1.WATT STANDBY MODE :|: SCP: SHORT CIRCUIT OUTPUT PROTECTION
:|: THERMAL COATING CASING | LED SWITCH :|: 100% HI.POT TESTED
:|: MULTIPLE PCI-EXPRESS POWER SUPPORT :|: MTBF: 100,000 HOURS @ 25C AMBIENT 

 

This series of ultra-efficient PSU produces one of the highest ratio of power conversion available today, maintaining 80% at the very minimum, and up to 86% at optimal operating conditions.  Gamers In "GREEN" Heaven, this new Everest series of Advance ATX2.2 | EPS2.91 PSUs are designed specifically for PC Gaming enthuses who are seeking the ultimate performance and value.  Available in 500-WATT, 600-WATT, AND 700-WATT, the Everest series represents the latest breakthrough in PC power design and technology.  It features super-charge power distribution for even the most performance demanding PC system available on the market today, with GREEN power in mind.  YOUR "GREEN" power, the way YOU want it, whenever YOU are ready for it, all models feature a unique, well-layout MODULAR-CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM that allows the most secured and flexible power bridging for your PC system integration needs.  The Everest series is proudly carry the legendary quality and performance tradition of FSP (Fortron-Source).  FSP Quality Assurance Program, a highly confident manufacturer’s direct service guarantees quality and performance for a period of 3-Year, included.  SLI CERTIFIED that includes 2 PCI-Express power output support, 1 standard 6-Pin and 1 GFX 150-Watt 6+2 (8-Pin) as standard for all model except for the 700-WATT, which has 1 (6-Pin) and 2 (6+2=8-Pin).  RoHS, Lead-Free, Green Product (G.P) global environmental friendly status.