The SilverStone ST60F-TI Strider Titanium 600W PSU Reviewby E. Fylladitakis on July 29, 2016 8:00 AM EST
Hot Test Results
As it can be seen in the below tables, the SilverStone Strider Titanium offers stunningly low power quality for a PSU of this class. The voltage regulation is great, with an excellent regulation of just 1.1% for the 12V line and very good 2.4%/2.8% for the 3.3V/5V lines respectively. However, the filtering is shockingly lacking, with our instruments recording a maximum voltage ripple of 106 mV on the 12V line, flirting with the 120 mV design limit. The maximum voltage ripple on the 3.3V and 5V lines is 34 mV and 40 mV respectively, for a design limit of 50 mV.
|Load (Watts)||120.98 W||302.05 W||449.09 W||596.96 W|
(20% to 100% load)
|Voltage Ripple (mV)|
|20% Load||50% Load||75% Load||100% Load||CL1
3.3V + 5V
Even though this PSU is rated at 40 °C, we had no problem reaching its maximum power output with a significantly higher ambient temperature. The impact on the conversion efficiency was tiny, with average nominal load (20-100%) efficiency dropping by just 0.7%. The drop was balanced across the entire load range and only slightly greater at maximum load, indicating that the components are not being overly stressed. The maximum efficiency now is 93.3% at 50% load, dropping down to a minimum of 90.2% at maximum load.
The thermal design of the Strider Titanium relies on its high efficiency and abnormally large heatsinks but the high ambient temperature would inevitably force the fan to increase its speed. Nevertheless, the PSU is capable of maintaining comfortable noise levels up to 40-45% load even under such conditions. Beyond that point, the Hong Hua fan does become noisy but, considering the operating conditions, the sound pressure is at reasonable levels. The internal temperatures of the PSU are very reasonable, reaching up to a maximum of 84.5 °C under maximum load.