XFX XTR 750W Power Supply Review
XFX in the past has generally shown to be an excellent computer power supply brand to go with in terms of overall quality and performance. Today we review its XTR 750 watt PSU that comes with "The XFactor." That means we have "EasyRail Plus Technology," the "Total Thermal System," and "Ultra Quiet Fan Design."
XFX is a division of PINE Technology Holdings Limited (along with Samtack) which was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. The XFX division is a leading AIB partner of NVIDIA based video cards and motherboards. Recently however, XFX has taken to expanding its product portfolio to include ATI based video solutions and now computer power supplies. With PINE's worldwide distribution network, XFX could be poised to become one of the next big brands in the consumer power supply market. Today, we are looking at a product from XFX's new XTR line of power supplies the XTR 750W (P1-750B-BEFX) which is not to be confused with the XFX PRO Series 750W (P1-750B-BEFX - the page has recently been taken down) that has the exact same product number that you can still buy. Once you figure out which power supply you are dealing with, you will notice that the XTR 750W is made by Seasonic, which is a good thing.
Seasonic is one of the older companies producing consumer power supplies having been founded in 1975 and entering the PC power supply production market in 1980. During that more than 30 years as a company Seasonic has cultivated lines of power supplies that are today some of the standard bearers for efficiency and quiet computing. This focus, and its reputation for quality, has lead to a real explosion in production as Seasonic can be found providing OEM services on various model lines for Antec, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, and of course under its own Seasonic brand.
The XFX XTR 750W is the 9th power supply we have seen from XFX in addition to being the third 750W model we have seen from XFX. As we said in our recent Enermax Revolution X't 730W review, this unit comes to us at a time when we have had the opportunity to see a number of ~750W units covering different market segments from a number of different vendors in a very short time span. As such, this renewed interest in this market segment certainly provides the XFX XTR 750W with a significant amount of competition. However, these units will give us a rigorous baseline for what the market currently looks like and that is certainly a good thing in our perspective. Before moving on though, let's see what XFX has to say about this unit:
With even less than what we usually see from XFX about a power supply it is selling, we don't have a lot to go on about product placement for this unit. Also, is "xformance" even a word or a reasonable approximation of a word? Maybe if we move on and see what we have to look forward to when we purchase the XFX XTR 750W power supply in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality this placement will become clear.