FSP Hyper K 700W Introduction
Back in June, FSP products were made available in Pakistan’s Market thanks to Shingpoint distributions. And in the previous month, we had the opportunity to meet with the person in charge for Pakistan’s market from both FSP and Shingpoint in a bloggers meet event. At the event, we discussed the company’s history, what they do and are planning to do in the PK’s market. We also discussed two of their PSUs in depth, namely the FSP Hydro G 650w and FSP Hyper K 700W. And after the event, we were handed out the FSP Hyper K 700w for our in-depth analysis and review.
All that may look random to you in case you don’t know who FSP is and what exactly they do. But in case you do follow the international PC market, then I’m pretty sure you must have heard of their name. Founded in 1993, FSP is a well-known brand in the international PSU (Power Supply Unit) market. They also hold the record for the most 80+ rated PSUs, 437 in the 115V category alone. Which means there are a lot of options for you to look at. Nobody comes even close to that number. There are a few famous names in the PSU market you might be familiar with, but you wouldn’t know that they actually buy the designs from other companies. FSP on the other hand manufacture their own PSUs. And they don’t only manufacture/design the PSUs, rather they even manufacture some of the parts used in their PSUs at their own factories which enables them to have more control over their overall design.
Coming back to the PSU that we are looking at today, the Hyper K 700W. As the name suggests, It’s a 700 watt PSU but with the 230v 80+ rating. Now you must have heard of the 80+ rating, but the 230v EU rating must be something new for you. Well, in short, it means that the PSU is 85% efficient at 50% load while 82% in most of the other load cases.
Other features of the PSU include active PFC, single +12v rail, SATA array cable, over current, over voltage and short circuit protection, and meets ErP/ EuP 2013 standards. And no, it’s not semi-modular or fully modular PSUs as it’s meant to be a budget-friendly yet efficient PSU.
Here’s what FSP has to say about their Hyper K series:
HYPER K Series Power Supply meets the market mainstream and provides efficiency more than 85%. With the +12 single rail design, SATA array cable, optimized the airflow in case, no-hassle with case side panel.
|AC Input||200-240Vac ~ 5A 50-60Hz|
|Max Output Current||20A||20A||53A||0.3A||3.0A|
|Max Combined Power||150W||636W||18.6W|
|Rated Output Power||700W|
|Form Factor||ATX 12V V2.4 & EPS 12V V2.92|
|PFC||Active PFC (>0.9 typical)|
|Efficiency||Meet 85% @ Typical Load|
|Fan Type||120mm Sleeved Fan|
|Dimensions(Lx W x H)||150 x 140 x 86 mm|
|Operation Temp.||0~40°C / 32°F~104°F|
So let’s dive deeper into the review and start with the unboxing.