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Gold Vs Platinum Wall Power Draw

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2021/07/26 21:00:44 (permalink)
Hi everyone, I am trying to figure out how much of a difference I should expect from a power supply that is gold vs platinum. 
 
For this example I will use 1300 G+ vs 1300 P+ 
 
Does it mean there's only around 2% efficiency difference between the two and wall power draw would be only 2% less between the two (assuming all same components/load)? 
 
 

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    Re: Gold Vs Platinum Wall Power Draw 2021/07/26 22:44:21 (permalink)

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    Re: Gold Vs Platinum Wall Power Draw 2021/07/27 11:03:54 (permalink)
    So from what I gather it sounds exactly like what I was thinking...
     
    A full load on a
     
    1300 P+ consumes 1443W
    1300 G+ consumes 1469W
     
    difference of 26w.
     
    50% load [650w] would be 
     
    1300 P+ consuming 702W
    1300 G+ consuming 715W 
     
    Difference of 13w. 
     
    Idk difference of $90 price seems a lot for that difference of power consumption. I always thought the difference was greater. 

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    Re: Gold Vs Platinum Wall Power Draw 2021/07/27 12:29:57 (permalink)
    If your only focus is on efficiency, then you are correct about the relatively close difference in efficiency.  The other differences, however, have to do with the ability of platinum or titanium models essentially doing the same as each level below it more efficiently, while also generating less heat, which also means less noise.  In some cases or applications, the heat and noise is very important.  
     
    You're not wrong if you're thinking that gold is already a great option.  The whole point of the 80PLUS system is geared towards driving more people to buy efficient power supplies, but you don't have to buy necessarily the most efficient power supply to have a very efficient power supply. 
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