Antec intros new 80% efficient power supplies
A trio of new power supplies has joined Antec's lineup. Like the company's NeoHE models, the new PSUs are marketed as power-efficient. This time, however, Antec has sought 80 Plus
efficiency certification and dubbed the new power supplies "EarthWatts." The EarthWatts series is launching in 380W
, and 500W
variants. All three models feature dual +12V rails, at least 80% efficiency at 100% load, active power factor correction, and compliance with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive. Somewhat disappointingly, though, Antec cools all three units with a single 80mm fan, which suggests higher noise levels than competing high-efficiency offerings from companies like Seasonic that often have larger 120mm fans.