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Fractal Ion+ 2 Platinum 860W PSU Review

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Testing

System Config:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
  • MSI X570 Godlike Gaming
  • Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition
  • 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Fury RGB 3600Mhz
  • Corsair MP600 2TB

 

We’ll start out saying we aren’t equipped to do extremely detailed electrical analysis required to pick apart a modern power supply. It takes laboratory-grade dedicated equipment so we’ll have to make do with some less precise testing. While we normally use a good Fluke Digital Multi-meter, we’ve found the onboard monitoring solutions in modern motherboards to be quite accurate and able to be easily logged with utilities like HWiNFO. This is especially true of higher-end enthusiast-class boards that are oriented towards overclocking. We start monitoring and run a series of benchmarks and stress tests to ramp the system up and down from idle to full load of every component.

Fractal Ion+ 2 Platinum 860W PSU Review 1

Fractal’s Ion+ 2 Platinum provides excellent regulation on all three main rails with each staying well within 1.3%. The all-important 12V rail runs about a tenth of a volt hot which is perfectly fine and only deviates +/- 0.2% of that. None of the rails ever sag below their nominal value while testing.

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