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  • phoronix
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    SilverStone Strider Gold 750W

    Phoronix: SilverStone Strider Gold 750W

    Most often when mentioning SilverStone at Phoronix, it is about one of their phenomenally designed cases like the Temjin TJ10, Fortress FT02, or most recently the Fortress FT03. Enclosures and other peripherals aren't our primary focus at Phoronix for being a Linux-focused hardware outfit, but it's always interesting seeing as what SilverStone comes up with in their new designs. Even though their products have been reviewed at Phoronix for the past six years, their new products always manage to push the envelope further. When it's not a SilverStone enclosure, it's usually a power supply, and that's what we're looking at today; up on the review block is a SilverStone Strider Gold 750W.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=16019

  • jalyst
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    johhnyguru (& to a lesser extent badcaps) is by far the best resource I've come across on the net for PSU's news/reviews/discussion.
    Some of the aforementioned websites are also very good.

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  • b15hop
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    This is a good preview otherwise... Yes it's not a detailed review. More or less a summery of the capabilities of the product. Phoronix gives us the confidence that such product is at least LINUX tested... Not that it matters, but you get my point. It lets the world know that there are other people out there using the hardware on something other than windows. Maybe Phoronix could co-link (like a reference) to other sites that have trusted reviews on the hardware.

    Those guys at HardOCP / Hardware secrets / Overclockers tend to have more testing equipment. Co-linking to other sites would back up claims that Phoronix makes about specific hardware. Much like someone writing a thesis to earn a Phd would need to prove that what they say is not just jibber jabber sales hype. Phoronix could write a smaller run down review, and use citation to allow those hardcore readers to gain further information about the product they're interested in.

    Power supplies in themselves, have quite a extensive feature list. They've come a long way from the old AT designs. Even linking to say wiki might be a nice idea... As long as the articles don't become convoluted. The idea is that the article covers both grounds where those who want depth can get what they want. Yet those who just want a short summery can choose to read only what's important. Ie, is this product good ... Pro's / cons etc...

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  • Kivada
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    No, I don't agree with that one. It doesn't make sense to cap to 85, or to cap to anything. Because then you're not measuring speed, you're measuring the ability to reach the cap. And this is not what benchmarking is about. Benchmarking is there to tells us who is the fastest, not who can reach the cap. As an example, if a card reaches the 85 cap, but without it would go to 87, and another would go to 500, then that says a lot about which is the superior hardware/driver. It tells you which one is future proof. Today's 500FPS monster will be tomorrow's 85FPS cap reacher. Today's 85'er will be tomorrow's useless paper weight.
    Thats not what I'm saying, you don't need to scale the graph past that point just show that it goes off the chart and provide the FPS it pumped out. No more of this crap of having the be completely non standard, with lines at 27, 43 and 109.

    In other words, make them more human readable since allot of us skim through review pages as the text is usually canned and irrelevant if you've already read it a month before on a review of similar hardware. The entire point of the graphs should be data at a glance, else it's no more readable then a badly made spread sheet.

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by Kivada View Post
    Not to mention the fact that the graps are always all over the place, they need set thresholds at 30, 60, 85 and 120FPS, as we all know, 30 is the standard minimum threshold for smooth gameplay, 60 is the speed most every LCD caps at, 85 where those with CRTs capped out at, anything higher should really have it's bar cut off since you're pushing more frames then you can possibly display anyways, so just providing the umber is sufficient.
    No, I don't agree with that one. It doesn't make sense to cap to 85, or to cap to anything. Because then you're not measuring speed, you're measuring the ability to reach the cap. And this is not what benchmarking is about. Benchmarking is there to tells us who is the fastest, not who can reach the cap. As an example, if a card reaches the 85 cap, but without it would go to 87, and another would go to 500, then that says a lot about which is the superior hardware/driver. It tells you which one is future proof. Today's 500FPS monster will be tomorrow's 85FPS cap reacher. Today's 85'er will be tomorrow's useless paper weight.
    Last edited by RealNC; 05-23-2011, 05:24 PM.

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  • Kivada
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    That article was one of the most stupid "reviews" I ever read. When seeing the "approved" logo at the end, I almost laughed out loud. I hope Michael is aware that such articles are actually damaging the credibility of Phoronix, because it's pretty obvious that he's getting paid to deliver forged "reviews" to its readers. Keep it up and this site will enter the "biggest bullshit spreading 'news' sites on the Internet" list.

    Phoronix is visited mostly by somewhat technically adept people, so it's impossible to sell us this BS. If the readers were your average Random J. Clueless, they might have worked.
    What credibility? He's burned almost all of that with sensationalist headlines, half accurate news pieces, the constant page view whoring of "Steam for Linux", drowning the site in excessive ads and the half assed reviewing of things like the OSS drivers because he doesn't want to take the time to run the tests twice as most Windows sites do when they use custom settings, hell, some do 4 test sets I.E. stock settings stock speed, stock settings overclocked, custom settings stock clock, custom settings overclocked.

    Not to mention the fact that the graps are always all over the place, they need set thresholds at 30, 60, 85 and 120FPS, as we all know, 30 is the standard minimum threshold for smooth gameplay, 60 is the speed most every LCD caps at, 85 where those with CRTs capped out at, anything higher should really have it's bar cut off since you're pushing more frames then you can possibly display anyways, so just providing the umber is sufficient.

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  • PreferLinux
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    I agree with the first three post, and not to say I don't agree with the next ones. Doing this kind of "review" is worse than none, because it gives people the (possibly false) impression that the PSU is a good, reliable unit, when it has not been tested properly, and could be really bad.

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  • RealNC
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    That article was one of the most stupid "reviews" I ever read. When seeing the "approved" logo at the end, I almost laughed out loud. I hope Michael is aware that such articles are actually damaging the credibility of Phoronix, because it's pretty obvious that he's getting paid to deliver forged "reviews" to its readers. Keep it up and this site will enter the "biggest bullshit spreading 'news' sites on the Internet" list.

    Phoronix is visited mostly by somewhat technically adept people, so it's impossible to sell us this BS. If the readers were your average Random J. Clueless, they might have worked.
    Last edited by RealNC; 05-22-2011, 02:37 AM.

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  • Artemis3
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    Useless

    There were no tests done, this is pointless and tell us nothing about this PSU. Even Tom's Hardware has more useful PSU articles.

    A single fact is that PSU brands lie, and they lie a lot. You just can't cite the specs on the sticker and believe them. The point in reviewing PSUs is to separate facts from lies; not take pretty pics and repeat their bundled texts.

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  • roland
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    Unless the heading was edited, "REVIEW" is hardly displayed prominantly. The word is just used casually at the end of the introduction. Why is everyone jumping all of his back?

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