This time around we have a newcomer to our PSU test bench that almost everyone is sure to be familiar with. In-Win is well known for their wide selection of cases and a few power supplies. Earlier this year, In-Win launched a new series of power supplies dubbed GreenMe. The first thing that many will think by seeing the name is that the GreenMe is simply a highly efficient power supply that will suck down less power than the rest, but that couldn't be further from reality.
Taking a look at the specifications for the GreenMe series, you will find that these power supplies are only rated for 80Plus Bronze efficiency, reaching a maximum of 85% efficiency. Dig deeper into the name and we find out that GreenMe is more of a concept than a name that is "designed to protect our environment, our goal to create a bigger change with every subsequent step we take towards greater environmental responsibility."
There are two very big parts to this. The first is that all GreenMe power supplies are packed in a recycled cardboard box and that natural soy ink is used for the printing. The second is that In-Win has committed to donating $1 USD to the WWF for every unit sold in order to further protect the environment.
The GreenMe power supplies themselves look good on paper, too. Available in 550W, 650W and 750W flavors, the units sport up to four 12V rails. In-Win says that they use Japanese capacitors on the inside and that all the cables are fully sleeved. If they perform as well as they sound, they could prove to be both a benefit to you and the environment at the same time.
Let's start taking an in-depth look at the GreenMe 750W to find out what it has to offer.
Specifications, Availability and Pricing
We haven't seen a quad rail power supply in the 700W-900W range for a while, but the GreenMe 750W offers four 12V rails. Each is rated for 25A with a combined output of 648W or 54A. Both the 3.3V and 5V rails are rated for 20A each for total of 120W. The 5VSB rail is rated for 3A or 15W. Maximum total output is 750W.
Taking a look at the feature summary, we can tell that this is certainly more of a budget power supply. The unit doesn't have any modular cables, but all of them are fully sleeved. Nowhere does In-Win list that the GreenMe 750W features over temperature protection. Also lacking from the feature list is the rating for 100% continuous output at 50C. All GreenMe power supplies are rated for 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency.
We had a bit of trouble finding the GreenMe 750W power supply for sale. In-Win lists the MSRP of the unit at $99 and we were able to find it for sale at AireTech IT for $90.43, but that doesn't do those of us in the U.S. much good since they are a UK company. Even In-Win doesn't offer the unit for sale on their own website. We were however able to find the 650W model available at Newegg, so we suspect there is just a stock issue at the moment.
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