XFX PRO 650 W XXX Edition Power Supply Review

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Introduction

The PRO “XXX Edition” is a new power supply series from XFX with a modular cabling system and the 80 Plus Bronze certification. Models from XFX without a modular cabling system are called “Core Edition.” Let’s see how the 650 W model fared on our tests.

Power supplies from XFX are manufactured by Seasonic. The PRO 650 W XXX Edition is a relabeled Seasonic M12II Bronze 650 W (SS-650AM). Internally, this power supply is slightly different from the PRO 650 W “Core Edition,” and we will point out the differences throughout the review.

XFX Pro 650w XXX EditionFigure 1: XFX PRO 650 W XXX Edition power supply

XFX Pro 650w XXX EditionFigure 2: XFX PRO 650 W XXX Edition power supply

The XFX PRO 650 W XXX Edition is 6.3” (160 mm) deep, using a 135 mm ball bearing fan on its bottom (ADDA ADN512UB-A90).

XFX Pro 650w XXX EditionFigure 3: Fan

The reviewed power supply has a modular cabling system with six connectors: two for video cards or ATX12V/EPS12Vconnectors and four for SATA or peripheral power cables. The main motherboard cable, the ATX12V/EPS12V, and one video card cable are permanently attached to the power supply, and they are protected with nylon sleeves that come from inside the unit. This power supply comes with the following cables:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 21.3” (54 cm) long, permanently attached to the power supply
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 23.6” (60 cm) long, permanently attached to the power supply
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 21.6” (55 cm) long, modular cabling system
  • One cable with two six/eight-pin connectors for video cards, 21.3” (54 cm) to the first connector, 3.9” (10 cm) between connectors, permanently attached to the power supply
  • One cable with two six/eight-pin connectors for video cards, 21.3” (54 cm) to the first connector, 3.9” (10 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with four SATA power connectors, 16.5” (42 cm) to the first connector, 4.7” (12 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • Two cables, each with two SATA power connectors, 16.5” (42 cm) to the first connector, 4.7” (12 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with four standard peripheral power connectors, 16.5” (42 cm) to the first connector, 4.7” (12 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with two standard peripheral power connectors, 16.5” (42 cm) to the first connector, 4.7” (12 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One adapter to convert one standard peripheral power connector into one floppy disk drive power connector

All wires are 18 AWG, which is the minimum recommended gauge. This is a good configuration for a 650 W power supply, allowing you to install two high-end video cards that require two auxiliary power connectors each without the need for adapters.

XFX Pro 650w XXX EditionFigure 4: Cables

Let’s now take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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