New EU Regulation
Affects Power Supply Efficiency Standards

Regulation No 617/2013 is part of the Ecodesign Directive 2009-125-EC designed to standardize efficiency levels in modern computer systems. As of 1st of July 2014 this has come into effect, the new regulation concerns PSUs in general - from laptops to high-end gaming PCs - and therefore concerns all power supply providers.

As part of the new EU regulation all internally installed power supplies must achieve a minimum level of efficiency in several load conditions and have a power factor of 0.9 at full load.

This means:
20% load: efficiency of 82%
50% load: efficiency of 85%
100% load: efficiency of 82% and power factor of 0.9

These efficiencies correspond to the previous 80Plus Bronze certification, but based on the European 230V AC power. The power supplies are allowed in the off state does not exceed the consumption of 0.5 watts. This corresponds to the Erp Lot 6 preset.

The Ecodesign Directive 2009-125-EC from last year, Regulation No 617/2013

Erp Lot 6 preset

Test Results

Cooler Master PSU

No 80Plus 80Plus Bronze 80Plus Gold 80Plus Platinum
Power Factor (230V) B500* B600* B700* G550M G650M G750M V450SM V550SM V650SM V750SM V850 V1000 V1200
100% 0.9935 0.9940 0.9920 0.9782 0.9730 0.9828 0.9784 0.9780 0.9620 0.9773 0.9868 0.9860 0.9820
50% 0.9888 0.9900 0.9880 0.9551 0.9500 0.9656 0.9551 0.9580 0.9310 0.9595 0.9787 0.9750 0.9689
20% 0.9300 0.9170 0.9840 0.8681 0.9740 0.8984 0.8457 0.8790 0.8500 0.8984 0.9333 0.9230 0.9203
10% 0.6570 0.6880 0.7280 0.7156 0.7629 0.7946 0.6482 0.7071 0.7490 0.8099 0.8500 0.8500 0.8652
Efficiency (230V) B500* B600* B700* G550M G650M G750M V450SM V550SM V650SM V750SM V850 V1000 V1200
100% 82.33 82.98 82.34 85.05 85.12 86.10 89.96 89.73 89.42 89.81 89.90 90.46 91.90
50% 86.33 86.85 86.87 89.02 89.05 90.20 92.10 92.46 91.44 92.10 92.16 93.12 94.30
20% 85.20 85.75 86.07 88.07 89.47 89.60 91.43 92.25 90.35 92.48 91.29 92.66 91.80
10% 79.51 81.03 82.51 83.46 85.60 85.70 88.06 89.30 86.65 89.34 88.61 89.91 88.30
Standby Power Consumption (230V) B500* B600* B700* G550M G650M G750M V450SM V550SM V650SM V750SM V850 V1000 V1200
0.25 0.27 0.22 0.18 0.17 0.18 0.20 0.20 0.18 0.18 0.20 0.15 0.16

*Recently upgraded to B Ver.2 Series