XFX XT500 500w Power Supply Overview

XFX XT500 500w Power Supply Overview 4

Introduction & Specifications


Brand: XFX
Model: XT500 80PLUS Bronze
UK Price: £42.95 @ Amazon UK (At time of review)
US Price: N/A

A power supply in simple terms is a core component which provides power to a specific device; in this instance, it’s to do with computers. Now whether you are computer literate, or not so “into” PCs, the power supply isn’t just the backbone behind any system, it is one that needs to be reliable and provide the utmost stability.

Say hello to the latest budget offering from XFX, the XT500 500w with its non-modular design and 120mm internal fan to keep those components nice and cool.

XFX XT500 Box

Before we take a look at the XT500, below is a full list of the specifications:


Specifications & Features


+12V Rail Outputs : Single
100% Tested and Verified : Y
ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 Compliant : Y
ATX12V 2.31 Compliant : Y
Compatible with Intel and AMD platforms : Y
UPC Number : 778656069244


CrossFire Ready : Y
SLI Ready : Y


AC Input Current (Arms) : 8-5 Amps (rms)
AC Input Frequency (Hz) : 50/60 Hz
AC Input Voltage (Vac) : 100-240 VAC
Efficiency @ Typical Load : Up to 85%
Energy-Efficiency : 80 Plus Bronze Certified
Maximum Wattage : 500 Watts


Tight voltage regulation (±5%) : Y


Max -12V Output Current (A) : 0.3A
Max +12V Output Current (A) : 38A (up to 465W, 93% of 500W)
Max +3.3V Output Current (A) : 20A (combined +3.3V & +5V up to 102W)
Max +5V Output Current (A) : 15A (combined +3.3V & +5V up to 102W)
Max +5VSB Output Current (A) : 2.5A


Fixed FDD : One Connector 10cm
Fixed (Molex): 2, 1x Fixed Flat cable (40+10cm)
Fixed PCI-E Connectors : 2, 1x Fixed Flat cable  (6+2)pin+(6+2)pin (55+10cm)
Fixed ATX12V / EPS12V : 2, 2x Fixed Flat cable (4+4)pin (55cm)
Fixed Motherboard Connector : 1x sleeved (20+4)pin (50cm)
Fixed SATA : 6, 2x Fixed Flat Cable (45+15+15cm)


Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) : Y
Over Current Protection (OCP) : Y
Over Power Protection (OPP) : Y
Over Voltage Protection (OVP) : Y
Short Circuit Protection (SCP) : Y
Under Voltage Protection (UVP) : Y

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