Lepa G-Series 1600W review: very powerful PSU

The Lepa G1600 power supply promises 1600 watts. Whether it can live up to that, you're about to find out

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Introduction

Enermax has been releasing products under a second brand name for a while now, called Lepa. The exact positioning of this sub-brand is not entirely clear, as Enermax itself wants the world to see Lepa not as budget-Enermax, just different than Enermax. While there are indeed different products under the Lepa name, the type of products is the same. That means power supplies, case fans and computer chassis. Lepa products are currently being sold by the same outlets that carry Enermax products. Perhaps it's the Unilever approach, power in numbers. By releasing a product under various names the likelihood that a consumer will end up with one of them increases.


In order for us to get acquainted with Lepa, Enermax sent us a G-series 1600W power supply. The target audience for this supply is quite limited, that is clear. You really need to try hard to build a PC that can use that much power, at least three or four high-end graphics cards with preferably two processors and all of them overclocked to even get close to 1600W. It's a bit surprising that Enermax is launching such an exclusive power supply under a new brand name, since it's basically guaranteed to not be a big seller with such a small market for powerful PSUs. Enermax even claims a peak performance of 1700W for this Lepa G-Series 1600W.

Lepa G-Series 1600W

The 80 Plus Gold power supply has six 12V rails that can supply 20, 20, 30, 30, 30 and 30 ampère. In total the 12V rails can supply 133 ampère. The Lepa G-Series 1600W is completely modular, and offers 10 molex, 14 SATA and eight 6/8-pin PEG connectors. The exterior of the power supply with its dark grey colour and brushed finish give it a robust look. It has a 14 cm built-in fan.

Internal components include "Grade A" Japanese capacitors that are validated to stay functional up to 105 degrees. The 5V and 3.3V current goes via a DC/DC converter to increase efficiency.

Lepa G-Series 1600W


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