80 Plus Standard / bronze / silver / gold
80 PLUS is a certification awarded for a power supply's efficiency level. The more efficient the power supply, the better the level of 80 Plus certificate. The efficiency levels are differentiated using the Olympic medal system, with bronze, silver and gold certificates. More information about 80 PLUS can be found on its homepage at: http://www.80plus.org
ATI, AMD Game Ready
AMD Game Ready is a standard for gaming computers. It was defined by hardware maker AMD to make it easier for computer gamers to purchase pre-assembled PC systems. The principle also applies to power supplies that meet the requirement of AMD Games Ready PCs.
This symbol stands for Denmark's DEMKO certification. DEMKO is an independent company founded in 1928 by the Danish government to test product safety. Its task is similar to that of Germany's TÜV: DEMKO inspects electronic products for safety and awards the corresponding symbol where the proper requirements are met.
Energy Star (5.0)
Energy Star certifies that electric devices meet the energy saving criteria set out by the American EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the US Department of Energy. One important criteria is that a switched-on device move automatically into energy-saving standby mode after certain amount of time.
Fimko is the leading testing and certification institute for electronic devices in Finland. The Fimko certificate stands for safety, environmental compatibility and quality in an electronic device and is well regarded across Europe and beyond.
Intel® is an American microprocessor maker. The company was founded in 1968. Intel is currently the world's largest producer of computer processors. Alongside main processors, Intel also creates chipsets for mainboards and flash storage, such as that used in USB sticks.
ROHS is an EU guideline for limitation of the usage of specific dangerous materials in electric and electronic devices. It came into effect in July 2006 and is intended to regulate the use of hazardous and environmentally damaging materials in electronic components.
Scan Line Interleave - SLI for short – describes the function that allows several graphics cards to operate within one computer. The 3dfx company first deployed SLI in 1996 to increase the performance of its Voodoo graphics cards. Today the term SLI is always used in relation to graphics card maker NVIDIA. SLI divides the graphics performance between two graphics cards running in one computer. This permits improved graphics performance.
The encircled S is a Swedish safety symbol found throughout Europe and assigned by the Intertek testing institution. It stands for security of electronic devices and indicates that the device fulfils the European security functions.
TÜV (Technischer Überwachungs-Verein) is well known in Germany and beyond through the mandatory bi-annual inspections of cars and motorcycles. It is a registered association and, beyond its efforts with motorised vehicles, also inspects consumer goods for safety.