DNA 200 vs Yihi: The Chips Inside Your Box Mod & How They Differ

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EVOLV DNA 200 or Yihi? Who makes the best vape chips? Also: how do setups from Sigelei, Joyetech and Smok compare?

There are some chips that are better than others but that doesn’t mean that the cheaper chipsets are bad; rather, it just means they don’t offer what the high end chipsets offer. In turn, they cost less and this is great from a consumer perspective.

Some chipsets are more well known than others. But the biggest of ALL is EVOLV’s DNA 200, which is found inside some of the best box mods currently available right now.

Box-Mods like the AWESOME VaporShark DNA 200.

EVOLV DNA 200: What Makes It So Good?

The Evolv chip allows for a fully customisable vape experience. You can alter the way your screen looks and acts, you can alter the way your mod operates, you can even fine tune your settings to cater to your exact vape style.

“The DNA 200 is a power regulated digital switch-mode DC-DC converter for personal vaporizers,” said EVOLV. “It features Evolv’s patented Wattage Control, Temperature Protection, Preheat, Digital User Controls, OLED Screen, Onboard Buttons and Synchronous Rectification for maximum battery life and minimal heat generation. The DNA 200 runs from a 3 cell lithium polymer battery, and features cell-by-cell battery monitoring and integrated balance charger. The USB port and Evolv’s EScribe software can be used to customize or monitor the user experience. It is the most advanced personal vaporizer controller ever made. The DNA 200 is vaping down to a science.”

Impressive? In the eyes of some, yes, very impressive indeed. The only reason for getting a device with the Evolv DNA 200 chipset in it is if you are a tinkerer and love to play around with settings.

You can alter, change and save multiple vaping setups and styles. It also features market-leading safety features, meaning you can always rest assured that your box-mod won’t explode and rip your eyes out.

The Yihi Chipset

The next chipset in line really doesn’t need an introduction — it is the Yihi chip. This little setup was THE pioneer in bringing the first high wattage devices to market back in the day.

Yihi doesn’t allow the full customisation as the Evolv DNA 200 chipset but it does offer very good options. For those wanting a top of the line reliable precision chip, that is ready to go out of the box, at a much lower price point than the DNA200 then the Yihi chipset is the best way to go.

The above two listed chipsets are the best on the market bar none. Other chipsets have come out from various companies doing their own in house chips such as Sigelei, Joyetech and Smok. These chipsets are cheaper and they do get the job done — they just lack the finesse of the Yihi and DNA200.

Two excellent examples of mods that use YiHi chipsets are:

For power wattage devices these in house chips by Sigelei, Joyetech and Smok are perfect at their job. Take the Reuleaux RX200, for instance, it runs on JoyTech’s RX200 platform and it is utterly superb.

The more costly chipsets from EVOLV and Yihi are just slicker, more feature-packed setups that offer more options and allow OEMs to charge higher prices for their gear.

For the most part, if you’re rocking a TC mod and it costs under $100, chances are it is running a lesser known chipset, like the RX200, but do not be put off by this — these are still excellent vaping machines, and highly capable to boot.


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