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» September 8, 2013 05:00PM

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Power Supplies News (201)

Deepcool Releases DQ1250 Power Supply

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: March 5, 2014 03:59PM
Author: Nick Harezga


A new power supply is available from Deepcool and as the name DQ1250 might suggest, it provides up to 1250W of power. In addition to the very high capacity, the DQ1250 has also been granted 80Plus Platinum certification, indicating that it is among the most efficient power supplies available. A pair of 12V power rails deliver 45A and 65A and high quality capacitors help to keep the power regulated. A fan control circuit keeps the fan powered off when the PSU is under 30% load or the temperature is below 25 degrees, helping to minimize noise when not needed. The DQ1250 also has a semi-modular design with all cables but the motherboard cables able to be attached at will.

Source: Press Release




Thermaltake Announces Toughpower Gold Series Power Supply Units

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: February 27, 2014 10:44AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Thermaltake, which is a leading provider of power supply units, computer chassis, and thermal solutions, has announced its new line of power supplies known as the Toughpower Gold Series. The new power supplies are available in 550W, 650W, and 750W and feature strict 80 PLUS GOLD certification, which ensures exceptional efficiency. Thermaltake has incorporated an ultra-quite 140mm fan within the Toughpower Gold Series power supply units, featuring a noise level of just 18db. Flat cables are also provided, making the modular aspect of the new power supply series that much easier to work with when routing cables in a computer chassis. A large and dedicated +12V rail is featured with the Toughpower series, providing ultimate performance and compatibility.

Source: Press Release



COUGAR Releases GX V3 Power Supply Series

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: February 24, 2014 10:47AM
Author: Brentt Moore

COUGAR has released its new GX V3 series power supplies that are targeted towards gamers and high-performance computer owners. The new power supplies incorporate a black coating along with a gold vent grill while also using minimal space within a computer chassis. COUGAR has ensured that GX V3 series power supplies are fully compliant with the 80-PLUS Gold standard, which allows the power supply units to feature peak efficiency of up to 93 percent. Efficiency is further emphasized, as the power supplies are ENERGY STAR 5.0 compliant and are also compliant with the latest Eco-Friendly EuP regulation, known as ErP Lot6 2013. COUGAR has implemented Rapid Switch Technology, DC to DC technology, and a CLC filter design, all which enhance the overall stability and efficiency of the GX V3 power supply series. The modular cabling system that is featured with the new GX V3 series utilizes flat cables, which provides less air flow restriction than traditional cabling and helps simplify installation.

The COUGAR GX V3 series power supplies are available in 600, 800, and 1050 watt models and MSRP for $109, $149, and $189, respectfully.

Source: Press Release



be quiet! Introduces New Power Supplies

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: February 11, 2014 06:19PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Two power supplies have been announce by be quiet!, a German cooling and power supply company. The new power supplies, SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2, boast a strong feature set that make them stand out from the competition. Both models are suitable in small form factor environments while still being able to support plenty of components, as each contains enough ports to power a modern Mini-ITX system. Sleeved cables for the SFX Power 2 run 35 to 50 centimeters long, while the TFX Power 2 provides sleeved cables that are 60 centimeters long. Efficiency is a strong point, with be quiet! offering 80PLUS Bronze certification for both power supplies, with a special version of the TFX Power 2 being 80PLUS Gold certified. The SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 conform to all major safety standards as well, to include OCP, OVP, UVP, SCP, and OPP, and also fulfill the newest European regulations ErP 2014.

Both power supply offerings are immediately available from be quiet! within the European market.

Source: Press Release



Corsair Announces Most Technologically Advanced and Efficient PSU

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: January 7, 2014 12:22PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


In the market for a new power supply to drive four top-of-the-line GPUs and more? You are in luck as Corsair has just announced the AX1500i Digital ATX PSU with its 1500 W output and 80 PLUS Titanium efficiency rating.

The new power supply builds on the AX1200i PSU's success, which was the world's first digital ATX power supply. By using DSP-controlled circuitry, streamlined component layout and count the AX1500i is able to achieve 94% energy efficiency at 50% at 115V, which meets the current draft for the 80 PLUS Titanium ranking. It is so efficient that the 140 mm fan will remain in Silent Zero RPM mode until 450 W or more are being drawn. Using Corsair Link you can also monitor and manually control fan speed.

The AX1500i will be available in the second quarter of this year with a suggested price of $449.99. It will come with eight PCIe cables to connect four GPUs and is backed by a seven-year warranty.

Source: Corsair



Corsair Announces CS Series Power Supplies

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: November 8, 2013 12:57PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The CS Series is set to be the newest series of modular power supplies from Corsair, aiming to "deliver 80 PLUS Gold efficiency on a Bronze budget." There will be four models available with power ratings of 450, 550, 650, and 750 watts, all of which are 80 PLUS Gold certified. An included fan runs near silent during everyday tasks, helping to minimize overall system noise. The CS Series will be almost completely modular, with two motherboard cables being the only permanent fixtures. Global Product Manager of PSUs Aaron Neal said, "They are perfect for users that want reliable, energy efficient power for their PCs at a price that won’t break their budget." The units will range in price from $89.99 for the 450W model to $119.99 for the 750W model and are available now.

Source: Press Release




Cooler Master Expands PSU Line Up With New GM Series

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: October 15, 2013 12:51PM
Author: Tobias Thydal

A new addition to Cooler Master's PSU line up has been released. Called the GM Series, it will be available in 450, 550, 650, and 750 W capacities. The PSUs will be semi-modular and have an 80PLUS Bronze certification. On top of that, they will use a unique 3D circuit design that will reduce the amount of unnecessary internal cabling, which in turn reduces crosstalk and signal noise, while allowing for better airflow to critical components. The GM Series will be based on a single +12 V rail design with a DC-DC module that increases voltage stability and overall efficiency. Furthermore, the PSUs will support C6/C7 sleep state along with a zero load operation feature, which ensures Haswell compatibility. 

The PSUs will be cooled by a single 120 mm fan and, as stated above, be semi-modular with flat ribbon cables. As for connectivity, the 650 W and 750 W will have a 24-pin ATX, an 8-pin EPS, four 6+2-pin PCI-Express, eight SATA, six Molex and one floppy connector. The 450 W and 550 W will have to settle with two 6+2-pin PCI-Express, and less Molex and SATA connectors.

The GM Series will be available in Europe as of next week with a MSRP set at around €41.93 for the G450M, €50.34 for the G550M, €58.74 for the G650M and €67.14 for the G750M.

Source: Fudzilla



OCZ Adds Two Power Supplies

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: September 26, 2013 02:53PM
Author: Nick Harezga


OCZ has announced that two power supplies it first introduced at Computex are now available for purchase. The two new PSUs join the Fatal1ty Series and have capacities of 550W and 750W. The new units are capable of hitting efficiency of 85% and have been given the 80-PLUS Bronze certification. A single +12V rail powers all of your components and a 135mm red LED fan keeps everything running cool. A fully modular design allows users to only plug in the cables that are necessary, helping to reduce clutter in their case. VP of Power Management Bob Roark said, "The new Fatal1ty 550 and 750W PSUs feature a brand new core and are not only quieter and more energy efficient but also provide customers with enhanced flexibility with a complete modular cable design."

Source: Press Release



Corsair Releases the RM Series of Power Supplies; Replaces the TX Series

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: September 12, 2013 03:01PM
Author: bp9801


Corsair, one of the leaders in pretty much anything related to computers, has launchd a new line of power supplies: the RM Series. It's an ultra-quiet PSU line that's designed to replace the existing TX Series, yet bumps the energy efficiency up to 80 PLUS Gold. The RM Series makes use of a Zero RPM Fan Mode, which spins the fan only when a heavy load is detected. Anything else and you'll have virtually silent operation, although it should be pretty quiet even when running since the custom-designed fan is meant to be super quiet. All of the RM Series PSUs feature high quality components for long-term reliability and stable power, and all are fully modular with low-profile cables for an easier routing time. Corsair is also going to sell individually sleeved cables in a variety of colors for anyone who wants a more customized appearance.

Capacities on the Corsair RM Series range from 450 to 1000 watts, with the 450W priced at $99.99, the 550W at $109.99, the 650W at $119.99, the 750W at $129.99, the 850W at $159.99, and the 1000W at $199.99. Each model includes a five-year warranty and should be available later this month. The 1000W model also includes a Corsair Bridge Cable to connect to a motherboard or Corsair Link hub for real-time monitoring. The Bridge Cable is optional for the other models, so you don't have to miss out on any readings.

Source: Press Release



Thermaltake Announces Software Controlled Power Supply

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: September 5, 2013 01:54PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The Toughpower DPS is the latest power supply from Thermaltake and will be available with capacities of 750W and 850W. This new PSU has a unique digital control system, using the Thermaltake DPSApp software to monitor and control its operation. The software enables users to monitor their electricity usage and cost, monitor changes in wattage, efficiency, and voltage during different applications, and share the data in the cloud with other users. Users will also be able to change the speed of the included fan based on individual needs, and a fully modular cable design allows for only the required cables to be used.

Source: Press Release




Cooler Master to Release New PSU Series

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: July 11, 2013 04:51AM
Author: Tobias Thydal

Cooler Master has announced a new series of PSUs, called the G-series. The series will consist of a 500 W, a 600 W, and a 700 W PSU that will all have active PFC (Power Factor Correction) and 80 Plus Bronze certification.

The G-series will be aimed primarily at the mainstream market; however, that did not stop Cooler Master from loading the PSUs with various protections, such as Voltage-Protection, Short Circuit Protection, Current-Protection, and Temperature-Protection. The G-series will also be able to power Intel's new Haswell Processors, since the G700 model's 12 V rail design will be able to deliver up to 55 A.

The PSUs will be cooled by a single 120 mm fan with intelligent speed control, which will be placed in the bottom. The fan will operate in silent mode until the PSU hits 70 percent load, where the fan will then speed up to keep the temperature in check. The G700 model will feature nine SATA connectors, 3 standard molex connectors along with multi GPU support. The G600 and the G500 will have six SATA connectors, 3 standard molex connectors, and no support for multi GPU.

All of the PSUs will be packaged in "go green" packaging that is made from recycled paper to help reduce CO2 emission. The PSUs are expected to go on sale next month with prices set around €59,95 for the G500, €69,95 for the G600, and €79,95 for the G700.

Source: Fudzilla



Cooler Master Announces i Series Power Supplies

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: May 23, 2013 02:28PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The i Series is the latest line of power supplies from Cooler Master. These power supplies operate on a single +12V rail, allowing the system to power any number of power hungry components. This is achieved through the "inclusion of higher quality components and process improvements that allow for high efficiency of 85% or more." The additional inclusion of high durability capacitors and other over power protections ensure that the i Series will keep your system running strong for years to come.

Source: Cooler Master



Cooler Master Announces V Series Power Supplies

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: May 9, 2013 12:16PM
Author: bp9801

Cooler Master, one of the leading companies for many computer products, has recently announced its newest line of power supplies. Dubbed the V Series, these PSUs offer 80 Plus Gold efficiency even at low loads. Each one has a single 12V rail running the show, with the highest grade of Japanese electrolytes and solid capacitors along for the ride. A 135mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing fan ensures the components are kept cool while offering minimal noise. The V Series is fully modular with flat ribbon cables to cut down on excess clutter inside the case, which should go a long way towards helping keep system interiors clean. The PSUs also support C6/C7 states in the upcoming Intel Haswell processors, which is good to see.

Cooler Master's V Series of PSUs are available now in 700W, 850W, and 1000W models. The V700 is priced at $159.99, the V850 at $189.99, and the V1000 at $209.99.



Cooler Master Introduces Zombie Power Series

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: April 1, 2013 08:49PM
Author: bp9801


Zombies have been a major player across all forms of media for quite some time, but the one place they haven't turned up is power supplies. Until now. Cooler Master has recently unveiled its latest line of power supplies in the form of the Zombie Power Series. Now, the Zombie Power Series isn't your typical, run-of-the-mill PSU that dies after years of faithful service. Oh no, the Zombie PSUs keep on running and running, with a lifespan well beyond normal human years. Cooler Master has found a way to bless curse these power supplies with unnaturally long life, as the mean time between failures is "forever." There's no chance to outrun these zombies, but luckily they can power your PC until you join them.

Each Cooler Master Zombie PSU features 750 watts of power, with a maximum output capacity of 1800 watts. Efficiency is at an impressive 120% with these undead beauties, so feel free to run every component possible. Oh, and just be sure to keep the undead at bay during those intense game sessions.

Source: Cooler Master



Enermax Launches NAXN ADV Power Supply Series

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: March 8, 2013 11:52AM
Author: Nick Harezga


Enermax has announced its latest power supply series, the NAXN ADV. These new units are 80 PLUS Bronze certified, offering up to 88% efficiency at up to 100% load. Featuring all flat cables, this new power supply will help to reduce system clutter and enhance airflow and cooling performance. A single 12V rail provides 42A for the 550W model and 50A for the 650W model. A double ball bearing fan helps to provide cooling while keeping noise to a minimum. The 550W model will cost $89.99 and the 650W unit will cost $99.99.



Enermax Launches Triathlor Power Supply

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: February 24, 2013 07:16AM
Author: Nick Harezga


Enermax has announced the successor to its popular Modu82+ power supply line, the Triahtlor FC. Enermax chose to focus on creating a PSU that will be viable for years without the need to include any flashy extras, a solid black exterior holds extremely reliable components. The inclusion of special DC-to-DC technology improves voltage regulation and reduces energy loss, and also provides for better air circulation due to using less PCB space. A 120mm fan that spins from 500 to 900 RPM provides silent cooling and a modular cable design allows users to use only the cables they need. A 550W model will be available for $109.99 and a 650W unit will cost $119.99




OCZ Adds to Silencer Mk III Power Supply Line

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: January 28, 2013 05:40PM
Author: Nick Harezga


OCZ is adding two new power supplies to the Silencer Mk III line that is sold under the PC Power & Cooling brand. The two new units will have capacities of 750W and 850W. These units will be extremely reliable as both carry the 80 PLUS Gold certification, and the strong history of PC Power & Cooling power supplies. The included Dual Thermal Control System allows for easy switching between normal and silent operations and a single 12V rail should be able to handle anything thrown at it. Vice President of Power Management Bob Roark said “Building on our highly reputable Silencer Mk III core architecture, we are very pleased to deliver new high-wattage options that provide the ultimate in efficiency and stability while delivering ultra-quiet operation and a modular cable design for which this portfolio is highly regarded.”




NZXT Launches First Fully Modular Power Supply

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: January 7, 2013 07:26PM
Author: bp9801


NZXT is well known for its innovative and unique case designs, but over the years its product breadth has been expanding to cover pretty much every aspect of a computer build. There's fans, fan controllers, CPU coolers (both air and water), mice, and even power supplies. That latter category is of concern today, as NZXT has launched its first fully modular power supply with the HALE90 V2. The HALE90 V2 is 80 Plus Gold certified, with NZXT saying efficiency levels can reach as high as 90% under load. Internally there are server-grade features like "solid-bar interconnects between the main board and cable-host board," which eliminates the need for wires. The board layout has been arranged for maximum airflow, while white solder-resist provides "ten times the thermal conductivity of normal solder-resist." Externally, well, there's the fully modular cables so you only need to hook up what you need for your system. The stunning white and black color scheme provide a unique look, and the 135mm helps keep everything within operating temperature.

NZXT HALE90 V2 is available in 850, 1000, and 1200 watt capacities, with a price of $189.99, $229.99, and $269.99, respectively. The new PSUs and other products will be on display during CES this week, but no word on when it'll be available to purchase.



Corsair Adds Modular Capabilities to the CX Power Supply Line

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: December 18, 2012 03:11PM
Author: bp9801

A good power supply is the key to any computer, and one of the better ones to go for on a budget is the Corsair CX Series. Today the company that made its name with memory is adding a new member to the line with the CX Modular Series of PSUs. These new units come in 430, 500, 600, and 750 watt capacities and won't break the bank to deliver Corsair quality. The CX Modular Series is a hybrid modular PSU, with the PCIe, SATA, and 4-pin Molex connectors able to have as many or as little as you need plugged in. Corsair also worked in 80 PLUS Bronze certification on the new PSUs, which means at least 85% energy efficiency at 50% load.

Corsair CX Modular Series power supplies are available today, with the CX430M at $59.99, CX500M at $79.99, CX600M at $84.99, and the CX750M at $99.99. Each one comes with a three-year warranty.



Rosewill Hercules 1600 Watt Power Supply Now Available

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: November 29, 2012 10:40AM
Author: Leo Ohayon

Rosewill, Newegg's hardware brand, has just released its new Hercules 1600W power supply. The Hercules 1600W has a dual +12V rail design and is capable of pushing out up to 110A on the +12V1 rail, up to 1320W on the PCI-E connectors, another 50A on the +12V2 rail and up to 600W for the other connectors. It features a modular design, an 80 Plus Silver certification and comes with a whopping 16 6+2 connectors for multiple graphics cards. Rosewill says "The 80 Plus Silver certified HERCULES 1600W power supply adopts a 135mm silent fan which features an auto fan control to regulate the fan speed to keep it cool while also incorporating a Turbo button to rev the fan to maximum performance." The Hercules 1600W is now available at Newegg for $400 and free three day shipping. 



Corsair Adds More Models to AX PSU Line

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: November 6, 2012 08:15PM
Author: bp9801

Corsair is a name many look to when needing nearly any computer part, and especially when that part is a power supply. Today Corsair has added four new models in the 760W to 860W range to its AX line of 80 PLUS Platinum power supplies: AX860i and AX760i digital PSUs, and AX860 and AX760 analog PSUs. The AX860i and AX760i feature the DSP-based innovations of the AX1200i, just in a smaller wattage for those who don't need 1200 watts. The digitally-controlled power circuitry ensures stable voltages and low ripple and noise, which grants an efficiency of 92%. Plus the Corsair Link connector allows for precise monitoring of power draw, efficiency, temperature, and fan speed. Both models have a 140mm fan that operates in a "zero-RPM" mode until a 30% load of the maximum power is reached.

The analog AX860 and AX760 don't have the digital features of the other models, but are still 80 PLUS Platinum certified. The efficiency comes in at 90% instead of 92% on the digital models, but that is still mighty impressive. The AX860's fan won't spin until a 60% load is reached, while the AX760's fan won't kick on until a 70% load. You can't get much more quiet than that for simple tasks at the PC.

All four models come with a seven-year warranty and are set to arrive later this month. The AX860i is priced at $249.99, the AX760i at $229.99, the AX860 at $219.99, and the AX760 at $199.99. Individually sleeved cable kits in red, white, blue, and black can be purchased at the Corsair website.



COUGAR Unveils RX Series Power Supplies

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: October 30, 2012 04:25AM
Author: Nick Harezga


COUGAR has announced the RX Series of power supplies, with a 500W and 600W unit available initially. The company is targeting these units at users who might not need a high-end, 1000W PSU, but still want a solid PSU to keep their machines running. The power supplies are 80 PLUS certified and feature two 12V rails and a dynamic distribution system to balance the load. Both units feature enough connectors to support multiple GPU SLI and CrossFire setups. A 140mm fan adjusts its speed based on the current temperature of the unit to balance cooling and noise. The 500W unit has an MSRP of $69.99 and the 600W will cost $79.99.



COUGAR Introduces Environmentally Friendly Power Supply

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: September 29, 2012 08:50AM
Author: Nick Harezga


COUGAR has announced a new power supply targeted at users that want a power supply that is both highly efficient and environmentally friendly. The GX-S series will be available in three variations that have all been given the 80-PLUS Gold certification, with efficiency up to 93%. Much of the power saving is achieved through the use of LLC resonant topology which cuts down down on loss during power switching. In addition to the 80-PLUS rating, the GX-S series is also Energy Star 5.0 certified and in compliance with Eco-Friendly EuP and ErP Lot6 regulations. The GX-S series will be available in capacities of 400, 500, and 600 watts.



Thermaltake Launches Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow Edition

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: September 26, 2012 03:55PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Thermaltake has announced the availability of its newest power supply, the Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow Edition. The PSU gets its name from the white color of its exterior, similar to many of the Thermaltake white PC cases. The Snow Edition will be available in 600W and 700W capacities, and will have 80 PLUS Platinum certification with efficiency ratings up to 94%. It will have a single 12V rail that can supply up to 58A, and will have plenty of connectors for multi GPU systems.



Cooler Master Updates Silent Pro Hybrid Series

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: September 9, 2012 06:44AM
Author: Nick Harezga


Cooler Master is updating the Silent Pro Hybrid series after listening to feedback from users. The warranty for these power supplies will be doubled from five years to ten years, and will apply to all previously sold units in addition to new purchases. All cables will now be individually sleeved and modular. A fan controller that fits into an open 5.25" bay is also included and will allow users to control the speed of the PSU fan as well as up to three other fans. The 80 PLUS Gold certified PSU also comes with a fanless mode that will allow for reduced noise until the system reaches a load of 200W, at which point the fan will turn on automatically. The Silent Pro Hybrid series is available at capacities of 850W, 1050W, and 1300W.




Corsair AX1200i PSU Now Available

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: August 31, 2012 11:22AM
Author: Nick Harezga


Corsair first introduced the AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply at Computex in 2012, and it is now available for purchase. Since the introduction, this power supply has received several awards including the Best of Computex 2012 award from Tom's Hardware and a place in the Dream Machine 2012 from Maximum PC magazine. The AX1200i features digital power circuitry with a digital signal processor, providing stable voltages and energy efficiency. All of that fancy digital circuitry helped to ensure that the power supply received 80 PLUS Platinum certification, and will also enable easy monitoring of temperature and control of fan speed. The AX1200i comes with a seven year warranty and carries an MSRP of $349.



OCZ Adds 1200 Watt Power Supply to Silencer Series

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: August 21, 2012 05:20PM
Author: Nick Harezga

OCZ has announced that it is adding a 1200 Watt power supply to the PC Power & Cooling Silencer Series. The Silencer Mk III 1200W has the 80 Plus Platinum certification, the highest energy efficiency rating for power supplies, and is said to have 92% efficiency under typical workloads. The Silencer Mk III has a single +12V rail, capacitors rated to 105°C, and the Dual Thermal Control System. This cooling system will allow users to alternate between normal and silent operating modes depending on the situation.



Antec High Current Pro 1000 Platinum PSU Now Available

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: July 3, 2012 10:33AM
Author: bp9801

Antec has announced its High Current Pro 1000 Platinum power supply is now available worldwide. This PSU is Antec's first 1000W model to have 80PLUS Platinum certification, which means it has a minimum efficiency of 89% at 20-100% load levels. The HCP-1000 can also run at up to 94% efficiency, so this model should help with your energy bill. The HCP-1000 is a fully modular power supply that has four 12V rails delivering 40 amps each, plus the six 6+2-pin PCIe cables should ensure your graphics card needs are met. There are the usual assortment of protections on the PSU (like over current, over voltage, under voltage, etc), plus the Japanese capacitors will help deliver a stable DC load. A 135mm fan helps keep everything running cool.

The Antec HCP-1000 comes with a seven year warranty and will set you back $270.



Cooler Master Announces Silent Pro M2 Power Supply

Category: Power Supplies
Posted: June 26, 2012 05:49PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Cooler Master has announced a new power supply, the Silent Pro M2. Building off the success of the Silent Pro M, this new power supply sought to improve on all aspects of its predecessor. The PSU utilizes only one 12V rail on two models, and a second for the 1500W model. A 3.3V DC-to-DC board helps to improve energy efficiency, and also allows the PSU to handle peak loads better. The Silent Pro M2 also features a modular cable design allowing users to customize the unit to fit the needs of their system. The 620W model will cost $119.99, the 720W costs $139.99, and the 1500W unit will cost $399.99.




Corsair Unveils New Products in Time for Computex

Category: Memory, Power Supplies, Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 4, 2012 07:39PM
Author: Dale Shuck

You have to love the days leading up to big trade shows like CES in January and Computex in Junes because that's when the manufacturers schedule releases of new products. One thing I do not like is loosing the little end caps off of USB drives. Corsair is releasing its line of Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 drives that eliminate that problem. As you can tell from the name, these new drives feature a capless design with a sliding retractable USB plug. The new drives all offer the faster USB 3.0 interface and are compatible with the older USB 2.0 standard. The Flash Voyager Slider drives come in 8GB ($12.99USD), 16GB ($17.99USD), 32GB ($29.99USD) and 64GB ($64.99USD) and are available immediately.

The AX1200i Digital ATX power supply is the next new offering and Corsair is billing it as the "world’s most advanced modular power supply". You probably picked up on the fact that it is a modular power supply, but what makes this unit special is that it features digitally controlled power circuitry that enables it to deliver power with exceptionally low ripple and noise characteristics. It is also 80 PLUS® Platinum certified with energy-efficiency of up to 92% which translates into less heat and lower fan noise. The unit also comes with Corsair Link technology which includes real-time monitoring of temperature, current draw, and power efficiency, as well as the ability to adjust the speed of the internal 140mm fan. You can also tailor the unit to your specific need by switching from the default single +12V rail configuration to a multi-rail setup. Pricing is expected to be $349.99 USD and will be available beginning in August 2012.

Corsair is also updating its HX line of power supplies to include 80 PLUS Gold certification, providing up to 90% energy-efficiency. That allows the units to operate in a fanless mode at low loads which will result in reduced noise levels. The new Professional Series HX range is available in 650W, 750W, 850W and 1050W wattage ratings at the same prices of the older models and will also be available in August.

Corsair's next offering is a lineup of Dominator Platinum DDR3 memory modules consisting of binned ICs with high overclocking potential. The new modules will be available in dual- and quad-channel kits in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities and speeds up to 2800MHz, and all of the modules support Intel's latest XMP 1.3 profiles. The Dominator Platinum modules also feature a user-swappable light pipe which lets enthusiasts tailor the downwash lighting color, DHX heat spreaders for enhanced cooling and Corsair Link support. Corsair has an even dozen different part numbers listed for the Dominator Platinum series and reports immediate availability through its worldwide reseller network.

The last set of products to be introduced are the Neutron Series GTX solid state drives. These new drives are the first consumer SSDs to use the LM87800 6Gb/s SSD controller from Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD) and will be offered in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities. The Neutron Series GTX SSDs use toggle NAND flash memory with 90,000 random read and write IOPs. They are also capable of producing sequential speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write. The standard Neutron Series drives (notice the missing 'GTX' in the moniker) come in 120GB and 240GB capacities, and can provide up to 90,000 random read IOPs and 85,000 random write IOPs with sequential speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 370 MB/s write. Corsair says the new drives will be available in July with pricing to be announced at that time.




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