Today at Computex in Taipei saw several announcement from Corsair, one of which involves the company's Professional Series and Professional Series Gold power supply lines. The first product announcement concerns the Professional Series HX1050 unit which delivers 1,050 watts of continuous power and is 80 PLUS Silver certified, with a rated 88% efficiency or higher at 50% load. The Professional Series Gold AX650 delivers 650 watts of power, is also 80 PLUS® Gold certified, and delivers greater than 90% energy efficiency at 50% load.
The Professional Series units offer a combination of fixed ATX 12V connectors and modular cable sets that allow system builders to use only the cables they need. Professional Series Gold models are fully modular, combining detachable ATX12V cables and low-profile, flat cable designs to reduce air friction. Both Professional Series and Professional Series Gold come with variable-speed fans.
"We are expanding our top two PSU lines thanks to the continued strong demand from performance enthusiasts for highly reliable, super-efficient power supplies." said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. "While dependability is an absolute requirement for world-class PC builds, power requirements do vary by system. These new models provide expert system builders with even more flexibility in choosing the right power supply for their needs."
Corsair is offering the Professional Series HX1050 at a MSRP of $239 USD. The Professional Series Gold will be available in June at a suggested retail price of $169 USD.