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Topower Tiger 1200W Power Supply Review

paulktreg    -   December 6, 2009
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Testing:

Note: The Topower Tiger 1200W can be operated in single or multi 12V rail mode. Single rail should be the mode of choice in any high end gaming/overclocking rig and especially so if more than one high end graphics card is installed. Is there any other reason to install a power supply of 1200W rating? All testing performed in single rail mode only.

For more information on how we test our power supplies, please browse our testing methodology.

Electrical Safety:

 

 

 

 

Electrical Safety Test Class 1
Manufacturer/Model
Pass/Fail
Topower Tiger 1200W
Pass

 

Short Circuit Protection:

I short circuited the 3V3, 5V0 and the 12V rail in turn. The power supply did shut down, and once the short was removed and the unit switched off for at least one second, resumed normal operation. Although listed here at the beginning of the testing section, I tend to leave this test until the very end, in case it doesn't quite go to plan.

 

DC Output Voltage Load Regulation:

 

Mains Input Voltage 110VAC

 

 

Topower Tiger 1200W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 110Vac/50Hz
PSU DC Rail
Measured Voltage(V)
3V3
3.39
5V0
5.09
+12V
12.16
-12V
-11.15
5VSB
5.13
Total PSU Loading = 0W (0% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Topower Tiger 1200W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 110Vac/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
7.24
22.01
3.40
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
4.59
23.36
5.09
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
15.66
190.42
12.16
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.33
3.71
11.25
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
2.00
10.02
5.01
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 249.5W (21% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Topower Tiger 1200W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 110Vac/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
6.75
22.95
3.40
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
8.72
44.38
5.09
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
47.39
575.79
12.15
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.33
3.79
11.49
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
1.96
9.82
5.01
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 657W (55% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Topower Tiger 1200W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 110Vac/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
15.69
53.35
3.40
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
18.72
95.28
5.09
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
83.07
1008.47
12.14
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.34
3.98
11.72
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
1.95
9.71
4.98
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 1171W (98% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Mains Input Voltage 230VAC

 

 

Topower Tiger 1200W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 230Vac/50Hz
PSU DC Rail
Measured Voltage(V)
3V3
3.39
5V0
5.09
+12V
12.16
-12V
11.15
5VSB
5.13
Total PSU Loading = 0W (0% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Topower Tiger 1200W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 230Vac/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
7.20
24.48
3.40
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
4.61
23.46
5.09
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
15.73
191.28
12.16
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.33
3.71
11.25
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
2.01
10.09
5.02
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 253W (21% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Topower Tiger 1200W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 230Vac/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
7.15
24.17
3.38
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
8.89
45.25
5.09
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
47.83
581.13
12.15
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.33
3.79
11.49
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
1.96
9.80
5.00
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 664W (55% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

Topower Tiger 1200W
DC Output Voltage Load Regulation
Supply = 230Vac/50Hz
PSU
DC Rail
Rail Loading Amps (A)
Rail Loading Watts (W)
Measured Voltage (V)
ATX12V V2.2 Limits (V)
Pass/Fail
+3V3
15.45
52.53
3.40
3.135 – 3.465
Pass
+5V
19.00
96.71
5.09
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
+12V
82.77
1004.83
12.14
11.4 – 12.6
Pass
-12V
0.34
3.98
11.72
10.8 – 13.2
Pass
+5VSB
1.95
9.71
4.99
4.75 – 5.25
Pass
Total PSU Loading = 1167W (97% of Rated Maximum Output Power)

 

An excellent set of results. The rails hardly moved and the 12V rail supplying over 80A hardly batted an eyelid. Let's move on.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Power Supply)
  3. Specification & Features
  4. Testing: DC Voltage Load Regulation At 110VAC & 230VAC
  5. Testing: Efficiency, Power Factor & DC Quality
  6. Testing: Temperature, Noise Level & Fan Speed
  7. Conclusion
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