Thursday, November 11th 2010

Antec Premieres Elite Line of High-Performance PSUs With High Current Pro Series

Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced its newest premium line of consumer power supplies, the High Current Pro series. Available in four 80 PLUS Gold certified models, the High Current Pro series boasts unrivaled server-grade efficiency and reliability for powering the most demanding system builds.

The High Current Pro series uses a one-of-a-kind high-performance full-bridge topology for a higher DC-to-DC voltage regulator module working frequency that stabilizes output voltage, making the system more reliable and energy-efficient, and features none of the annoying pitch noise typically found in higher-power 80 PLUS Gold certified PSUs.

The HCP-750, HCP-850, HCP-1000 and HCP-1200 with 750 watts, 850 watts, 1000 watts and 1200 watts of Continuous Power, respectively, all achieve the 80 PLUS Gold certification level, delivering power with up to 92% efficiency -- a rare distinction in energy efficiency, based on the 80 PLUS Gold standard, attained by very few other power supplies. In addition, each model outputs its rated power at temperatures even up to 50° C. Active Power Factor Correction (Active PFC) on all models, with a power factor above 0.9 helps to reduce electrical waste and further increases efficiency.

Based on server and workstation technology, the High Current Pro series is crafted to withstand long hours of intense work. Reliability-boosting PSU features on the High Current Pro include all Japanese-brand capacitors and unmatched high-amperage High Current outputs that ensure graphics card compatibility. Together, these attributes provide the rock-solid stability required for cutting-edge gaming and professional systems.

"Antec's High Current Pro series is the optimal choice for users seeking a first-class solution to power demanding system builds," said Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. "With all models achieving 80 PLUS Gold certification, providing unequaled efficiency and output, on all levels, and using top-notch components, the HCP series once again demonstrates Antec's leadership in power supply design and innovation."

The High Current Pro series' high levels of power are delivered with overcurrent-protected +12V rails. There are four rails on the HCP-750, HCP-850 and HCP-1000, and a massive eight rails on the HCP-1200, all with specialized High Current outputs and heavy-gauge 16 AWG high-current lines at the CPU connector. The HCP-750, HCP-850 and HCP-1000 models feature unique 10-pin High Current Hybrid Cable Management connectors (while the HCP-1200 utilizes an 8-pin design,) reducing cable clutter and improving airflow throughout the chassis.

All models are fitted with a double-layer printed circuit board design, and the HCP-750, HCP-850 and HCP-1000 models feature a 135 mm Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) double-ball bearing fan -- for operation up to 50 percent quieter than traditional voltage-controlled fans. The HCP-1200 boasts a specially configured Japanese-made 80 mm PWM double-ball bearing rear fan built upon heavy-duty dual double-layer PCB construction to provide the utmost reliability with superior airflow and heat dissipation. This unrivaled layout allows for the HCP-1200's 80 mm PWM fan to efficiently provide inaudible cooling in a wide-range of demanding builds.

The High Current Pro series includes support for Intel multi-core, Core i3, Core i7 and Core i5 CPUs, as well as AMD Phemon II X6 CPUs and quad GPUs. All models are NVIDIA SLI-Ready, (including Triple SLI certification on the HCP-1200 model) and ATI CrossFireX certified.

The entire High Current Pro series will be available through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors in November 2010 and is backed by Antec's AQ5 Antec Quality 5-Year limited warranty on parts and labor.
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11 Comments on Antec Premieres Elite Line of High-Performance PSUs With High Current Pro Series

#1
LAN_deRf_HA
92%? Wonder how close it came to getting a platinum rating.
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#2
Flanker
I wonder who their OEM is this time, guessing delta
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#4
mechtech
750W is the smallest unit, boooooooo.

Guess its Seasonic since they offer 400, 460 and 560W in gold :)
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claylomax
by: LAN_deRf_HA
92%? Wonder how close it came to getting a platinum rating.
If you live in a country with a 230v power grid, it will be platinum
by: Flanker
I wonder who their OEM is this time, guessing delta
Delta
by: avatar_raq
Ah hmmm...Specs please?
Jonnyguru reviewed a retail sample of the Antec HCP-1200w two months ago, it's an epic PSU: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=198 more reviews here http://www.peakpower.org/hcp1200pg1.htm and here http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/10/24/antec_high_current_pro_1200w_power_supply_review/ I didn't get it because it's taken so long, it was announced back in June. No need to worry about the 80mm fan, if it's anything like the one in the SG-650w which I had, you won't hear it.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
makes me kind of want to ditch my hx1000 and get the 850w version
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Awesome, nice to see Antec rise back up to the upper echelon of Antec psus. I think its 95% for platinum rating right?
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Antec_Jessie
Antec Rep
Just a heads up - if you want more information about the HCP line-up of power supplies, visit our blog where Christoph Katzer has a couple of articles about the technology behind these units.

http://blog.antec.com
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#9
1c3d0g
Awesome. There was a time when you couldn't find a decent PSU on this planet, but just take a look at the market right now...Corsair, OCZ, Seasonic, Antec. This is awesome! :cool:
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#10
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
what i dont like about the power supplies. Is the weird blue ish color of the housing.
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Antec_Jessie
Antec Rep
If the worst thing you can say about the HCG is that you don't like the color...well, I think we've done a good job. :rockout:
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