Thursday, November 18th 2010

Antec Officially Announces the High Current Gamer Series of PSUs

Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the first complete series of power supply units (PSUs) to offer consumers the high current capability favored by gamers and other high-power users, along with the safety of over current protection on all power rails.

The High Current Gamer series is designed to optimize high-output current delivery while reducing wiring loss, resulting in unsurpassable value and reliability in a package that provides affordability and accessibility to gamers and power users working within varying budgets.

Every model in the High Current Gamer series features over current protected +12V rails with High Current functionality, allowing them to deliver high power while minimizing power loss to wiring resistance. All High Current Gamer power supplies achieve the 80 PLUS Bronze certification level, delivering their rated Continuous Power with a minimum of 82% efficiency at typical loads. 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.

The series features two top-end models: the HCG-750 and HCG-900, each delivering 750 and 900-watts of Continuous Power, respectively. The series is rounded out with three additional models: HCG-620, HCG-520 and HCG-400, each outputting its own rated 620, 520 and 400-watts of Continuous Power.

"Gamers and high-performance users looking for a top-notch solution to power demanding builds should look to Antec's High Current Gamer series," said Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. "As the first consumer power supply line to offer a fully protected 40 amperes of maximum current on its +12V rails, the HCG gives users outstanding power capabilities needed to support the most current high-end graphics cards, extensive drive arrays and multi-core CPUs. The HCG is a striking example of Antec's ongoing dedication to producing innovative, reliable products that meet the latest needs of gamers and creative users."

The High Current Gamer series supports Intel multi-core, Core i3, Core i7 and Core i5 CPUs, as well as AMD Phemon II X6 CPUs and quad GPUs. In addition, the HCG-750 and HCG-900 are NVIDIA SLI-Ready and ATI CrossFireX certified.

Additional features on the High Current Gamer include reliable Japanese brand capacitors as well as a 135 mm double-ball bearing fan, providing the performance, reliability and high stability required for cutting-edge gaming and professional systems.

The entire High Current Gamer series is now available through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. The HCG-400, HCG-520 and HCG-620 models are backed by Antec's AQ3 Antec Quality 3-Year limited warranty on parts and labor, and the HCG-750 and HCG-900 are backed by Antec's AQ5 Antec Quality 5-Year limited warranty on parts and labor.



For more information, visit the product pages of the 900W, 750W, 620W, 520W, and 400W models.
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6 Comments on Antec Officially Announces the High Current Gamer Series of PSUs

#1
Duckula
Here's a review for HCG 750W
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3657/antec_high_current_gamer_hcg_750_power_supply/index.html

and here's a review for HCG 900W
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=1040&type=expert&pid=1

both psus are made and designed by delta. It is worth pointint out: Tweaktown claims HCG750W is rated at 40℃, Pc perspective says HCG 900W is rated at 35℃... while antec states both are rated at 50℃.:laugh:

Seems that people at antec still haven't made up their mind that what temperature they should rate HCG series at.
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#2
gumpty
I don't get out of bed for less than 80+ Silver Certification.
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Tatty_One
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by: gumpty
I don't get out of bed for less than 80+ Silver Certification.
You sleep a lot then? :laugh:
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gumpty
by: Tatty_One
You sleep a lot then? :laugh:
Whenever I get the chance. :twitch:

So is this 'over current protection' something that is new to power supplies? Is it something that other high-end PSUs are lacking?
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Tatty_One
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by: gumpty
Whenever I get the chance. :twitch:

So is this 'over current protection' something that is new to power supplies? Is it something that other high-end PSUs are lacking?
As far as I am aware, many newer PSU's now come with OCP and I beleive it is a spec requirement for 80+ silver certification although I might be wrong there, these 2 links are quite useful in determining "real" specs for each certificate levels with useful links to all genuine (because some are not) certified units by manufacturer.............

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_PLUS

and the manufacturers with their genuine certified unit ratings..................

http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80PlusPowerSupplies.aspx

and manufacturers with "fake" certification (albeit this may simply be because they are using a re-branded OEM unit that IS certified, however legally they are required to re-certify under their own brandname for it to be "genuine")............

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Power-Supplies-With-Fake-80-Plus-Badges/1054/1


These lists are upto date as per Oct and Nov 2010.
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#6
..'Ant'..
Antec is shipping me one of these PSU's for testing.
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