Tuesday, March 1st 2011

Thortech Shows off Platinum Plus 850W PSU

GeIL brand Thortech showed off its high-wattage PSU bearing the coveted 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency rating, the Thortech Platinum Plus 850W. The PSU gives out 850W of continuous power, complemented by over 92% efficiency. It makes use of a single large 100A +12V rail design, backed by high-grade components. While the PSU features a suite of powerprotection mechanisms, it also features a native hardware monitoring heads-up display like its 80 Plus Gold compliant cousins. The display sits into a 5.25" drive bay, displays various PSU parameters, and also gives a bit of control. Thortech's PSU is modular, and packs enough PCI-E cables to power a system with up to three graphics cards.

Source: ComputerBase.de
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5 Comments on Thortech Shows off Platinum Plus 850W PSU

#1
Beertintedgoggles
Wait.... P=IV (power = volts * amps) so that single 12V rail will give you 1200 Watts on an 850 Watt supply? I call BS, just not sure where. (unless they severely underrated their psu)
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#2
heky
^+1 on that! 100A on 12v rail, for a 850W unit, no i dont think so!
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Beertintedgoggles
Wait.... P=IV (power = volts * amps) so that single 12V rail will give you 1200 Watts on an 850 Watt supply? I call BS, just not sure where. (unless they severely underrated their psu)
I think it is severly underrated. Most highend PSU's can do more than the ratings. Some 550W units tops out around 650W.
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Beertintedgoggles
True but in that case that'd be under rating it about 18% (650 down to a 550). Using that percentage would then say this could top out around 1000W (850 * 1.18) They are claiming 1200W alone on the 12V rail on an 850W supply. That'd be the equivalent of underrating it a tad over 40% and that's not including any other voltages.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I need to know the price. This may be my next PSU.
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