Monday, September 12th 2011

Thermaltake Announces New High-Wattage, High-Efficiency Toughpower XT PSU Models

Thermaltake, an award winning state of art PC power supplies, the leader and pioneer in PC thermal solutions, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, with “delivering the perfect user experiences” as our mission, this September Thermaltake is presenting a visionary outlook of the world first efficient high-output power supply unit “The Toughpower XT Platinum & Gold series”, – a rigorous power plant series aiming towards hardcore gamers, DIY enthusiasts, professionals and massive power consumption machines to fulfill every possible condition.

The new Toughpower XT Platinum & Gold series is a set of meticulous PC power plants include 1275W Platinum, 1375W Gold and 1475W Gold, are the world first high-output power supply units with 80Plus Platinum and Gold (the highest efficiency levels) certified which can perform up to 94% power efficiency.

High Tech Superiority
With the proof of 80 Plus Platinum & Gold certifications, the Toughpower XT Platinum & Gold series PSUs deliver up to 94% high power efficiency and provides the high quality, reliability and true wattage power for your system. Featuring the Full Bridge and LLC resonance with DC-DC module and interleaved PFC circuit designs that provide a high reliability and efficiency. In addition, 100% 105°C Japanese electrolytic and solid capacitors deliver an unbeatable stable power and performance while the machine is constantly consuming on high wattages in every environment. Moreover, the dual +12V rails will electrify and support up to 4-way SLI and 4-way Crossfire without any dilemma.

Extra Fine Touch
The unique S.P.T indicator shows PSU status with 3-mode LED (Standby/ Power good signal/ Temperature) that checks the PSU status instantly. Besides, the built in 14cm dual ball bearing fan with three modes Smart Fan Control system ( Fanless mode, Silent mode, & Cooling mode) that automatically detects the PSU ambient temperature and adjusts fan mode & speed to create the smooth airflow and achieves the optimal thermal performance. Better yet, the Toughpower XT Platinum & Gold series PSUs equip modularized full cable management for easy customized support and various peripheral settings.

Legendary Toughpower XT Series: Unadulterated Performance
With an excellent performance, the Toughpower XT Platinum & Gold series is definitely the ultimate power supply in the market to possess for gamers to conquer all battles, DIY enthusiasts to overclock all kinds of peripherals, professionals to enjoy a smooth working environment and massive power consumption machines to run all kind of systems.

To know more about the Toughpower XT Platinum & Gold series please visit the product pages of Toughpower XT PLATINUM 1275W, Toughpower XT GOLD 1375W, and Toughpower XT GOLD 1475W.
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12 Comments on Thermaltake Announces New High-Wattage, High-Efficiency Toughpower XT PSU Models

#1
Syborfical
Yay another product from thermal mistake.
I have had 2 thermal take power supplies both blew up.
As for there fans they are always noisy.
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sy5tem
by: Syborfical
Yay another product from thermal mistake.
I have had 2 thermal take power supplies both blew up.
As for there fans they are always noisy.
very true
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#4
PopcornMachine
850w is overkill for most people. Only those do 3+ multi gpu setups need more, and 1000w is enough.

With efficiency increasing, PSUs do not need to get bigger than they are.

No one needs 1300w+ PSU. This is just marketing hype at it's worst.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: PopcornMachine
850w is overkill for most people. Only those do 3+ multi gpu setups need more, and 1000w is enough.

With efficiency increasing, PSUs do not need to get bigger than they are.

No one needs 1300w+ PSU. This is just marketing hype at it's worst.
I am sure there are people who could make use of a nearly 1500 watt psu.
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#6
PopcornMachine
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I am sure there are people who could make use of a nearly 1500 watt psu.
I have a kill-o-watt meter. Have my i7 920 system plugged into it.

CPU clocked at 3.8 GHz and HD 6950 at 900/1400 using HX 650 PSU.

Doesn't even hit 400w at high usage. I feel confident I could add a 2nd 6950 using the same 650w PSU. But it certainly wouldn't need 850w.

Maybe there are such people, but they are very few and far between.

It would be interesting to see how much power they actually draw from the wall.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: PopcornMachine
I have a kill-o-watt meter. Have my i7 920 system plugged into it.

CPU clocked at 3.8 GHz and HD 6950 at 900/1400 using HX 650 PSU.

Doesn't even hit 400w at high usage. I feel confident I could add a 2nd 6950 using the same 650w PSU. But it certainly wouldn't need 850w.

Maybe there are such people, but they are very few and far between.

It would be interesting to see how much power they actually draw from the wall.
Keep in mind PSU's are designed to have their highest effiency at around 50% use so 750 watt's really isn't an unfeasible load at all, also if your pulling 400+ watts from a 650 watt, your likely getting vdroop and leak like crazy.
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PopcornMachine
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Keep in mind PSU's are designed to have their highest effiency at around 50% use so 750 watt's really isn't an unfeasible load at all, also if your pulling 400+ watts from a 650 watt, your likely getting vdroop and leak like crazy.
Yeah, the highest is at 50%. That doesn't mean you can't draw more than that.

Mine is 80 Plus Bronze, so while I'm not getting 85% I'm still getting at least 82%.

The 80 Plus standard means that they maintain 80-90% efficiency even at 100% load.

Though I would avoid actually doing that, buying a PSU with twice the load you need is not necessary.
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Keep in mind PSU's are designed to have their highest effiency at around 50% use so 750 watt's really isn't an unfeasible load at all, also if your pulling 400+ watts from a 650 watt, your likely getting vdroop and leak like crazy.
So true and with todays hardware it's not that hard to hit 750w. Hence why i got a 750w my system is around 180w-380w usage.
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#10
LAN_deRf_HA
I know a lot of people who will never use a second card, myself included, because there is no practical benefit from it given the issues that linger with those setups. So it'd be damn hard to hit the efficiency sweat spot on such a high powered unit. I can't believe we get 500 watt and 1300 watt platinum units before the ones people actually want to buy, the 650-850 units.
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#11
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Man you would need a nuclear reactor to power that thing ! Just think of the power bill !
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#12
Reefer86
what is the point of these useless posts from mainly alot of people i haven't seen before commenting on how people will never use a high wattage psu, pfft tell that to Fitseries....lol

these are aimed at enthusiasts and adventurous builds, dam i have a 1200watt psu, purely because i will never overload it or stress it and it came in handy for when i ran 4 5870's on it for benching....... and its a dam good unit!
plus my normal systems runs 6 hardrives, 2 5870's and a very large waterloop so i like the head room.

if you are never going to buy a second card then agreed don't buy one, BUT there is a large amount of enthusiasts and 'benches' that need this power, alot are members here lol!.

sweet spots on psu's are also irrelevant, as if you buy the right one they will serve you well at all voltages, thats what '80+' certifications and reviews are for. i know they exist but we are talking high end psu's not cheep crap, so i can assume they are all 80+ certificated.

Also the output max of a psu has nothing to do with the price of your bill as ALL psus are power switching these days.
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