Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Thermaltake Launches the Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow Edition Power Supply

Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand with expertise in PC chassis, power supply and thermal solution, excited to release the latest addition to our signature power supply series – the Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow Edition 700 W and 600 W. The Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow Edition is certified with 80 PLUS Platinum that grant up to 94% efficiency, featuring high current massive single +12V rail, modular cable design, patented 14 cm flower-shape fan with the integration of FanDelayCool Technology guaranteed system for a smooth and substantial operation.

Green Responsibility
To facilitate the idea of building a green environment, the new Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow not only has incorporated 100% Japanese made capacitors and 3oz copper PCB to lower the temperature for efficiency and reliability. It has a redesigned layout of the main circuitry, an alteration on the primary winding from Double Forward converter to LLC Resonant converter, as well as employed the active clamp ZVS to improve the efficiency rate from 80 PLUS Gold to 80 PLUS Platinum for power users to get the most out of the system while saving up to 3% of energy from before.


Reputation
Since the introduction of Toughpower Grand, it has been one of kind PSU on the market that succeed with numerous world prestige design awards from reddot to iF design organization and recommendations from major media around the world base on the unique design and the performance. To uphold the acknowledgements of the series, the Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow continued the honor by receiving the reddot design award 2012 and Taiwan Excellent 2012, proven it worthiness against it competitors in the market.

As top systems are driven by powers, the Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow edition promises to deliver 696 W at 58A on the 700 W and 588 W at 49A on the 600 W for enthusiasts to unleash the performance of their GPU and CPU.

For more details on the Thermaltake "Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow" information please visit:

Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow 700 W
http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001910
Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow 600 W
http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001909
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28 Comments on Thermaltake Launches the Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow Edition Power Supply

#1
silapakorn
These will go very well with corsair 600t white case. Too bad they don't have 850w+ model to accommodate dual gpu setup.
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#2
RejZoR
Pretty nice looking PSU. Something i wouldn't be ashamed of placing inside fully transparent case. Any info on who (OEM) makes the guts for it?
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#3
okidna
by: RejZoR
Any info on who (OEM) makes the guts for it?
That heatsinks screams Sirfa.
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#4
Drone
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow Edition
Too many words lol, what can get more ridiculous than this?


Nice PSU though.
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#6
Ferrum Master
The inner guts look like underpowerd sh** for 300W supply. Poor TT... still selling Chinese cheap stuff...
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#7
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Ferrum Master
The inner guts look like underpowerd sh** for 300W supply. Poor TT... still selling Chinese cheap stuff...
naah thats just what modern psus looks like.
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Ferrum Master
The inner guts look like underpowerd sh** for 300W supply. Poor TT... still selling Chinese cheap stuff...
If it made 80+ platinum it's not a cheap powersupply. The inner guts are digital now hence the scarcity.
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#9
Ferrum Master
by: cdawall
If it made 80+ platinum it's not a cheap powersupply. The inner guts are digital now hence the scarcity.
They all wish to be not cheap. I am just compairing with the inner parts of some latest enermax or seasonic psus that I approve(not all they also have crap series). The overall regulation/protection board count amount of solid state caps and most of all their placement near hot parts. And those heatsinks still look to small to dissapate around 80w power at max load and 80+ effiency for a long time? Well I don't see it happening there. It is digital but nobody canceled simple physics. Maybe a just too paranoid, but TT will ever be in my eyes as very poor maker. Big thyphoon is the only gem.
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#10
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Ferrum Master
They all wish to be not cheap. I am just compairing with the inner parts of some latest enermax or seasonic psus that I approve(not all they also have crap series). The overall regulation/protection board count amount of solid state caps and most of all their placement near hot parts. And those heatsinks still look to small to dissapate around 80w power at max load and 80+ effiency for a long time? Well I don't see it happening there. It is digital but nobody canceled simple physics. Maybe a just too paranoid, but TT will ever be in my eyes as very poor maker. Big thyphoon is the only gem.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=298

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=293

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=243

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=249

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=301

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=171

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=172

Really because there isn't a single bad review about the high end Tt's only comments on pricing :rolleyes:
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#11
Ferrum Master
Your telling me to compare this Sirfa with that CWT power supply? :D Btw hardocp has a good review on this supply, that proves my concerns about heat, at higher load the fan will spin up like a hurricane in order to maintain the supply stable.



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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Ferrum Master
Your telling me to compare this Sirfa with that CWT power supply? :D Btw hardocp has a good review on this supply, that proves my concerns about heat, at higher load the fan will spin up like a hurricane in order to maintain the supply stable.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules/NDReviews/images/Tt-TpXT-Plat1275/Plat1275-031.jpg

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-09-26/thermaltake_toughpower_grand_platinum_snow_edition_03.jpg
Weird so you are saying a 1275w powersupply looks a little heavier duty inside than a 600w?

Well lets compare apples and apples instead of apples and vipers.



Same puny heatsink in the 650w OCZ. They must be a shitty company.



Superflower is a little better but not much



This one hmmm...FSP based unit appears to be missing something...Can't quite put my finger on it.

oh wait here is is



Yup everyone who makes >700w powersupplies is just a shitty company. :shadedshu
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#13
Ferrum Master
by: cdawall
Weird so you are saying a 1275w powersupply looks a little heavier duty inside than a 600w?

Well lets compare apples and apples instead of apples and vipers.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules/NDReviews/images/OCZZT650W/DSC06720.jpg

Same puny heatsink in the 650w OCZ. They must be a shitty company.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules/NDReviews/images/GoldenKing500W/DSC06591.jpg

Superflower is a little better but not much

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules/NDReviews/images/BQT_P10-550/DSC06644.jpg

This one hmmm...FSP based unit appears to be missing something...Can't quite put my finger on it.

oh wait here is is

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules/NDReviews/images/BQT_P10-550/DSC06648.jpg

Yup everyone who makes >700w powersupplies is just a shitty company. :shadedshu
Don't read between the lines mate. I said that they have also crap series. You gave a bad example btw admit it, totally different example from different league. I just made fun of it...

And let us make clear, they DONT MAKE PSU's by themselves. They buy it from OEM, that's a huge difference in my eyes.
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cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Ferrum Master
Don't read between the lines mate. I said that they have also crap series. You gave a bad example btw admit it, totally different example from different league. I just made fun of it...

And let us make clear, they DONT MAKE PSU's by themselves. They buy it from OEM, that's a huge difference in my eyes.
No you made a blanket statement about a company that is entirely untrue.

Most companies do not make there own powersupplies. I happen to have a CWT built Thermaltake 850w unit that runs beautifully 4 years later with a phenom and pair of 3870X2's.

If you want to be really stupid about this lets start looking into Antec, OCZ, etc all of which have had shit boxes.
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#15
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Ferrum Master
Don't read between the lines mate. I said that they have also crap series. You gave a bad example btw admit it, totally different example from different league. I just made fun of it...

And let us make clear, they DONT MAKE PSU's by themselves. They buy it from OEM, that's a huge difference in my eyes.
The first paragraph I don't understand, what are you on about? You did compare a 1200W unit with this unit.

The second paragraph doesn't matter because few make them themselves.
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#16
INSTG8R
by: cdawall
No you made a blanket statement about a company that is entirely untrue.

Most companies do not make there own powersupplies. I happen to have a CWT built Thermaltake 850w unit that runs beautifully 4 years later with a phenom and pair of 3870X2's.

If you want to be really stupid about this lets start looking into Antec, OCZ, etc all of which have had shit boxes.
Ditto! gotta CWT made Toughpower 1200W prolly even older than that.
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#17
Ferrum Master
I got it, personal feelings. For all. CWT ain't that bad, OK I agree. But you're simply denying simple physics. (Yeah I know, I a persistent critter)

Ok, your CWT.

There is the picture up there in my post, won't double it. It looks really cramped.

Then for example same power ratio heavyweight Enermax.



How in hell CWT maintained some Voodoo magic and without sinks achieved same efficiency and power? Guess what the review told about noise in those both PSU's and witch of them was silent?

I am just trying to say despite being a overpriced OEM seller TT(I still think like that, despite they might have some good products), they tend to scrap some parts in order to save money where it is forbidden to do so. So the sacrifice now is less aluminum, more noise at higher load.

And at my point of view, for a home supply, especially gaming, I don't need a dust cleaner in my case that wows like mad when I run some gaming. I am a buyer from my objective point of view as see this as a serious flaw, when the maker want to cut down price on those who really use the supply. For that price it is even a crime :).

The second thing, I am not the one who gave that example of that big thoughpower CWT it was cdawall. :p
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#18
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Thermaltake is cashing in on the everyone needs a huge powersupply group. Do you know what components it takes to load this 650W unit to the point were that fan did its job? I only need a 650W unit to power my PAIR of GTX470's overclocked phenom II X4 SSD's, multiple HDD's, watercooling etc.
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Ferrum Master
by: cdawall
Thermaltake is cashing in on the everyone needs a huge powersupply group. Do you know what components it takes to load this 650W unit to the point were that fan did its job? I only need a 650W unit to power my PAIR of GTX470's overclocked phenom II X4 SSD's, multiple HDD's, watercooling etc.
You didn't answer any of my arguments ;). As I said, you gave a bad example. Altough A nice chat around here, TPU is very silent recently.

Well... like most of us here, many of us are sort of PC enthusiasts. They tend to have some QUAD SLI setups and also Dual CPU setups, like I had few years ago when everything was hotter, and that's why I need a hefty PSU myself. (Gosh those GTX480 :D)

All electronics tend to teach that the most prolonged life for any equipment is that a peak load it is being used at 50-80% of it's maximum rated capacity(ie coolest optimal temperature mode). Doing a simple math with your nicely given number 650W, so 1kW number appears near. And it really depends on the case config and other things, but it lame to think, you know - I am buying a new PSU, but I know that it really barely can cool itself down otherwise I got a hairdryer mode on... I hope you got the idea.

Who knows. Even Intel made Ivy Bridge pancakes a bit HOT than Sandy. Next gen cards from green and red camp would be again like? You never know. ;)
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cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Ferrum Master
You didn't answer any of my arguments ;). As I said, you gave a bad example. Altough A nice chat around here, TPU is very silent recently.

Well... like most of us here, many of us are sort of PC enthusiasts. They tend to have some QUAD SLI setups and also Dual CPU setups, like I had few years ago when everything was hotter, and that's why I need a hefty PSU myself. (Gosh those GTX480 :D)

All electronics tend to teach that the most prolonged life for any equipment is that a peak load it is being used at 50-80% of it's maximum rated capacity(ie coolest optimal temperature mode). Doing a simple math with your nicely given number 650W, so 1kW number appears near. And it really depends on the case config and other things, but it lame to think, you know - I am buying a new PSU, but I know that it really barely can cool itself down otherwise I got a hairdryer mode on... I hope you got the idea.

Who knows. Even Intel made Ivy Bridge pancakes a bit HOT than Sandy. Next gen cards from green and red camp would be again like? You never know. ;)
What arguments? That this 650W powersupply is built like 90% of the other ones out there? Enermax's is an exception to the rule not the rule itself.

As for my own personal use I am just going to run dual 850w Antec TPQ's. AFAIC they are good solid units.
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Ferrum Master
by: cdawall
What arguments? That this 650W powersupply is built like 90% of the other ones out there? Enermax's is an exception to the rule not the rule itself.

As for my own personal use I am just going to run dual 850w Antec TPQ's. AFAIC they are good solid units.
About reducing costs where they shouldn't, temperature and noise that matters.

And the argument - your bad example comparing Tough Power behemoth with this one up there in the headline. That was funny and started all this chit chat. ;)

Antec TPQ? The old striped one like and old American muscle car?

OK I am a bit off. Crucial released a firmware update for their M4 setup. TRIM improvements hell yeah. Upgrade for free is always welcome. Well done Micron!
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#22
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Ferrum Master


I am just trying to say despite being a overpriced OEM seller TT(I still think like that, despite they might have some good products), they tend to scrap some parts in order to save money where it is forbidden to do so. So the sacrifice now is less aluminum, more noise at higher load.

And at my point of view, for a home supply, especially gaming, I don't need a dust cleaner in my case that wows like mad when I run some gaming. I am a buyer from my objective point of view as see this as a serious flaw, when the maker want to cut down price on those who really use the supply. For that price it is even a crime :).
Wait are you saying TT is overpriced? That is just not true. Otherwise I'm not even sure what you're trying to say. You don't like cheap PSU's, is that the point? That is called product diversity, different products for different markets at different prices for different people. I don't even know if there are PSU makers that has no low end offerings (the point of cutting costs is to make them cheaper).
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Ferrum Master
About reducing costs where they shouldn't, temperature and noise that matters.
Who actually runs a 650W powersupply in the red zone like you said? The fan isn't kicking up in the 50-80% load range. It is kicking up in its max continuous area. Mine does the same thing when it gets loaded all the way up.

by: Ferrum Master

And the argument - your bad example comparing Tough Power behemoth with this one up there in the headline. That was funny and started all this chit chat. ;)
I chose to post up the other thermaltake units because you said

by: Ferrum Master
Maybe a just too paranoid, but TT will ever be in my eyes as very poor maker. Big thyphoon is the only gem.
If you admit yourself the CWT builds are not bad why dime Tt out for overall being a poor manufacturer?

by: Ferrum Master

Antec TPQ? The old striped one like and old American muscle car?


Yup the enhance built 850w model that gained a 1000w cert using the exact same PCB and components.
by: Ferrum Master

OK I am a bit off. Crucial released a firmware update for their M4 setup. TRIM improvements hell yeah. Upgrade for free is always welcome. Well done Micron!
Same thing Super Talent did with mine :) Always nice!
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#24
mediasorcerer
by: Ferrum Master
About reducing costs where they shouldn't, temperature and noise that matters.

And the argument - your bad example comparing Tough Power behemoth with this one up there in the headline. That was funny and started all this chit chat. ;)

Antec TPQ? The old striped one like and old American muscle car?

OK I am a bit off. Crucial released a firmware update for their M4 setup. TRIM improvements hell yeah. Upgrade for free is always welcome. Well done Micron!
I hear you, and essentially you are right, however, think about the price range this unit is in? You know you have to pay more to get more, im sure it will do the job fine for 90% of its buyer market.

And what the hell, it has good looks, they have considered that when designing too.
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#25
Fourstaff
Proof in the review, lets see what Crmaris can dig up.
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