Saturday, October 13th 2012

Seasonic Launches the New Lineup of the Platinum Series PSUs

The launch of the Seasonic Platinum series has achieved great success last year. The fully modular Platinum-860W and Platinum-1000W power supplies have won numerous accolades and became standards of excellence for the 80 Plus Platinum design throughout the entire industry.

This year, by presenting an extended family of the Platinum series, Sea Sonic's strength in innovation once again takes center stage to lead the way towards solutions that require the highest efficiency and top performance. The new lineup of Sea Sonic's Platinum series will span the output range of 400 to 1200 watts. All units of the family come equipped with our patented Fully Modular DC Cable design that maximizes output, ensures the stability of the crucial 12V rail and, at the same time, provides ease of integration and ensures forward compatibility.


Sea Sonic's extended Platinum Series, which is currently the most complete 80 PlusR Platinum series available on the market, entails the following products:
  • Platinum 400 W / 460 W / 520 W FANLESS – Silent performance
  • Seasonic has upgraded The X-400 and X-460 Fanless models from 80 Plus Gold to 80 Plus Platinum, and a new 520W Fanless model also joins the Platinum family.
  • Platinum 660 W / 760 W / 860 W - Ultra performance and efficiency
  • Platinum 1000 W / 1200 W (coming soon) - High-end gaming and overclocking
Sea Sonic's highly efficient power supplies in the Platinum 660 W to 1200 W range are top performers that at lower loads can operate absolute silently in semi-fanless mode. As an additional feature, all these units are equipped with a selector switch that enables users to choose between traditional fan control (S2FC) and semi-fanless mode (S3FC). This sophisticated S3FC design ensures that the fan will only start spinning at loads greater than 30% of the maximum load.

All the Seasonic Platinum Series power supplies utilize top quality components, such as gold-plated high current terminals and Japan-sourced 105℃ aluminum electrolytic capacitors, which contribute to high performance, reliability and extended product lifetime. Sea Sonic is committed to high quality and stands behind its products by offering 7 years warranty for all the units in the Platinum series.
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17 Comments on Seasonic Launches the New Lineup of the Platinum Series PSUs

#1
[H]@RD5TUFF
I forsee that 860 watt in my future.
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#2
stinger608
Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
This is awesome!!!!! As [H]ard5tuff stated, I see one of these puppies in my future as well.
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#3
Protagonist
Finally platinum, my X-660 Gold serves me very well and i definitely will be getting another seasonic in the future probably a 660 Platinum.

Now when are the Diamond rated coming out?
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#4
vrdublu
Some of the best power supplies in the market, worth every penny.
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#5
LAN_deRf_HA
Is those new fanless are anything like the gold they'll be fully modular. Great for efficient micro-atx builds.
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#6
Dj-ElectriC
A fanless Platinum 520W PSU... Any argument is invalid. Damn you Seasonic.
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#7
Vlada011
Without single sleeve cables without srink from moddiy site, nothing.
Only that finished cables are good.
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#8
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
I love my 1000-watt Seasonic Platinum. I bet all of these will work just as well. :cool:
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#9
1d10t
Sweet...time to replace my current gold for platinum badges :toast:
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#10
MaKCuMyC
by: st.bone
Now when are the Diamond rated coming out?
next certificate is Titanium.
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#11
Dj-ElectriC
And its for 230V only as it seems becuase genius americans are using unefficient power current :*

BTW i dont think people should upgrade from Gold to Platinum for 1-2% efficiency, seems like a fairly stupid move to me.
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#13
largon
by: MaKCuMyC
next certificate is Titanium.
IMO, would've been better to dub the ratings 80, 85, 87½, 90 and 92½ Plus etc. instead of "80 Plus" and the silly Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium -affixes.

I wonder what comes after Titanium?
Unobtanium?
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#14
Am*
I wonder how long it will be until they make consumer level Titanium 80Plus PSUs, because that's the only thing that will persuade me to ditch my 80PLUS Silver PSU. Platinums aren't worth the premium over Bronze, Silver or Gold unless your system is under load 24/7. In idle, they are all equally inefficient due to the idle power consumption being less than 80W and dropping with every new generation of GPUs and CPUs, which is below any current 80PLUS power supply's peak efficiency level. Only Titanium 80PLUS PSUs fix this by having a 10% power envelope, and that's the only thing that will persuade me to "upgrade" my power supply.
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#15
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Dj-ElectriC
And its for 230V only as it seems becuase genius americans are using unefficient power current :*
A: I'm American with access to 230v. :confused:

B: 3-phase power has less conversion losses, but that doesn't mean it's the right medium for providing power to a computer. So why use it? Also higher voltages inherently have better conversion rates because 230v is impacted by circuit resistance that much less than 115v. Remember Ohm's and Joule's laws.

Heat is directly proportional to the square of the current times resistance. Which means that on a machine that uses 115v which draws twice as much current as 230v will have 4 times as much losses due to resistance because heat (conversion losses,) is that much higher in 115v because you need more current to make up for less voltage.

With that said, 230v is also more dangerous to service and work with than 115v. Even if it can deliver twice as much power on the same cabling or just as much power on smaller cabling (with more insulation of course). There is a reason why you see 12v and not 230v in a car.
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#16
1d10t
by: Dj-ElectriC
And its for 230V only as it seems becuase genius americans are using unefficient power current :*

BTW i dont think people should upgrade from Gold to Platinum for 1-2% efficiency, seems like a fairly stupid move to me.
dude,every 80 plus psu's come with full range (105v-230v) capability.there's is frequency (50Hz-60Hz),amperage (A) and electrical structure (2 phases or 3 phases )rather than only voltage rating to judge.

Some men upgrade to GTX 680 SLI while still gaming on single screen 1080p,does this makes sense?and for that 1-2% number,where you get it?
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#17
Vlada011
But cables are probably snakes again, colorful snakes, one color is not good.
I like Seasonic and CORSAIR too.
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