Monday, May 13th 2013

SeaSonic Power Supplies Ready for Intel Haswell

SeaSonic Electronics congratulates Intel on the launch of the Haswell Processors. We are inspired by the continuing efforts made by Intel to push the boundaries of performance and at the same time, be environmentally conscious through reduction of energy consumption. These are the exact same attributes which have driven Sea Sonic for the past 35+ years.

As we strive for industry leading performance, we continue to research the long term effects of each of our design. By continuously improving our efficiency we try to achieve maximum energy savings and by using high quality components we aim to prolong product lifetime; all to achieve long term sustainability. Our full lines of 80 PLUS Platinum and Gold power supplies have been designed to be ready to meet Haswell's new technical requirements!

The ultra efficient Platinum series, which also includes the industry leading true fanless models, and our long running, award winning X Series, which is now supported by the 80 PLUS Gold G series - are all Haswell READY! In addition, our 80 PLUS Bronze line up, consisting of the M12II-750 & 850W models, is also compatible to be used with Intel's new Haswell Processors.
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13 Comments on SeaSonic Power Supplies Ready for Intel Haswell

#1
Protagonist
Yes...... now i can sleep well at night, my Seasonic X660 is Haswell ready. I highly think i will be getting Haswell within a month or so of its release, together with an IntelĀ® Desktop Board DZ87KLT-75K which has been reported to have C2 stepping chipset that has the USB 3.0 issue fixed and will be available at launch.
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#2
Dj-ElectriC
what a bunch of bullshitochen. Make people buy products by scaring them their PSU might not work with haswell
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#3
Melvis
Haswell has to many problems for system builders, im not going to build any, skipping this gen completely.

2011, 1155 or AM3+ only
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#4
buggalugs
All the corsair AX, HX, TX, GS series support haswell too so no drama.
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RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: Melvis
Haswell has to many problems for system builders, im not going to build any, skipping this gen completely.

2011, 1155 or AM3+ only
Unless you're a hardcore enthusiast, I dont think anybody with a current gen chip will upgrade.
Unless somebody desperately wants power saving features to save a couple of bucks here and there, and a few percent performance increase, there really is little point in upgrading unless your chip is pretty damn outdated.
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#6
NeoXF
To Hell with this nonsense...
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#7
buggalugs
by: RCoon
Unless you're a hardcore enthusiast, I dont think anybody with a current gen chip will upgrade.
Unless somebody desperately wants power saving features to save a couple of bucks here and there, and a few percent performance increase, there really is little point in upgrading unless your chip is pretty damn outdated.
I think theres plenty good reasons to upgrade. Bclk and multi overclocking, CPU overclocking performance, 4 intel sata 6GB/s ports, low power, etc.

Plus theres some serious competition with new gen motherboards so some nice features like thunderbolt, 802/ac and quality motherboard audio.

Looking at the large range from Asus, Asrock etc, they must have faith in the platform. If Haswell overclocks to 5GHz+ plenty will want it just for that.
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RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: buggalugs
4 intel sata 6GB/s ports
It's a shame most decent AMD boards provide 6 sata 6GB/s ports already. Never understood why Intel board's cheaped out on it.
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HumanSmoke
by: buggalugs
All the corsair AX, HX, TX, GS series support haswell too so no drama.
You'll probably find that any vendor/OEM/ODM that offers a zero-load capability PSU is covered for Haswell usage....assuming you're using C6/C7
Not sure what all the wailing is about anyhow. C6 has been a staple of Intel CPU's since LGA 1366, and C7 is featured in the BIOS of some motherboards - RIVE for example
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#10
Melvis
by: RCoon
Unless you're a hardcore enthusiast, I dont think anybody with a current gen chip will upgrade.
Unless somebody desperately wants power saving features to save a couple of bucks here and there, and a few percent performance increase, there really is little point in upgrading unless your chip is pretty damn outdated.
Current Gen chip yes thats true, but I mean normal everyday people looking for a new new computer, there is just to many issues with Haswell that ill be passing on building any for clients unless they realy want one.
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#11
BiggieShady
by: HumanSmoke
....assuming you're using C6/C7
This. Any PSU supports Haswell when C6/C7 is disabled. Drawback is idle power consumption of 10 W instead of 100 mW.
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#12
Jorge
Considering how poor the performance is of Haswell I doubt that technically informed folks will be lined up to buy it. It's good to know that Seasonic PSUs are always on the leading edge in tech and performance.

As far as Haswell's dumbarse power requirements... You will need to manually disable C6/C7 power states in the BIOS if your PSU doesn't support Intel's ignorance. Otherwise you will be SOL.
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#13
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Jorge
As far as Haswell's dumbarse power requirements... You will need to manually disable C6/C7 power states in the BIOS if your PSU doesn't support Intel's ignorance. Otherwise you will be SOL.
I think you're blowing this out of proportion. Most hardware will not use a feature if it doesn't support it. To assume that the motherboard doesn't have these features disabled by default is probably a bad assumption considering that the last several motherboards I've owned have defaulted with most of the C-states disabled, AMD and Intel alike. My P9X79 Deluxe out of the box disables all C-states.
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