Monday, March 24th 2014

Corsair AX1500i Bags 80 Plus Titanium Certification

Corsair's upcoming flagship power supply, the 1500-Watt AX1500i, which debuted at this year's International CES, qualified for the coveted 80 Plus Titanium efficiency rating, which is a notch above 80 Plus Platinum. The unit should be most efficient when plugged into 230V AC lines, but was tested on a 115V AC line. It was tested to offer 91.23% efficiency at 10% load, 92.63% efficiency at 20% load, 94.04% efficiency at 50% load, and 91.34% efficiency at 100% load, staying above 90% at all test scenarios. The fully modular PSU offers a boat-load of power connectors, and should drive R9 290X 4-way CrossFireX setups with 220W TDP FX-9590 CPUs, without breaking a sweat. It supports Corsair LINK, giving you a degree of control and monitoring over the PSU's vitals. The AX1500i is expected to hit shelves later this year, priced at US $450.


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26 Comments on Corsair AX1500i Bags 80 Plus Titanium Certification

#2
EzioAs
Wow.

The box of thing has got to be huge...
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#3
dados8756
450$ for PSU??? x_x"
if my parents know i buying this, they will throw me away from second floor... with my rig of course T^T
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#4
blanarahul
Holy cow! Why don't they simply call this 90 Plus certified?
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#6
Bytales
Holy shit, im going to buy two of these. 3 KW worth of power to power all shit up.
To bad corsair doesnt have a way to link two of these babies together like Antec has. Please Corsair, build something like that, i need two of them.
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#7
THE_EGG
by: hardcore_gamer
What's next ? 80 plus Adamantium certified ?
80 PLUS Unobtainium :laugh:
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#8
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
by: btarunr
94.04% efficiency at 50% load
So you get the best efficiency at 50% load. Interesting...
This is still an impressive power supply:toast:
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#9
Nelson Ng
Corsair, stop all these kilowatts nonsense! Soon, these PSUs will cause a blackout the moment the user flips the ON switch!!!
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#10
techy1
by: dados8756
450$ for PSU??? x_x"
if my parents know i buying this, they will throw me away from second floor... with my rig of course T^T
but form the other hand... they could also be proud that their kid spends a 1/2 thousand $$$ to save for his parents a few bucks a year on electricity bill - is not that a great kid to have, or what?
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#11
nemesis.ie
by: Nelson Ng
Corsair, stop all these kilowatts nonsense! Soon, these PSUs will cause a blackout the moment the user flips the ON switch!!!
They only use as much as your components draw, it's nice to have the reserve especially if you have lots of high-draw components like those mentioned in the OP. ;)

My only issue with these recent corsair PSUs is the price - there are similarly good ones for substantially cheaper which is where my money will be going.

I also had one of their AX1200s and sent it back as the fan was noisy at idle.
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#12
bogami
Wow Titanium 94% +efficienci !!But the price is crazy because it would be sufficient if they had at least 2000W of power and the added liquid cooling ...
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#13
LAN_deRf_HA
Saw a thread on this awhile back. A Corsair rep said it operates in fanless mode up to 900watts. Insane. If you asked someone what their dream powersupply specs were this would be it.
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#14
xhawn11
Even if there are no reviews yet, i can tell that this psu is an absolute beast.
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#15
nemesis.ie
by: LAN_deRf_HA
Saw a thread on this awhile back. A Corsair rep said it operates in fanless mode up to 900watts. Insane. If you asked someone what their dream powersupply specs were this would be it.
Sounds promising - if they can knock $100 off the price I'd likely get one.
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#16
Hood
by: nemesis.ie
Sounds promising - if they can knock $100 off the price I'd likely get one.
They won't be discounting this monster anytime soon; why should they? It's the pinnacle of PSU goodness, without serious rival, and the ultimate in bragging rights. Money is no object to the kind of builder who buys this, and the best is just barely good enough. The $450 price tag "keeps out the riffraff", makes ownership an exclusive club, looking down on the little people far below, with their pathetic little 1200w Platinum units or worse...
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#17
micropage7
by: dados8756
450$ for PSU??? x_x"
if my parents know i buying this, they will throw me away from second floor... with my rig of course T^T
LOL, yeah its for anyone who need mooore power and could pay for it
sometimes i just told them 3/4 from the real price :-)
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#18
nemesis.ie
by: Hood
They won't be discounting this monster anytime soon; why should they? It's the pinnacle of PSU goodness, without serious rival, and the ultimate in bragging rights. Money is no object to the kind of builder who buys this, and the best is just barely good enough. The $450 price tag "keeps out the riffraff", makes ownership an exclusive club, looking down on the little people far below, with their pathetic little 1200w Platinum units or worse...
I really hope that was tongue in check, if not, it's exactly what is wrong with society today: People wanting to brag/show off that their stuff is more expensive. Better to price it such that it is good value and sells like crazy, that actually is likely more profit. I could afford it at the listed price, but feel it is over priced so will look elsewhere or wait for competition and a lower price.
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#19
Hood
by: nemesis.ie
I really hope that was tongue in check, if not, it's exactly what is wrong with society today: People wanting to brag/show off that their stuff is more expensive. Better to price it such that it is good value and sells like crazy, that actually is likely more profit. I could afford it at the listed price, but feel it is over priced so will look elsewhere or wait for competition and a lower price.
Yes it was; but unfortunately, too many people will buy it for bragging rights no matter what we say here. For those who actually need such a PSU (quad GPUs), it's a bargain, considering it's efficiency and raw power, and the monitoring software affords peace-of-mind to those concerned that it has enough power to jump-start a Mack truck and burn down small cities.
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#20
Jorge
There probably isn't a single desktop PC that needs a 1500w PSU so this is strictly for the clueless.
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#21
THE_EGG
by: Jorge
There probably isn't a single desktop PC that needs a 1500w PSU so this is strictly for the clueless.
Mining rigs? They could probably do with a monster PSU.
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#22
nemesis.ie
by: THE_EGG
Mining rigs? They could probably do with a monster PSU.
Exactly, but when mining total ROI is also of concern and you can buy a lot of electricity or another card for an extra €200 and you can always use more than one (cheaper) PSU.
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#24
Arctucas
by: blanarahul
Holy cow! Why don't they simply call this 90 Plus certified?
Agreed, but Platinum, Titanium, etc. appeal to the 'Ooo, shiny!' crowd.

In other words; marketing.
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#25
HisDivineOrder
by: LAN_deRf_HA
Saw a thread on this awhile back. A Corsair rep said it operates in fanless mode up to 900watts. Insane. If you asked someone what their dream powersupply specs were this would be it.
If that's true, then I can see a LOT of the hardcore silence crowd signing up.
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