Thursday, February 28th 2008

Corsair Announces 1000W 3-Way SLI Certified Power Supply

Corsair today announced the HX1000W power supply unit (PSU), the world’s first 1000 watt PSU to be certified under the newly-created 3-way NVIDIA SLI Technology Certification Program from NVIDIA Corporation. The Corsair HX1000W will be debuted at the CeBIT 2008 show next week in Hanover, Germany on Corsair’s stand.

The HX1000W is the latest addition to Corsair’s award-winning HX-series of modular power supplies for the gaming and enthusiast community. Featuring a twin-transformer, true dual-rail design, DC-to-DC conversion and high-quality solid state capacitors, the HX1000W delivers the rock-solid performance and stability required for high-end enthusiast gaming systems.

Features of the HX1000W include:
  • Designed for multi-core CPUs and multi-GPU systems
  • Guaranteed to deliver its full 1000W output at 50ºC operating temperature
  • Industrial grade solid-state capacitors rated at 105ºC for uncompromised performance
  • True independent dual +12V rail design
  • 140mm temperature-controlled fan for quiet, efficient cooling
With Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) and 80% or more energy efficiency across a wide range of loading conditions, the HX1000W PSU generates minimal heat during operation. In addition, the high quality, thermally-controlled double ball-bearing 140mm fan provides effective cooling and whisper quiet operation.

"Having the first 1000 watt power supply that is certified for 3-way NVIDIA SLI Technology is a great honor,” said Jack Peterson, VP Corporate Marketing. “The fact that the HX1000W meets the 3-way NVIDIA SLI Technology specification at a wattage rating that is up to 30% lower than some of our competitors highlights Corsair’s superior engineering expertise and world-class product development efforts,” continued Peterson. “Clearly, this is the ultimate power supply for enthusiasts and demanding customers who want the very best hardware in their gaming rigs.”

The Corsair HX1000W power supply unit (CMPSU-1000HX) will be available in late March through Corsair’s authorized distributors, resellers and e-tailers worldwide, priced at $279.99 USD MSRP. Corsair’s power supplies are backed by a 5-year Limited Warranty, complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and TS Xpress troubleshooting guide. For more information on the Corsair HX1000W power supply, please visit corsair.com/products/hx1000.aspx.Source: Corsair
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22 Comments on Corsair Announces 1000W 3-Way SLI Certified Power Supply

#1
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
This is gonna be an instant best seller..
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#2
regan1985
is there really a need for it in desktops?
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#3
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: regan1985
is there really a need for it in desktops?
A need, NO... a Want, YES. Its not for the other 98%(like me that are happy with a 500watter)

But for the 2% that has to have the top line stuff.....
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#4
Jimmy 2004
It does look enormous to me, very long. I've got the 520W version (which is way more than I need) and it's very good. Quiet and cool.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
And a great price. Corsair really nailed the PSU market with their highly efficient PSUs. Hell the 520W is able to power a system that needs like 600 to 650W of power. Its longer than the lower wattage psus, but I guess its for all the extras in its innards.
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#6
HousERaT
I've got wood...... :D

I hope it performs like it's little brothers.
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#7
Morgoth
wil it work for ati?
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#8
Jimmy 2004
by: Morgoth
wil it work for ati?
Yes, being certified is just marketing. It will work just as well for CrossFire as it would for SLI.
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#9
trog100
80 amps on the combined 12 volt rail.. thats enough for 10 ati 3870 cards..

errrr.. slighly f-cking overkill.. but someone will no doubt feel the need.. he he

trog
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#10
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: MKmods
This is gonna be an instant best seller..
of course..pp&c & corsair psus are the best you can get! and this psu looks really promising!
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#11
ShadowFold
Man that thing is huge. Definantly wont fit in my midtower, good thing ill never afford it lol
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#12
King Wookie
by: trog100
80 amps on the combined 12 volt rail.. thats enough for 10 ati 3870 cards..

errrr.. slighly f-cking overkill.. but someone will no doubt feel the need.. he he

trog
I doubt you'd refuse one if given as a present.:D

I've just installed the HX620 in my rig. Now I know what all the fuss is about.:respect:
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#13
1c3d0g
Hehe...join the club, King Wookie. ;) Corsair is really on top of the game these days...the 140mm fan sweetens the deal even more for those of us who like a quiet computing environment. Awesome work, Corsair! :rockout:
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#14
Dia01
How much does it cost a company for SLI Cerification?
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#15
ShadowFold
by: Dia01
How much does it cost a company for SLI Cerification?
Im pretty sure they just send it to nvidia and they test it with 3 ultras then if it works good and stable they certify it.
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#16
breakfromyou
This is made by CWT.

Of course it'll be amazing. :D
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#17
trog100
by: ShadowFold
Im pretty sure they just send it to nvidia and they test it with 3 ultras then if it works good and stable they certify it.
i dont think it has to do that.. i just ordered a hyper 530 for someone and that has sli certification.. mind u it might alter depending on the power output..

hyper tell u what each psu will run.. praps nvdiia just have to okay the claim..

trog
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#18
Wile E
Power User
by: breakfromyou
This is made by CWT.

Of course it'll be amazing. :D
Where did you find that out? I was trying to figure out if this one was built by CWT, or Seasonic. They use both as OEMs. I was guessing Seasonic, because Seasonic makes their other HX psus.
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#19
Grings
Yup, its a CWT, i remember seeing a preview a while back (though i dont remember where:rolleyes:)
It appears the (rest of the) HX series are still the only seasonic ones (not that i'd care though, CWT is still Great quality, i've actually got my eye on the TX750)
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#20
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Even though I can't help think that 1KW PSUs are overkill, it's good to know that we can expect the same level of excellence from previous Corsair PSUs in this high-end one.

I'd quite happy buy this if I ever needed it, but as I like to consider myself a 'green-machine' sort of person, I'll stick with the HX620W, or if they release a HX700+ then I'll go for that whilst I lie in wait for my Bloomfield set up.
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#21
Morgoth
i gona get this 1kw psu for my bloomfield rig :P
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#22
thoughtdisorder
Definately overkill! But, it will sell to the multitudes of early adopters.......:cool:
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