1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Corsair Announces Availability of AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    20,668 (7.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,980
    Location:
    some AF base
    I'm sorry the way you phrased it could have been taken either way...

    That's honestly good to know older units seemed to draw less power. Makes sense considering how much more crap is on new boards.

    That's good to know. Kind of interesting to see your cards draw so much more with such a low overclock. Out of curiosity what temps are you looking at. Even in your fancy new tech heat still plays a huge role. I would be curious to see if your cards cooled well would drop your power consumption like it did in the old GTX 470/480's

    Thank god. It's a good question some people seem think it's the best way to find what PSU they need.

    You seem to forget I ran multi-PSU units for a long long period of time.

    Never said they couldn't I was confused if you were trying to say your chip did or what you were getting on about. Again if you remember I ran quite a few chips cold.

    No that formula will always work if you have a correct starting wattage. At least it will be close enough.

    Why is the math wrong are your and Erockers chips physically identical down to the stock vcore, VTT, etc. All of those chips are binned for the best possible TDP which leads toa large variation in processors and quality.

    Trust me there are plenty of "old school" things that carry over. I do still run some Intel bits and bobs (H55 with a Xeon 3440@4.2) While not the latest of generations it still works.

    Don't worry waiting for after the deployment I want some of the next gen cards. These are not enough of an improvement for my taste same on the CPU's.
  2. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    13,836 (4.53/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,912
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Let me just say, cdawall, overclocking today is not what it used to be. What you've done in the past, or what I have done, does not apply. I was completely blown away by the power consumption numbers, honestly, as I never expected such increases. But at least we have reasons to use such big PSUs 24/7 when overclocking.

    Your H55...does not apply. Socket 1155 completely changes the game, and IVB CPUs just further that. Really, most old stuff truly does not apply, since the implementation of Turbo 2.0 on Intel chips. Before, you'd turn Turbo off...today, you OC with Turbo, using hte Turbo multipliers, and you don't set votlages manually...you set offsets. Those aren't my recommendations either..that's guidance provided by OEMs.

    And again, TDP has no meaning except for cooling needed. Current CPUs are marked @ 77 W for IVB, and 130 W for SB-E..not because they draw anything close to that...but becuase they need cooling capable of removing that amount of heat in order to stay stable for the duration of the warranty period. SKT2011 CPUs don't evne come with a cooler, since 130W is too much for many coolers out there. INtel now sells AIO watercoolers for those chips. MY 3770K draw 2/3rds TDP at stock, my 3960X draw 20% more than TDP.

    Plus, now Intel will replace chips you killed by OC, for a small fee...most commonly used chips are replaced for just $25.


    It's truly a different ballgame now. I bloody love it!

    AMD, yep, same old, same old. That's too bad, but whatever.

    with 3c 7950, I wouldn't run an overclock without a 1200 W PSU, like this one. Hopefully I can convince Corsair to give me one, to go along with the ram, cooler, SSDs, and everything else of theirs I use to test with already. :p


    EDIT: oh, my cards top out @ 75 C @ 1200 MHz, and that's with the default fan profile... at stock, they hit 60C or so, if that.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2012
    cdawall says thanks.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page