Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

FSP Introduces the New Hydro PTM+ Liquid Cooled PSU

Electrical circuits and water have never liked to be the closest friends. However, computer hardware enthusiasts - and even the simply hardware curious - have been able to leverage liquid cooling solutions' higher thermal dissipation capabilities to reduce temperatures of their operating hardware. Now, FSP is looking to introduce something that has been seldom seen in other power supply units: liquid cooling.

Created in cooperation with Bitspower so as to meet the highest security and safety standards, the Hydro PTM+ is a unique, patented liquid cooled PSU. FSP claims that the the Hydro PTM+ is the world's first 80 Plus Platinum-certified, mass-produced liquid cooled PSU. It features LED lighting, which FSP says achieves a combination of great looks with amazing performance. The unique liquid cooling system, once enabled, increases the power rating from 1200W to 1400W. But, with an array of integrated sensors, the Hydro PTM+ also excels at efficiency, when running in silent mode (below 50% load) it still delivers 600W without the use of a fan for cooling, thus remaining in complete silence. Expect to see more of these units at Computex, where we'll perhaps learn about this unit's pricing. I assure you, however, that these won't come cheap.
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22 Comments on FSP Introduces the New Hydro PTM+ Liquid Cooled PSU

#2
uuuaaaaaa
TheLostSwede said:
Why does it have a fan?
Good point!
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#3
animal007uk
TheLostSwede said:
Why does it have a fan?
From what i can undersatnd it has a fan because it can be used without the water cooling part.
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#4
bogami
Very good. Many liquid cooling systems need this kind of power supply .PSU operating temperature is very high and further heats room in which we have a computer. So we can the entire thermal energy is discharged outside the room in which we , and the noise is reduced. In my narrow the list it came ,only review I would like to see .
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#5
PowerPC
animal007uk said:
From what i can undersatnd it has a fan because it can be used without the water cooling part.
It also says it then only delivers 600W. I hope this isn't actually true.
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#6
Nuckles56
bogami said:
Very good. Many liquid cooling systems need this kind of power supply .PSU operating temperature is very high and further heats room in which we have a computer. So we can the entire thermal energy is discharged outside the room in which we , and the noise is reduced. In my narrow the list it came ,only review I would like to see .
As much as I hate to quote anything Linus has had to do with, this is very relevant and unless you super insulate the water cooling lines, you achieve very little
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#7
meran
I would love to see sparks when leaks happen, as for the fan not everything is watercooled like cpu vrms needs air cooling even if you put water block on cpu.
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#8
meran
Nuckles56 said:
As much as I hate to quote anything Linus has had to do with, this is very relevant and unless you super insulate the water cooling lines, you achieve very little

In winter we need heat inside.
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#9
lZKoce
Awesome. FSP are veterans in power supply manifacturing, so it's nice to see them show something different.
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#10
Ferrum Master
PowerPC said:
It also says it then only delivers 600W. I hope this isn't actually true.
Where did you read that? The fan only kicks in AFTER 600W load, that's the idea. It remains silent under lower loads.
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PowerPC
Ferrum Master said:
Where did you read that? The fan only kicks in AFTER 600W load, that's the idea. It remains silent under lower loads.
The article only says what happens under 600W. It doesn't specify whether that's with or without water cooling. And more importantly, it doesn't specify what happens over 600W with or without wc. There is only one sentence about it in the article, and there is no way you can know from reading that. I still hope it doesn't kick in "AFTER 600W" with wc.
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#12
Ferrum Master
PowerPC said:
It doesn't specify whether that's with or without water cooling
If you re-read it it states that water cooling increases power ratio and that's it. Under 600W it does not need any kind of cooling. Using water cooling ie 1400W mode it will enable fan at 700W+ load ie 50%+ as stated in the article.
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#13
PowerPC
Ferrum Master said:
If you re-read it it states that water cooling increases power ratio and that's it. Under 600W it does not need any kind of cooling. Using water cooling ie 1400W mode it will enable fan at 700W+ load ie 50%+ as stated in the article.
The article says: "when running in silent mode (below 50% load) it still delivers 600W without the use of a fan for cooling"
50% is 600W here because it's a 1200W PSU with a 200W boost. So I was exactly correct before you tried to correct me and said I should reread the article... The water cooling seems to only help with that boost, which would honestly be pretty bad. I still hope this article talks about the context without being hooked up to the loop, because I don't see it saying one way or the other.
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#14
Hood
Oh crap! - this kills bragging rights for those who bought expensive Titanium PSUs. The new king of overkill! Only $699.95! (water cooling loop not included).
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#15
FPSPusher
And the actual benefits would be??
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#16
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
FPSPusher said:
And the actual benefits would be??
Cooler running psu, quicker means to draw heat away from it
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#17
dj-electric
A big old meh to this one. PSUs can run just fine with a fan and some proper cooling. what a hassle.
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#18
animal007uk
PowerPC said:
The article says: "when running in silent mode (below 50% load) it still delivers 600W without the use of a fan for cooling"
50% is 600W here because it's a 1200W PSU with a 200W boost. So I was exactly correct before you tried to correct me and said I should reread the article... The water cooling seems to only help with that boost, which would honestly be pretty bad. I still hope this article talks about the context without being hooked up to the loop, because I don't see it saying one way or the other.
Depends how you read it but to me its saying 600watt and under the fan will not even turn on then once pushing more than 600 watts upto 1200 watts then the fan will be in use then if you want even mor power upto 1400 watt then plug it into the water loop.
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#19
EdInk
FPSPusher said:
And the actual benefits would be??
Less power losses to heat at heavy loads. Efficiency
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#20
Unilythe
PowerPC said:
The article says: "when running in silent mode (below 50% load) it still delivers 600W without the use of a fan for cooling"
50% is 600W here because it's a 1200W PSU with a 200W boost. So I was exactly correct before you tried to correct me and said I should reread the article... The water cooling seems to only help with that boost, which would honestly be pretty bad. I still hope this article talks about the context without being hooked up to the loop, because I don't see it saying one way or the other.
It clearly says that without liquid cooling, it is a 1200W PSU where the fan only starts spinning at over 600W usage, while with liquid cooling it's a 1400W PSU.

That's what it says, and nothing else.
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#21
PowerPC
Unilythe said:
It clearly says that without liquid cooling, it is a 1200W PSU where the fan only starts spinning at over 600W usage, while with liquid cooling it's a 1400W PSU.

That's what it says, and nothing else.
And where does it say anything about with or without water cooling? For the upteenth time, the article doesn't specify it.
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Unilythe
PowerPC said:
And where does it say anything about with or without water cooling? For the upteenth time, the article doesn't specify it.
"The unique liquid cooling system, once enabled, increases the power rating from 1200W to 1400W"
It's right there in the article.
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