Friday, June 23rd 2017

SilverStone Intros the Strider Titanium Line of High-Wattage PSUs

SilverStone introduced its flagship Strider Titanium line of high-wattage power supplies for enthusiast-segment gaming PCs and record-seeking overclocking builds. The lineup consists of 1100W, 1300W, and 1500W variants, and boasts of 80 Plus Titanium-certified efficiency. The units offer full modular cabling, with enough juice and straws for Core X or Threadripper HEDT builds with 3-way or 4-way multi-GPU configs. All models feature two 8-pin EPS connectors, which each collapse into 4+4 pin ATX, so you can power Intel X299 or AMD X399-chipset motherboards with two EPS inputs.

Under the hood, the Strider Titanium features a single +12V rail design on all variants, active PFC, and most common electrical protection mechanisms. The units also feature a compact 180 mm length, compared to other brands which typically come in 220 mm lengths for this kind of wattage. All three variants come with eight 6+2-pin PCIe power connectors, up to sixteen SATA power, and six 4-pin Molex connectors. The units are cooled by a 135 mm fan, which stays completely off when the load is under 20%. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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20 Comments on SilverStone Intros the Strider Titanium Line of High-Wattage PSUs

#1
Camm
Interested to see someone break one open, especially to see their cap choice (the SFX 800W was a little woeful). One nice thing Silverstone does is their PSU's are always as small as possible, which is freaking brilliant IMO.
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#2
jabbadap
Hmm looks like enhance has made a new platform. Heat sink of that thing looks quite interesting:
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#3
Th3pwn3r
I though we were passed the whole mega psu times. Those are some big numbers .
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#4
EarthDog
In preparation for vega and threadripper... :p
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#5
Athlonite
"Th3pwn3r said:
I though we were passed the whole mega psu times. Those are some big numbers .
when GPU's regularly go over 250W and CPU's soon to follow aka Threadripper and or epoch it's not hard to need one of these for multi GPU setups they're a must with high draw GPU's
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#6
EarthDog
"Athlonite said:
when GPU's regularly go over 250W and CPU's soon to follow aka Threadripper and or epoch it's not hard to need one of these for multi GPU setups they're a must with high draw GPU's
regularly? Not really. Only top end parts generally come close/over.

Epyc is for servers...

A quality 650w psu is fine for amy single gpu and cpu overclocked on ambient.
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#7
jabbadap
Well they are marketing them as "Maximum efficiency and stability for mining".

Titanium efficiency requirements start at 10% load(at least 90% efficiency on 10% load; 110W for 1100W, 130W for 1300W and 150W for 1500W), so using such high capacity psus is not so stupid as it used to be on gold or platinum era.
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#8
EarthDog
Stupid wasnt because of inefficiencies at very low power, it's the initial outgoing cost between an appropriately sized psu vs say 650w vs 1000w, that is never ever made up.
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#9
jabbadap
"EarthDog said:
Stupid wasnt because of inefficiencies at very low power, it's the initial outgoing cost between an appropriately sized psu vs say 650w vs 1000w, that is never ever made up.
Well some might wan't silent rig and buying over-sized psu gives it(Yes I know there's passive PSUs but their prize is usually pretty high, that is almost the same to take big psu and drive it in low loads).

But yeah I agree there's little reason to buy 1kW psu if you don't really needed and one could use the amount of that money something more useful PC part.
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#10
bug
"Athlonite said:
when GPU's regularly go over 250W and CPU's soon to follow aka Threadripper and or epoch it's not hard to need one of these for multi GPU setups they're a must with high draw GPU's
Even if that was true, SLI/Crossfire don't mean you can saturate more than two cards at once. That would be maybe 750W. CPU is 150W, tops. The rest is negligible (a few watts for each storage device, 10-20W for RAM, etc.).
Of course, there are people that take things to the extreme and they should be able to spec their systems accordingly. Yet having three PSUs over 1kW from one manufacturer seems a little over the top. And we're talking only about the Strider series here, SilverStone may have more in their other series.
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#11
EarthDog
"jabbadap said:
Well some might wan't silent rig and buying over-sized psu gives it(Yes I know there's passive PSUs but their prize is usually pretty high, that is almost the same to take big psu and drive it in low loads).

But yeah I agree there's little reason to buy 1kW psu if you don't really needed and one could use the amount of that money something more useful PC part.
Ive never once heard the fans on any of my PSUs in any of my machines. Never... and I don't have loud fans... Yate Loons at 1K RPMs...
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#12
Dave65
Silverstone makes excellent PSU's, can't wait to see some reviews..
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#13
hat
Enthusiast
Silverstone was top tier when I first started getting into PC hardware. Hopefully they haven't dropped the ball like many others.
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#14
jabbadap
Silverstone does not make their own psus, they use oems like Sirfa, Enhance, FSP and SeaSonic. In that way they are like Corsair, but I would say a bit lower grade(Read they have good psus but not stellar ones like best of Corsairs).
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#15
shilka
Most of the newer SilverSone units have been mediocre or worse and the lower wattage Strider Titanium where not very good so dont have high expectations for the higher wattage ones
And SilverSone dont make any of the uints they sell its OEM´s like Enhance Electronics (most of them), FSP, CWT, Seasonic and Sirtec that makes them

The lower wattage Strider Titanium units where made by Enhance Electronics and again those where not all that good and was pretty mediocre
The main flaw of the low wattage Strider Titanium units is their piss poor ripple suppression with results of 90-105mv on the 12v rail at full load and as much as 60mv or more on the 5v rail at full load and thats outside of what is allowed under ATX specifications
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#16
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
"bug said:
Even if that was true, SLI/Crossfire don't mean you can saturate more than two cards at once. That would be maybe 750W. CPU is 150W, tops. The rest is negligible (a few watts for each storage device, 10-20W for RAM, etc.).
Of course, there are people that take things to the extreme and they should be able to spec their systems accordingly. Yet having three PSUs over 1kW from one manufacturer seems a little over the top. And we're talking only about the Strider series here, SilverStone may have more in their other series.
I draw over 800w at the wall for my rig. It isn't hard to do once you break the efficiency curve of the cpu and gpu.
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#17
shilka
"cdawall said:
I draw over 800w at the wall for my rig. It isn't hard to do once you break the efficiency curve of the cpu and gpu.
800 watts from the wall is not 800 watts used by the system as you have to take the rated efficiency of your PSU off the wall number
You got a PSU with 90% efficiency its 720 watts used by the system, if you got 92% efficiency its 736 watts and so on

Also rember that things like the monitor should not be on the same outlet as the PC when you take reading from the UPS or kill a watt.
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#18
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
"shilka said:
800 watts from the wall is not 800 watts used by the system as you have to take the rated efficiency of your PSU off the wall number
You got a PSU with 90% efficiency its 720 watts used by the system, if you got 92% efficiency its 736 watts and so on

Also rember that things like the monitor should not be on the same outlet as the PC when you take reading from the UPS or kill a watt.
I said over 800w I didn't give specific number for a reason. Depending on load out I have seen as high as 1020w at the wall, normal gaming stays around 850ish.
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#19
bug
"cdawall said:
I said over 800w I didn't give specific number for a reason. Depending on load out I have seen as high as 1020w at the wall, normal gaming stays around 850ish.
Ok, but you can hardly go beyond that. What can you add to the system to significantly increase the power usage? Maybe a second CPU, but who really uses that setup at home when you can buy CPUs with a bazillion cores?

Also if I wasn't clear before, I have no problem with offering these PSUs, because there will always be an exotic build needing one. The only problem I see is having three specced so closely. And even then, it's not my problem :D
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#20
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
"bug said:
Ok, but you can hardly go beyond that. What can you add to the system to significantly increase the power usage? Maybe a second CPU, but who really uses that setup at home when you can buy CPUs with a bazillion cores?

Also if I wasn't clear before, I have no problem with offering these PSUs, because there will always be an exotic build needing one. The only problem I see is having three specced so closely. And even then, it's not my problem :D
Vega.
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