Thursday, September 6th 2007

Akasa Announces New PowerMax 850W & 1000W Power Supplies

Akasa announced today they are shipping a 1000W and 850W PSU. Appropriately named PowerMax, Akasa are targeting this new range of high-end power supplies directly at the gaming market.

PowerMax has two 12V rails with 35A each rail; two PCIe 2.0 8-pin (6+2) connectors for turbo mode power, one on each rail and load balanced between rails; two PCIe 6-pin connectors for legacy VGA cards.

Importantly, both PowerMax 1000 and PowerMax 850 have extended main cables for use in the new extra tall cases. PowerMax is over 80% efficient all of the time, and has a low noise 135mm smart fan. PowerMax can deliver a continuous 1000W or 850W supply of power.

“PowerMax 1000 and PowerMax 850 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the gaming community and high-power-demand systems” said Adrian Young, marketing director for Akasa. “Dual high powered graphics cards demand more and more power. PowerMax more than meets that demand. This PSU is manufactured from high grade components, and it’s designed to work 24/7, so it won’t let you down. I think it’s the best on the market”

PowerMax is equally suited for high-end server and workstation systems where reliability is paramount.

Performance features

• manufactured from high quality components
• two 12V rails (35A each rail) deliver a continuous current with minimal heat
• continuous supply 24/7
• supports multi CPU and GPU systems
• supports both nVidia and ATI dual card platforms
• extended main cable (76cm) for tall tower cases
• PCIe 2.0 ready
• two PCIe 2.0 8-pin (6+2) and two 6-pin PCIe 2.0 connectors
• 80%+ efficient even under extreme conditions, reduces energy waste without loss of performance — saves money
• 135mm dual-ball bearing ‘smart’ fan (embedded thermal sensor) constantly minimises fan noise
• fan is near silent, only 17dB(A) at normal load
• honeycomb vent grill improves airflow, better cooling
• enhanced 5V standby to 3A for extra USB power


• size 150 x 160 x 86mm
• AC input 100 – 240V aoto-sensing
• active PFC energy saving
• black cable sleeves
• cable management kit


• 1 x 24/20-pin MoBo main power connector
• 1 x 8/4-pin ATX 12V MoBo connector: can be used as 4-pin or 8-pin
• 2 x 8/6-pin PCIe VGA connectors: can be used as 6-pin or 8-pin
• 2 x PCIe VGA 6-pin PCIe connectors
• 6 x SATA connectors for SATA interface and devices
• 6 x Molex 4-pin for HDD interface, optical drives, MoBo and all internal devices
• 2 x Floppy for floppy drivesSource: Akasa
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4 Comments on Akasa Announces New PowerMax 850W & 1000W Power Supplies

Very good spec......... but it doesnt appear to be a modular PSU.
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Bird of Prey
Modular is great for cleanliness and all, but true PSUs are dedicated cables.

Ive never really heard of Akasa as a PSU maker, case maker sure, but not PSU. Not bad specs really.
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For me that's ~4 too many 4pin molex connectors and 2-4 too few SATA ones :)

Floppy? Who has a floppy? (but yes, one of the small 4 pin ones...)
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Thats so overkill. I'm happy with my 600W.
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