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Thermaltake Launches the Toughpower SFX Series with PCIe Gen5 Support

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Thermaltake, the leading PC DIY premium brand for Case, Cooling, Gaming peripherals, and enthusiast memory solutions, is excited to announce their latest addition to the PSU lineups, the Toughpower SFX series, which is designed to meet ATX 3.0 standards and is PCIe Gen 5.0 ready. Designed to run with the RTX 40-series series graphics cards and the latest Intel CPUs, the Toughpower series comes with an SFX-sized form factor and fits in the mainstream ATX and ITX cases, which is essential for users looking to put together a smaller-footprint build. The following are the Toughpower SFX series's dimension for your reference. 750 W & 850 W: 125 mm (W)x63.5 mm (H)x100 mm (D); 1000 W: 125 mm (W)x63.5 mm (H)x126 mm (D).

The Toughpower SFX series is fully modular and compatible with Intel's ATX 3.0 specifications, which allows users to run the latest RTX 40-series series graphics cards natively via the new 12+4 pin PCIe Gen 5 connector. In addition, it can pump up to 600 W of power over a single 12+4 cable, providing you with reliable and uninterrupted power. It is also worth noting that the Toughpower SFX series's components have been massively upgraded this time to meet ATX 3.0 standards, guaranteeing up to 70% efficiency at 2% load and complies with power supply timing standards, ensuring a silky smooth experience even at full load. In terms of its build quality, packed with 100% high-quality 105 °C Japanese capacitors, the SFX series is made even more durable and stable than ever before.



On top of that, the built-in Smart Zero Fan (750 W&850 W: 92 mm; 1000 W: 120 mm) makes absolutely no noise at all when running under 30% load. The Toughpower SFX series features low ripple noise, strict voltage regulation, and extended hold-up time. Firstly, from 0% to 100% load, ripple noise produced from 12 V, 5 V, and 3.3 V are consistently under 30 mV, bringing extensive lifespan and overall superior protection for your system. Secondly, the Toughpower SFX series promises ±2% voltage regulation compared with Intel's standard +5%, -7%, and ±10% for -12 V. Last but not least, the 17 ms hold-up time will prevent your system from rebooting and makes sure the system still runs perfectly even with a brief interruption.

If you're in the market for an SFX-sized power supply that can support the RTX 40-series series, the Toughpower SFX should be on the top of your list, considering its top-tier materials, well-thought-out features, and comprehensive compatibility with all the RTX 40-series series graphics cards, which enables you to build something extremely powerful while looking small and taking up less space. Toughpower SFX power supply lineup will be available to purchase worldwide in middle of November.

Made for the Next-gen Graphics Cards
Designed with a native PCIe 12+4 pin modular connector, the Toughpower SFX series is built for next-gen PCIe Gen 5.0 graphic cards, and is fully compatible with Intel ATX 3.0 specifications. The fully modular Toughpower SFX series comes in 1000 W, 850 W, and 750 W, and is built to deliver 80 PLUS Gold efficiency. The compact size of Toughpower SFX Gold series perfectly fits in any ATX or ITX case.

No Matter the Case Size, We've Got You Covered
The Toughpower SFX Gold series comes with an SFX to ATX adapter bracket as an accessory which gives users more options when choosing the ideal case for the build.

Fully Compatible with Intel ATX 3.0 Specifications
Toughpower SFX series is fully compatible with Intel ATX 3.0 Specifications which supports up to 200% power excursion, reaches 70% low load efficiency and complies with required power supply timing standards.

PCIe Gen 5.0 Ready
Toughpower SFX series comes with a 16-pin connector to offer powerful and stable performance allowing the PSU to natively run next-generation GPUs.

Made to Comply with the Latest Graphics Cards
As the power consumption of graphics cards has increased, so has their demand for power. The SFX series is designed to support NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards, ready to supply the graphics card according to their different ways of connections.

Be Smart, Stay Quiet
The fans audible noise is nearly silence at 100% operation. This creates the perfect balance between silence and superior cooling. Furthermore, with the Smart Zero Fan, the fan will not spin until the load exceeds 30% of the power supply, minimizing the fan noise.

<30 mV Low Ripple Noise Design
Top-end build quality with low ripple noise. All ripples are lower than 30 mV on +12V, +5V or +3.3V from 0% to 100% load to ensure a stable operation and keep your performance-critical components to function reliably for longer.

Extremely Strict Voltage Regulation
The voltage regulation, more strict than Intel's standard +5%,-7% for major rails and ±10% for -12 V, is set to no more than ±2% for major rails, providing steady clean power through exceptional voltage stability.

17 ms and up Hold Up Time
During a power interruption, your computer might shut down or reboot. We make sure the SFX series will deliver at least 17 ms at 100% workload, without system reboot or resetting.

Fully Modular Low-Profile Flat Cable
Offers cable selection for users while powering the system at an advantageous voltage. Low-profile flat black cables make cable management easier, reduces clutter and increases airflow inside the chassis.

More Stable than Ever
100% high quality Japanese 105°C/221°F capacitors provides great durability as well as offering the highest stability, while remaining reliable.

High Amperage Single +12 V Rail & High-Class Technologies
Powerful single +12V rail can properly deliver the power you need for the best compatibility. The use of LLC and DC to DC circuit design provides very stable operation and enhanced voltage regulation.

92 mm/ 120 mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan
Featuring a 92 mm fluid dynamic bearing fan (120 mm in 1000 W) to guarantee superior cooling performance.

80 PLUS Gold Certified and Intel C6/C7 States Ready
Toughpower SFX series saves energy through its high energy efficiency up to 90% and is certified to 80 PLUS Gold. The series has been optimized to work with all generations of Intel's processors to achieve maximum energy saving.

Availability and Warranty
Toughpower SFX 750 W/850 W/1000 W Gold - TT Premium Edition will be available for purchase in the middle of November 2022 via the Thermaltake worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. It is backed by a seven-year warranty and supported by the Thermaltake worldwide customer service and technical support network.

Toughpower SFX series MSRP:
  • 750 W: $ 159.99 / € 169,90
  • 850 W: $ 179.99 / € 194,90
  • 1000 W: $ 234.99 / € 244,90
(prices may vary per region)

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Thermaltake? Hello?????

125x126mm isn't SFX, it's SFX-L. None of the other SFX and SFX-L makers stoop to this level of bullshit marketing, TT. No other company does this "well technically it's all officially SFX" because they understand that the extra 25mm makes or breaks SFF builds.
 
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Legally their Toughpower SFX Series is mentioned everywhere, it doesn't mean that those have compliance with the SFX sizing.

Another example marketing shines through and tries to sell on the cheap everything.

EDIT.

Not cheap actually... just high margin, larger sizes does make life easier on BOM costs.
 
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Legally their Toughpower SFX Series is mentioned everywhere, it doesn't mean that those have compliance with the SFX sizing.

Another example marketing shines through and tries to sell on the cheap everything.

EDIT.

Not cheap actually... just high margin, larger sizes does make life easier on BOM costs.
Honestly, SFX-L is perfectly reasonable even at that cost for 1000W. It is possible to make a 1000W SFX unit, but it would take pretty much the best possible components today, and would still struggle with cooling and having sufficient bulk capacitance to support ATX 3.0 power excursion specs.

They should definitely be upfront about it being SFX-L though.
Thermaltake? Hello?????

125x126mm isn't SFX, it's SFX-L. None of the other SFX and SFX-L makers stoop to this level of bullshit marketing, TT. No other company does this "well technically it's all officially SFX" because they understand that the extra 25mm makes or breaks SFF builds.
Yep, this is pretty terrible marketing wise. Looks like a good PSU (though of course that can't be judged from specs alone), but being clear about its form factor is a pretty basic requirement. Then again, this is Thermaltake. Their slogan might as well be "There is always something wrong with our products".
 
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Honestly, SFX-L is perfectly reasonable even at that cost for 1000W. It is possible to make a 1000W SFX unit, but it would take pretty much the best possible components today, and would still struggle with cooling and having sufficient bulk capacitance to support ATX 3.0 power excursion specs.

I honestly don't see options how to cool 1000W in a proper SFX case also. Maybe if you hook some 50W Delta fan somewhere if you don't care for the noise, but that's a bit absurd.

This upcoming gen ain't the best for small builds... for sure... Thermi/Hawaii year.... like the Chinese zodiac calendar... just with different animals.

I see people putting it in normal cases also, as it leaves much more space for some custom ideas, I've done things like that in matx cases, leaving space for a larger rad.

But it's thermalfake for you... people call them like for years for a solid reason.
 
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I don't understand why you guys are arguing about bad marketing and SFX vs SFX-L sizes etc. I can clearly see in the photo both sizes. It's nearly impossible to cram 1000W into proper SFX.
 
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I don't understand why you guys are arguing about bad marketing and SFX vs SFX-L sizes etc. I can clearly see in the photo both sizes. It's nearly impossible to cram 1000W into proper SFX.
... because most buyers won't be looking at photos - it's a PSU, it's not going to be interesting to look at - but product names and listed specs. And if the name and spec say SFX rather than SFX-L, they might end up with a PSU that isn't actually compatible with their case.

If, say, Asus launched a new motherboard and called it an ATX motherboard, but actually it was ATX12VO, that would be a bit of a problem for buyers, no?
 
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... because most buyers won't be looking at photos - it's a PSU, it's not going to be interesting to look at - but product names and listed specs. And if the name and spec say SFX rather than SFX-L, they might end up with a PSU that isn't actually compatible with their case.

If, say, Asus launched a new motherboard and called it an ATX motherboard, but actually it was ATX12VO, that would be a bit of a problem for buyers, no?
Well, you're right, but that's just a PR. If it's not stated under specs on their website and on the product packaging then it's gonna be a problem.
 
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Well, you're right, but that's just a PR. If it's not stated under specs on their website and on the product packaging then it's gonna be a problem.
... the name of the series is literally "Toughpower SFX", making the product name of the 1000W SFX-L unit "Toughpower SFX 1000 W Gold". The term SFX-L isn't mentioned even once in the press release. Are you actually saying you think the product name won't be used on the packaging or the website?
 

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I don't understand why you guys are arguing about bad marketing and SFX vs SFX-L sizes etc. I can clearly see in the photo both sizes. It's nearly impossible to cram 1000W into proper SFX.


I'm not making any claims as to these PSUs' actual ability to handle 1300W sustained. But they exist. Thermaltake is literally the only company scummy enough to advertise SFX-L as SFX. It might technically be an unofficial Silverstone spec, but it's one that countless others like Seasonic, Be Quiet, Cooler Master have all respected until TT came along and thought they could change the rules.

And hey, since "E-ATX" isn't an actual spec, a Z690 ROG Extreme or Tachyon is just ATX and therefore should never have any incompatibilities with ATX cases......right?

On their own website, they continue to lump the 1000W SFX-L in with the lower wattage SFX units:

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I honestly don't see options how to cool 1000W in a proper SFX case also. Maybe if you hook some 50W Delta fan somewhere if you don't care for the noise, but that's a bit absurd.

This upcoming gen ain't the best for small builds... for sure... Thermi/Hawaii year.... like the Chinese zodiac calendar... just with different animals.

I see people putting it in normal cases also, as it leaves much more space for some custom ideas, I've done things like that in matx cases, leaving space for a larger rad.

But it's thermalfake for you... people call them like for years for a solid reason.
you buy 1000w and use 50-60% of it, so it stay cool enough
 
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Yes, I know that there is difference between SFX and SFX-L and it is important thing.

However if we apply the same rule for ATX power supplies we can come up with interesting conclusions. All ATX power supplies lenght should be 140 mm. That is why most 160 mm and higher lenght power supplies such as Corsair RMx shouldn't be called as "ATX".
 
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Yes, I know that there is difference between SFX and SFX-L and it is important thing.

However if we apply the same rule for ATX power supplies we can come up with interesting conclusions. All ATX power supplies lenght should be 140 mm. That is why most 160 mm and higher lenght power supplies such as Corsair RMx shouldn't be called as "ATX".
Except that ATX PSUs aren't generally installed in strictly space-constrained cases, which is the entire point of the existence of SFX. Breaking spec for ATX has next to no consequences; breaking spec for SFX means your PSU literally won't fit many cases. SFX is simply a stricter standard for PSU measurements than ATX.
 
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