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FSP Launches the 80 Plus Gold All-Modular "Hydro GE" PSU

FSP Group, one of the renowned PSU brands in Taiwan, has launched the next-generation 80 Plus Gold All-Modular Series "Hydro GE", which is available in 450W, 550W, and 650W models. Hydro GE follows the droplet-shaped thermal design of the Hydro G Series, featuring a 135 mm FDB hydraulic bearing fan. Its internal part layout allows excellent heat dissipation from inside to outside, while its +12V single-rail large-current design enables supplying the maximum power to your graphics card. With its DC-DC circuit structure and all Japanese-made electrolytic capacitors, it ensures more stability and eliminates lag during your gameplay. "Hydro GE" comes with a personalized side sticker available for the PC DIY enthusiasts to create their own "Unique" style.

FSP Releases a Powerful 2000W Dedicated Mining Power Supply

The topic of Bitcoin mining continues trending. Some countries even acknowledge payment with digital currency such as Bitcoin as legal payment methods. In order to keep up with this trend, high specification dedicated mining equipment is continually released by the industry. ASUS and ASRock have released mining dedicated motherboards, and high-end graphics cards from major manufacturers such as nVIDIA and AMD, etc. have all been sold out.

With the upgrading of this equipment, the power needed for overall operation of computers also needs to be increased in response to the power needed for the heavy operation during the mining process. However, currently there are very few power supplies on the market dedicated for mining. FSP power fully understands the needs of miners, and became the first to release the FSP2000-A0AGPBI 2000-watt super high powered power supply to prevent power malfunctions during the mining process when the processor/graphics card is operating at full speed and the power is at full-load 24 hours a day.

SilverStone Intros Essential Series 450W PSU

SilverStone today introduced its Essential series 450W power-supply (model: SST-ET450-B), which covers all the basics for first-time builders. The Essential series made its debut earlier this year, with larger 550W and 650W models. The standard-ATX PSU is 14 cm long, and features fixed cabling. It has enough juice and straws for a premium mainstream-desktop build with one high-end graphics card. The PSU offers 80 Plus Bronze switching efficiency. Under the hood, it features a single +12V rail design, with a single 34A rail.

Other under-the-hood features include active-PFC, and protections against over/under-voltage, overload, and short-circuit. A low-noise optimized 120 mm fan keeps the unit cool, with noise output as low as 18 dBA. Connectors include a 24-pin ATX, one 4+4-pin EPS, two 6+2-pin PCIe power, four SATA power, three 4-pin Molex, and one 4-pin Berg. Backed by a 3-year warranty, it is priced at USD $59.99.

Riotoro Intros CR500 Mid-tower Chassis

Riotoro today introduced the CR500 ATX mid-tower chassis. The case is characterized by a slightly protruding and perforated front-panel for better air intake, with a full-coverage tempered glass making up the side panel. The case features a contemporary horizontal partition layout. The top compartment houses an ATX/micro-ATX/mini-ITX motherboard with room for graphics cards as long as 40 cm, and CPU coolers as tall as 18 cm.

The bottom compartment of the CR500, accessible from the right side panel, houses two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive bays, two additional 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive mounts, and the PSU compartment. The cooling system includes three 120 mm or two 140 mm top exhausts, two 140 mm/120 mm front intakes, a 120 mm bottom intake, and a 120 mm rear exhaust. Front panel connectivity includes two each of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and HDA jacks. The company didn't reveal pricing.

BitFenix Releases the Formula Gold Power Supply Series

(Editor's Note: You can read TPU's review of the BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W power supply here. The press release follows.)

BitFenix is proud to announce its latest series of power supply units, the Formula Gold Series that boasts of extreme quality and world's best performance with 80+ Gold efficiency and up to 92% efficiency at typical loading.

The new BitFenix Formula Gold power supply line up comes with a wide range of power options starting with 450W all the way up to 750W incrementing by 100W. Therefore, BitFenix Formula Gold is perfect for everything from energy efficient gaming PCs to Dual GPU system or heavily overclocked Platforms.

Raidmax Intros Thunder RGB Series Semi-modular PSUs

Raidmax today introduced the Thunder RGB series of mid-range, semi-modular PSUs for gaming desktops. The lineup currently consists of two models based on wattage, 735W (RX-735AP-R), and 535W (RX-535AP-R). These PSUs are characterized by RGB multi-color LED lighting on their 135 mm fan, which takes in 4-pin RGB header input, and supports ASUS Aura Sync RGB. Under the hood, these units feature a single +12V rail design, 80 Plus Bronze switching efficiency, and most common electrical protection mechanisms (against over/under voltage, overload, and short-circuit).

The two Thunder RGB variants feature semi-modular cabling. The 24-pin ATX, one 4+4 pin EPS, and two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors are fixed, with fishnet sleeving. The modular cables are flat, ribbon-type. The 735W variant offers a total of four 6+2 pin PCIe connectors (including the fixed ones), eight SATA power, three 4-pin Molex, and one Berg. The 535W variant, on the other hand, only has two 6+2 pin PCIe (fixed), and six SATA power, besides the ATX, EPS, three Molex and one Berg. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Thermaltake Announces Toughpower iRGB Plus Platinum PSU Series

Thermaltake has expanded the Toughpower iRGB PLUS family with Toughpower iRGB PLUS Platinum Series Power Supply Unit- TT Premium Edition, which includes three models with capacities ranging from 850W to 1200W. In addition to the great build quality, the Platinum-certified series packs the patented ultra-silent, 16.8 million-color Riing 14 RGB fan and 12 controllable single LEDs with seven lighting modes (Full lighted, Flow, RGB Spectrum, Ripple, Blink, Pulse and Wave), plus the support for three of Thermaltake's intelligent platforms - New DPS G PC APP 3.0, DPS G Smart Power Management (SPM) Cloud 1.0, and DPS G Mobile APP 1.0 - to help users monitor smart power supply units, save energy and stay green.

The fully modular members offer excellent ripple suppression and steady voltage output, thanks to the new circuit design with PFC & LLC digital controllers; the application of Smart Zero Fan and 100% high quality Japanese brand capacitors has given the new series amazing reliability, stability and very silent operation. The 850/1050W unit even features a compact depth of 160 mm to allow users for high compatibility with more room for cable routing, cooling and more. Backed up by a hefty 10-year warranty, the Toughpower iRGB PLUS Platinum Series Power Supply Unit permits a captivating way to make users systems match their intended color scheme and gives best-in-class, mute operation for all kinds of chassis.

Cooler Master Introduces MasterWatt PSU Series

Cooler Master, celebrating its 25th anniversary, today announces an expansion to their 80 PLUS Bronze certified line, MasterWatt. Cooler Master created the MasterWatt line for people seeking premium features in a Bronze efficiency power supply. This new line of power supplies offers an improved modular design, enhanced cables, and an innovative semi-fanless system. Inside, a dual forward / DC-to-DC circuit design ensures stable +12V output even in cross loading conditions. MasterWatt is the well-rounded successor to the classic GM series power supply line, widely sold around the world.

Collective feedback incorporated from around the world led to the development of specific features within the MasterWatt series. Cooler Master revised all the cables to accommodate larger cases and the trend of better cable management, resulting in cables that are 14% longer than previous generations. The MasterWatt series use more conductive PCIe cables that are 16AWG for less resistance, thus increasing efficiency of power delivery to graphics cards.

EVGA Caught Sending Golden Samples of the SuperNova B3 to JonnyGuru

An Overclock.net member, "shilka", posted late last month over the failure of power protection in EVGA's SuperNova B3 power supplies, specifically the 450 and 850 W models. This adds to the concerns first raised by Tom's Hardware, one of whose review units created fireworks. Normally, for a product that has been on the market for some time, as the B3 series has, one could chalk up such incidents to a faulty batch. But it appears that might not be the case, considering JonnyGuru also reviewed EVGA's B3 and did not encounter any fire hazards.

It has subsequently emerged that the sample provided by EVGA to JonnyGuru was manufactured by Super Flower, whose Leadex platform is well known for its performance and high quality. Aris of Tom's Hardware (and TechPowerUp), however, bought their review sample from a retail outlet. The manufacturing of the latter had been outsourced to RSY, with (in this case) a resulting decline in build quality. It remains unclear whether Super Flower outsourced its production, or if EVGA is using multiple suppliers or switched manufacturers all together. Regardless, lesser quality PSUs would appear to be in stores in comparison to what was reviewed at JonnyGuru, arguably the most influential review site for PSUs.

Enermax Announces RevoBron Value PSU Series

ENERMAX, as a well-known brand for power supply, launched RevoBron. This PSU series is equipped with DFR self-cleaning tech. Moreover, it comes with a smart 2-in-1 fan controller, COOLERGENIE, providing system fans with semi-fanless control and fan-delay function. RevoBron perfectly supports mainstream gaming rigs, multimedia systems, or home theater PCs. RevoBron is equipped with Twister Bearing fan for silent/durable cooling, embedded with ENERMAX DFR tech. to make the PSU fan perform a self-cleaning spin for 10 seconds upon startup to blow away the accumulated dust.

Seasonic Presents the PRIME Ultra Power Supplies

With the introduction of the PRIME Titanium Series last year Seasonic started rolling out an incredible product line that caught the attention of end-users and media alike. The PRIME Series has won the prestigious Power Supply of the Year 2017 European Hardware Award. The PRIME power supply family entails some of the best performing analog power supplies reviewers have ever tested and it includes a wide range of 80 PLUS Titanium-, Platinum-, and Gold-rated units to offer consumers wide-ranging choices for different levels of output and efficiency. Almost a year has passed, and our engineers have yet again come up with new solutions to improve our flagship series to introduce the PRIME Ultra Series.

As graphics cards and motherboards become more efficient, their ever-decreasing power consumption has called for a new power rating variant. The introduction of the PRIME Ultra 550 W Platinum- and Gold-rated units is an answer to these current market trends where most users need high-end, high-efficiency, yet mid-range power capacity power supplies. The PRIME Ultra 550 W in many cases will even provide high enough power to reserve some headroom for future expansion.

ENERMAX Launches World's Most Compact 1200W PSU

ENERMAX announces the launch of new Platinum-rated power supply series, Platimax D.F. 1200W/1050W/850W/750W. The new lineup is 80 PLUS Platinum certified power supply with fully modular cable design. In addition to the DFR self-cleaning technology, new Platimax D.F. incorporates a D.F. switch for users to manually activate the self-cleaning function anytime during operation. Moreover, the series features smart semi-fanless control which ensures absolute quiet operation at lower loads. With rock-solid stability and superior performance, Platimax D.F. is without doubt a perfect solution for high-resolution gaming rigs or multi-GPU systems.

Built with high-density PCB design, Platimax D.F. supports Max. 1200W with only 160mm in depth gives enthusiasts greater flexibility in case selection. Current power supplies over 1000W on the market are generally larger, many of them measuring 180mm to 225mm in depth. The larger dimensions necessitate a PC case with a lot of interior space, which decreases a builder's freedom in selecting a chassis. Platimax D.F. 1200W is the smallest of its kind.

Enermax Announces MaxTytan 1050W and 1250W 80 Plus Titanium PSUs

ENERMAX announces the launch of MaxTytan 1250 and 1050W, the very best of ENERMAX power supply. The full modular kilowatt-class lineup is 80 PLUS Titanium certified, incorporating several high-end features, including: Dust Free Rotation (DFR) technology, Semi-fanless control, Wattage Meter, and COOLERGENIE. Furthermore, Wattage Meter is a digital panel revealing the real-time power consumption. Adopting the advanced full-bridge topology, DC-to-DC conversion circuit, and durable components, MaxTytan kilowatt models provide maximum switching efficiency and outstanding stability, which makes MaxTytan PSU undoubtedly an excellent choice for high-end gaming systems, heavy-duty multi-GPU workstations, or power-hungry mining rigs.

Newegg, Rosewill Partner in Bringing Miners the PSUs They Deserve

Mining is a billion unit business by any metric you use: be it in hardware components sold, dollars generated for miners, and energy consumption, mining is one of the most florescent businesses in recent years. Mining around the globe consumes more power than many countries by themselves would; moves huge amounts of hardware through both sea and air; and is one of the more divisive technological developments of the decade, with proponents claiming it's the reinvention of the economic wheel, and others defining it as a hoax, a purposeless, virtual fallacy with no added value other than that which can be attributed to a pyramid scheme. However, no matter which side of the fence you stand in, there's one thing both miners and users usher in: enough PSU power to enable them to attain their particular use cases with both high-efficiency and peace of mind.

Enermax Announces MaxTytan 750W and MaxTytan 800W PSUs

ENERMAX announces its new flagship lineup with 80 PLUS Titanium certification. As ENERMAX's 1ST Titanium-rated lineup, MaxTytan 750W and 800W embody ENERMAX's philosophy of "Power, Innovation and Design"; both models are not only equipped with the proven DFR self-cleaning function, but also incorporate D.F. switch, the push button design for users to activate DFR self-cleaning function anytime during operation. Moreover, this full modular series is engineered with fanless mode before 55% of system load (at 25°C ambient), which provides quieter cooling performance. Last but not least, MaxTytan comes with SLEEMAX, premium sleeved cables made with carefully selected fabric to achieve a smooth and soft texture.

ENERMAX DFR Tech. is designed to make the PSU fan spin in reverse to reduce accumulated dust. By simply pressing the D.F. switch, users can activate self-cleaning DFR Technology anytime during operation, even in the fanless mode. MaxTytan 750W and 800W can deliver over 94% extreme efficiency (@ 50% load), compliant with 80 PLUS Titanium efficiency requirement. The smart semi-fanless control ensures absolute silent performance with 0 dBA before 55% system load (at 25°C ambient). Once surpassing the pre-defined limit or with the raise of interior temperature, the fan starts to spin and the fan RPM is automatically regulated according to the system load/ temperature.

Be Quiet! Announces SFX L Power PSU Series

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for eleven consecutive years, presents the SFX L Power power supply. As powerful and compact PCs for multimedia and gaming are finding their way into living rooms, be quiet!'s SFX L Power was designed to meet the rising demand for high efficiency and silent cooling in small form factor computers. The new power supply series does not make the SFX Power 2 series obsolete, but SFX L Power is the highest performing alternative amongst be quiet!'s compact form factor PSUs.

SFX form factor power supplies commonly use 80-millimeter fans that are required to rotate faster to equally perform like larger fans and produce more noise. Choosing the slightly longer SFX-L form factor enables be quiet! to install a silent, temperature-controlled 120-millimeter fan inside SFX L Power. The power supply still fits in most chassis and is ideal for powerful mini ITX systems, and small ATX systems thanks to the included ATX adapter bracket. With SFX L Power, users can expect silent operation to power their compact gaming or multimedia systems.

XILENCE Announces the Performance X Series Power Supplies

Xilence, specialist in cooling, power supply and noise reduction of PCs and notebooks, is introducing its all-new Performance X power supply series. The new series features everything a demanding gamer would expect from a reliable power supply. Available in four models ranging from 550 watts to 850 watts, Performance X boasts high efficiency, stable output, a silent and durable fan design and a full suite of protection circuits, all at low purchase cost.

Performance X reaches extremely stable voltage on all rails thanks to its DC/DC technology. This method transforms alternating current into 12-volt direct current, generating the required 5-volt and 3.3-volt rails, and resulting in stable output values even under cross load conditions. An LLC resonant converter is also built in to further boost efficiency, especially at high output power levels while significantly reducing switching loss. Thanks to its cutting-edge technologies, Performance X reaches an efficiency factor of up to 92 percent and an 80PLUS Gold 230V EU rating. The power supply series meets all ErP2014 standards, including stand-by power of under 0.25 watts and an ecoPSU rating of 91 points, suggesting extremely economical operations that well exceed European targets.

ENERMAX Launches Platimax D.F. 1200W Power Supply

ENERMAX announces the launch of new Platinum-rated power supply series, Platimax D.F. 1200W/1050W/850W/750W. The new lineup is 80 PLUS Platinum certified power supply with fully modular cable design. In addition to the DFR self-cleaning technology, new Platimax D.F. incorporates a D.F. switch for users to manually activate the self-cleaning function anytime during operation. Moreover, the series features smart semi-fanless control which ensures absolute quiet operation at lower loads. With rock-solid stability and superior performance, Platimax D.F. is without doubt a perfect solution for high-resolution gaming rigs or multi-GPU systems.

Built with high-density PCB design, Platimax D.F. supports Max. 1200W with only 160mm in depth gives enthusiasts greater flexibility in case selection. Current power supplies over 1000W on the market are generally larger, many of them measuring 180mm to 225mm in depth. The larger dimensions necessitate a PC case with a lot of interior space, which decreases a builder's freedom in selecting a chassis. Platimax D.F. 1200W is the smallest of its kind.

FSP Announces Hydro PTM Series 80 Plus Platinum Power Supplies

FSP Group has just released their new Hydro PTM power supply series that are going to revitalize the glory of computer gaming. There are 3 different power output options to choose from 550W, 650W and 750W, all certified with an 80 PLUS Platinum energy efficiency. The DC-DC circuit design assures a stable power output and a tight voltage regulation. The voltage regulation factor changes within +/- 1% also further ensures a stable performance. The Hydro PTM series use Japanese industrial-grade electrolytic capacitors and are the best choice for those who are looking for a high-quality and exceptional performance.

The Hydro PTM series come with ribbon cables which provide the best wiring flexibility when cabling in a computer. They are also equipped with a 135mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) fan that offers superb ventilation while being extremely quiet. Rated at 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, the Hydro PTM series have a great energy conversion rate at 92%. The series adopted an LLC resonant half bridge design and DC-DC regulator circuit design to deliver a stable output voltage. A +12V single rail output design allows limitless add-on customization options. The advanced 750W model comes with two sets of 4+4 pin connectors, which allows users to pair them with the latest high-end X299 platform for the best performance ever.

Thermaltake Announces Smart RGB Series Power Supplies

Thermaltake introduces new Smart RGB Power Supply Series (500W/600W/700W), which comes in two different input voltage settings: 100-240V full range and 230V only. The high quality line-up adopts a pre-installed 256-color RGB fan hub with 15 lighting modes (Pulse Red/ Green/ Blue/ Yellow/ Purple/ Light Blue/ White, 256 Color RGB Cycle, Solid Red/ Green/ Blue/ Yellow/ Purple/ Light Blue/ White, and a LED Off mode) for users to choose from, a built-in memory function that remembers the user's last selection.

The Smart RGB Series also includes 10 LED light bulbs to enhance the brightness, standard 80 PLUS efficiency, and an ample 5 year warranty. The application of ultra quiet 120mm fan guarantees outstanding cooling performance and silent operation, and the powerful single +12V rail assures impressive conversion efficiency and stable output. The Smart RGB Power Supply Series (500W/600W/700W) offers premium quality at an affordable price without compromising performance, and simultaneously satisfies value-oriented enthusiasts' demand for flashy-looking PCs.

Corsair Announces New Color Option for Their RMx Line of PSUs - Now In White

Adding to the color options available for your own rig's color profile (without you having to do the paint job yourself,) Corsair has now announced a white version of their popular RMx series of PSUs. The new additions to the RMx line-up come in a glacier white color scheme with black accents (almost a negative of their previously released RMx series coloring.) Corsair went out of its way and made it so that even the cable's sleeving (which keeps its RMx-known modularity) is in this white color scheme as well, so you can rest easy that no part of your rig - not even the cables - will stand out against your color scheme - at least where Corsair is concerned.

Sharkoon Announces the SilentStorm Icewind Power Supply Series

A new wind blows from Sharkoon and their range of PC power supplies expands with a new series: The Sharkoon SilentStorm Icewind power supply series is now available in two editions, black or white, in either 550, 650, and 750 Watt. The Sharkoon SilentStorm Icewind, in a white edition, is deliberately kept in line with the colors snow white and ice blue and is aimed at users who, in addition to the technical details, also attach importance to the design of their components and their cabling. Naturally, the textile braided cable also fits perfectly into the color scheme.

Modular cables and cable combs ensure the PC stays tidy. The cables can be secured with practical cable combs and are kept intentionally modular, except for the firmly soldered 24-pin mainboard cable and 4+4-pin CPU cable. This ensures that only the immediately needed cables are used. In addition to the firmly soldered cables, a cable with three 4-pin IDE connectors as well as three cables with three SATA connectors are included; an extra two PCIe cables with a 6+2-pin connector is provided in the 550 Watt version. The 650 and 750 Watt versions connect via its two PCIe cables, each with two 6+2-pin connector. The unused cables can be easily stored in the included cable bag. Thanks to the used DC-to-DC technology, the SilentStorm Icewind benefits from increased voltage stability since the other voltages are not affected by load changes of the 12 V rail. The power supply is effectively cooled via its 135 mm fan.

Cybenetics Announces New Program to Identify Best PSUs for Mining

Mining is highly popular lately (again) thanks to Ethereum and besides suitable GPUs you will also need the proper power supply (PSU) for the job. The PSU has to be highly efficient, in order to keep the electricity cost as low as possible, and reliable as well since it will have to operate 24/7 under highly stressful conditions. For mining purposes, the PSU's noise isn't among the top priorities since most crypto-currency farming facilities operate in dedicated spaces where the operators don't have to stay long; even home miners should install their mining systems in isolated rooms, where noise won't be a problem. As a matter of fact, in PSUs used for mining purposes the fan is expected to operate close to its full speed most of the time, given the high load output, effectively cooling down sensitive components. This way the PSU's reliability is dramatically improved.

Our purpose for this program isn't to torture test each and every PSU that a manufacturer sends for certification since we already do this in our 10-110% load tests (part of the ETA Certification) during which we overload the PSU with the ambient temperature exceeding 45°C, but mostly to examine closely its components in order to find out whether it will survive on the (very) long run. For example, a PSU with a bulk cap which is rated at 85°C will have a significantly shorter lifetime compared to a PSU with a 105°C rated bulk cap under hard operating conditions. The same applies to the filtering capacitors on the secondary side. A PSU that uses low quality filtering capacitors with 1-3,000 hours lifetime under 105°C won't last as long as a PSU that uses 6-10,000 hours caps rated at the same temperature. Another important factor is the cooling fan, since if the fan breaks down then the PSU will most likely follow immediately, especially if it doesn't have Over Temperature Protection.

GIGABYTE Releases First Wave Of Products Based On Skylake Purley Architecture

GIGABYTE today announced its latest generation of servers based on Intel's Skylake Purley architecture. This new generation brings a wealth of new options in scalability - across compute, network and storage - to deliver solutions for any application, from the enterprise to the data center to HPC. (Jump ahead to system introductions).

This server series adopts Intel's new product family - officially named the 'Intel Xeon Scalable family' and utilizes its ability to meet the increasingly diverse requirements of the industry, from entry-level HPC to large scale clusters.. The major development in this platform is around the improved features and functionality at both the host and fabric levels. These enable performance improvements - both natively on chip and for future extensibility through compute, network and storage peripherals. In practical terms, these new CPUs will offer up to 28 cores, and 48 PCIe lanes per socket.

Intel Core i9 7900X Overclocked to 6.01 GHz Under LN2 - Beats HWBOT World Record

HWBOT user sofos1990 took an Intel Core i9 CPU to party like it was the nineties, straddling it under a LN2 cooling chamber to achieve the enormous 6.01 GHz overclocked frequency (82.3% over stock clocks). The achieved score, at 12189.52 points, settles this run as the highest-scoring 10-core score ever, and also becomes the highest single-processor system score ever achieved in the platform. This was done under an extremely crispy 1.6 V processor vCore, though, so it definitely wasn't for the faint of heart.
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