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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.

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.

EVGA and K|NGP|N Break New World Records

Extreme overclocker Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido has once again set new performance World Records. Armed with the latest EVGA hardware, a new Intel Core i9 7980XE CPU and Liquid Nitrogen cooling, K|NGP|N was able to overclock the EVGA hardware to new heights, setting the standard for PC enthusiast hardware. Upon obtaining these new World Records, K|NGP|N had this to say:

"Using the new Intel Core i9 7980XE CPU at over 5.7GHz on an EVGA X299 Dark and 4x EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N's at over 2.3GHz, allowed me to annihilate the existing 3DMark Time Spy World Record at 37,596 points! The new Intel Core i9 7980XE CPU, EVGA X299 Dark and EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N are incredible!"

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 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.

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.

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.

Thermaltake Announces Toughpower iRGB PLUS 1250W PSU

Thermaltake, as the first in the world to incorporate RGB lights into its products, has brought RGB-lit PSU to the next level with its new Toughpower iRGB PLUS 1250W Titanium Power Supply Unit - TT Premium Edition. Coming with high-quality components, this fully modular member is equipped with the patented ultra-silent, 16.8 million colors Riing 14 RGB fan and 12 controllable single LEDs, featuring seven lighting modes (Full lighted, Flow, RGB Spectrum, Ripple, Blink, Pulse and Wave), and each lighting mode features three color modes (RGB, Single and Off mode) and four light speed options (Slow, Normal, Fast and So Fast).

The 80 PLUS Titanium certified PSU also supports three of Thermaltake's intelligent platforms - DPS G PC APP 2.0, 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, and supports DPS G Riing RGB Mobile App, allowing users to customize the RGB lighting for their power supply fan, and even let the LED dance in sync with the beat.

Announcing Cybenetics Power Supply Rating and Certification Agency

Cybenetics announces its arrival as a cutting-edge computer power supply rating and certification agency, which tests and certifies power-supply units (PSUs) beyond switching efficiency. Cybenetics was formed with one purpose in mind; to introduce new efficiency and noise certification standards for personal computer power supply units (PSUs). As compared to the currently available programs, the volunteered certification program offered by Cybenetics aims to add greater accuracy to efficiency testing and at the same time to provide an authentic verification of the PSU's operational noise level.

Beyond efficiency and noise certifications, Cybenetics also offers PSU Beta testing and evaluation reports which can lead to significant time and money savings in the process of increasing the quality and the performance of the tested products. The Cybenetics test procedure has been developed through many years of PSU evaluation experience. The methodologies in place, have been forged after numerous hours of testing and experimentation to obtain accuracy and reliability. Cybenetics' highly experienced personnel uses exclusively top-notch, state of the art equipment for its certifications. For further information, please visit the Cybenetics homepage.

Cooler Master Releases the MasterWatt Lite 230V PSUs

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, on Tuesday announced the launch the newest addition to its power supply range, the MasterWatt Lite 230V. The Power Supply is the survival kit for reliable, affordable power. Built on simple reliability, in the box are all the essentials of a reliable engine so you don't have to think about it. Cooler Master added higher-end perks like Active PFC and PWM technology for more stability, and made sure the MasterWEatt Lite met ErP 2013 and CE ratings for safety and low energy impact, making it the survival kit for reliable, affordable power.

Corsair TX-M Series Power Supply Series Pictured

Corsair unveiled its TX-M line of mid-range semi-modular power supplies. Based on the existing 2016 TX-series, these units feature fixed 24-pin ATX and 4+4 pin EPS connectors, and modular PCIe, SATA, and Molex/Berg connectors, with flat cabling for these connectors and the EPS connector. Compared to older generations of TX-series PSUs, these units boast of 80 Plus Gold efficiency, all-Japanese capacitor innards, rifle-bearing fans, and 7-year warranties. The series includes 550W (TX550M), 650W (TX650M), 750W (TX750M), and 850W (TX850M) variants.

Cooler Master Unveils the MasterWatt Maker MIJ 1200 W Power Supply

At CES 2017, Cooler Master unveiled a limited edition of their MasterWatt line of power supply units: the MasterWatt Author ME 1200 W. As the name implies, this is a 1200 W power supply, rated at 80 Plus Titanium efficiency levels (which means >94% energy efficiency), though Cooler Master claims this PSU is able to achieve >95% efficiency levels. Built exclusively with Murata components, Cooler Master are presenting this one as the best power supply they've ever made, and they're therefore pitting it as a special, limited edition PSU, of which only a few thousand samples will be produced and sold: at an over $1000 price-tag.

Thermaltake Introduces Smart Pro RGB Bronze Series PSUs At CES

Alongside their recently announced Toughpower Grand RGB Gold series of power supply units, Thermaltake will also introduce a more cost-effective line of RGB PSUs. Dubbed the Smart Pro RGB Bronze, it will feature three members with capacities of 650 W, 750 W, and 850 W. Like the Toughpower Grand, the Smart Pro RGB are equipped with a patented 256 color Ring 140mm RGB fan, featuring five lighting modes (256 Color RGB Cycle, Solid Red, Green, Blue, White, and an LED Off mode), controlled by pressing an RGB Lighting button. There is also a built-in memory function, so you don't have to re-configure the desired fan lighting effect every time you power off the PSU. The Smart Pro RGB Bronze Series comes with 7-year warranty coverage.

Thermaltake Announces ToughPower Grand RGB Gold PSU Series

Thermaltake, as the pioneer incorporating RGB lights into PSU, releases the New Toughpower Grand RGB Gold Series (650W/750W/850W) Fully Modular with 80 PLUS Gold Certified Power Supply Unit. Integrated with various high-quality components, Toughpower Grand RGB Gold Series is equipped with the patented 256 colors Riing 14 RGB fan, featuring five lighting modes (256 Color RGB Cycle, Solid Red, Green, Blue, White, and a LED Off mode) by pressing the RGB Lighting button and built-in memory function, covering all market segments with a wattage range from 650W to 850W for 10 years warranty. The New Toughpower Grand RGB Gold Series is now available for online ordering at Amazon USA, Newegg, Amazon Euro, Scan UK and Alternate in Germany.

The Toughpower Grand RGB Gold Series delivers excellent cooling performance thanks to the concentrated compression fan blade design of Riing 14 RGB fan; with the hydraulic bearing, silent and stable operation is provided. This fully modular line-up also adopts Smart Zero Fan to minimize undesired noise, <30mV low ripple noise design and 100% Japanese made capacitors to ensure reliability. The voltage regulation of the PSU is set to no more than ±2% for major rails to demonstrate the best performance. When it comes to the cable, its low-profile flat cable provides easier cable management to reduce clutter and increase airflow inside the chassis. All in all, the Toughpower Grand RGB Gold Series guarantees aesthetic appeal and unbeatable yet mute operation for all kinds of cases.

SilverStone Unveils 800W SFX-L Power Supply

SilverStone today announced availability of its 800W SFX-L form-factor power supply (model: LTI-SX800). This PSU was first unveiled at the 2016 Computex expo. Measuring 125 mm x 130 mm x 63.5 mm (WxDxH), this PSU is built for SFX-L ready cases such as the Fortress-Z (FTZ01B). It features full modular cabling, with enough wiring for a high-end gaming PC with up to two graphics cards.

Under the hood, the LTI-SX800 features a single +12V rail design with 80 Plus Titanium switching efficiency, active PFC, and most common electrical protection mechanisms, against over/under voltage, over/under current, overload, overheat, and short-circuit protection. The unit is cooled by a 120 mm temperature-controlled fan. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Enermax Unveils the Revolution SFX Power Supply Series

Enermax unveiled the Revolution SFX line of power supplies (PSUs) for the SFX form-factor. Available in variants of 550W and 650W, these PSUs feature full modular cabling. The units measure 125 mm x 100 mm x 63.5 mm (LxDxH), and feature a single 80 mm fan for ventilation, with fanless operation under 30% load. Under the hood, these units feature a single +12V rail design, with 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and most common electrical protection mechanisms.

Both variants of the Enermax Revolution SFX ship with flat modular cables, including two 6+2 pin PCIe, one 4+4 pin EPS, one 24-pin ATX, six SATA power, and four 4-pin Molex, with one Molex to Berg adapter. An included SFX to ATX adapter lets you install this PSU in conventional ATX/MATX cases. The company didn't reveal pricing, although the units are expected to go on sale, on the 9th of December, 2016.

EVGA Hardware Breaks 3DMark "Time Spy" World Records

EVGA and extreme overclocker Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido have done it again, this time in the new DirectX 12 benchmark from Futuremark: "3DMark Time Spy". This new benchmark pushes the limits of modern PC gaming technology and can be used as a gauge for future game performance and visuals.

Armed with Liquid Nitrogen, an EVGA X99 FTW K motherboard, and an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Classified overclocked to 2,594MHz, K|NGP|N was able to hit new performance heights. He was able to score 9,973 points, a new single card World Record. The new EVGA Precision XOC software was used to overclock the graphics card, and is one of the only tools that can display a DirectX 12 OSD, a must have feature for overclockers.

FSP Announces 700W Variant of its Twins Series Redundant PSU

FSP, the performance power specialist, is pleased to announce its new FSP700-70RGHBE1 PS2 redundant Power Supply. The FSP700-70RGHBE1 joins the FSP500-70RGHBB1 as the latest server-grade power supply from FSP. This time, two highly reliable 700W power supplies are offered, achieving 22.4W/in3 (watt per cubic inch,) the highest power density currently available in a standard PS2 redundant form factor.

The two fully redundant, modular power supplies operate at 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and no specialized bracket is needed for installation. It is the first PS2 redundant which fits 80% of ATX chassis on the market without needing a special bracket. It's compliant with both desktop ATX 12V and server EPS12V standards, suitable for many industrial PCs, and also compatible with rackmount server chassis 3U and above. It offers reliable, 24-hr performance at temperatures up to 50°C.

FSP Dagger SFX Power Supply Pictured Up Close

Here are some of the first pictures of an FSP Dagger series modular power supply in the SFX form-factor. The company is readying 500W and 600W models, and displayed the 500W model. The company believes that the 500W model has enough juice to power a high-end VR-Ready machine driven by a GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card, and had an HTC Vive and SteamVR enabled machine set up to demonstrate that. The Dagger series features 80 Plus Gold efficiency, DC-to-DC switching, 100% Japan-made capacitors, and fully modular cabling with flat cables.

Huntkey Unveils the MVPLand 650W Power Supply

Power supply maker Huntkey unveiled its gamer-targeted MVPLand line of power supplies that cover various mid-thru-upper range price-points. The company showed off its 650W model (K650M). Subjective styling aside, you get 80 Plus Gold efficiency, single +12V rail design, DC-to-DC switching, most common electrical protections, and a temperature-activated fan that stays off below a load/temperature threshold. The PSU features fully modular cabling. There's enough juice and straws for a gaming PC with up to two high-end graphics cards.

SeaSonic TFX 350W Power Supply Pictured

SeaSonic showed off its first TFX form-factor power supplies at the 2016 Computex show, beginning with a 350W model. The compact internal PSU offers 80 Plus Gold switching efficiency, DC-to-DC switching circuitry, tight voltage regulation within a band of ±3%, and most common electrical protection mechanisms. The unit is cooled by an 80 mm temperature-activated fan.

Cooler Master Launches Flagship Maker Series

Cooler Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today launched a range of products built for the PC community at large. The top-of-the-line Maker products (MasterCase Maker 5, MasterAir Maker 8, and MasterWatt Maker 1200) are designed to enable enthusiasts and professionals to build their version of the ultimate PC. With the first wave of Maker products, Cooler Master delivers an ecosystem that embeds excellent performance and superb quality within a customizable medium which gives users the freedom to explore, express and enjoy their creativity as it unfolds.

"Our newly launched products really put our fans in control. Whether it be through controlling and monitoring the MasterWatt Maker 1200 through the Cooler Master Connect software, by changing the top cover of the MasterAir Maker 8 to their own taste or by selecting a case that's specifically configured for their very own needs." said Joost Gommans, EU Marketing Manager. "It's the first step towards providing a customizable, upgradable and adjustable ecosystem for the community."

FSP Announces 80PLUS Gold Certified Hydro X Power Supply Series

FSP, the performance power specialist, announces the release of its Hydro X Series 80PLUS Gold certified power supplies. These ATX PSUs use premium components and Japanese-made electrolytic capacitors made to exacting standards in order to provide users excellent cooling performance at high efficiency with minimum noise.

Both +3.3V and +5V modules use a custom DC-DC design with solid capacitors for efficiency, voltage stability, and high system compatibility. This design is also optimized for the latest power-saving 6th Generation Intel Skylake processors. A bespoke variable resistor (VR) design better controls the balance point of the +12V rail for tight regulation. Hydro X series PSUs ensure the output voltage is regulated within 1% under any load change. A thermometer monitors the internal temperature and automatically adjusts the speed of the 120mm double ball bearing fan to provide optimal cooling.

Get Grey Goo Definitive Edition with EVGA Gold, Platinum or Titanium PSUs

Out of the ashes of war, a tentative truce emerges between the Humans, Beta and the Goo-but peace doesn't last long. Ecosystem Nine finds itself thrust into turmoil once again with the arrival of a destructive, alien life form known as the Shroud. Grey Goo is a real-time strategy (RTS) game that combines classic strategy mechanics and a balanced combat system with an emphasis on large-scale decision-making. It puts you at the center of a tactical struggle for survival-and ultimately, control of Ecosystem 9.

Take on the single-player campaign to command three factions: the Humans, masters of defensive architecture; the Beta, a proud, versatile alien race; and the Goo, an enigmatic, highly mobile life form. Or compete with any of the four multiplayer factions-including the disruptive, unpredictable Shroud. For a limited time, get Grey Goo Definitive Edition FREE when you buy a select EVGA Power Supply.

Razer Accepts Pre-orders for the Razer Core External Graphics Solution

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced pricing, availability and compatibility of its 2016 "Best of CES" award-winning Razer Core. The device is the world's first plug-and-play Thunderbolt 3 external graphics enclosure that debuted earlier this year in tandem with the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook, itself an official "Best PC" and "People's Choice" CES winner.

"Razer continues to innovate in the laptops category where big systems brands either cannot or will not," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "This time, in collaboration with industry leaders, we've created the world's first external graphics card solution of its kind, bringing the GPU power of a desktop PC to the latest Razer laptops, such as the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook, through a single Thunderbolt 3 connection with plug-and-play convenience."
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