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Seasonic Pushes the Fanless Envelope to 700W, Including 80 Plus Titanium

Each year we look forward to the next big fanless PSU. Seasonic did not disappoint this year, with the new Prime Fanless TX-700. This replaces the Prime Titanium Fanless 600W as the company's most powerful PSU of its kind. Its connectivity is updated to include two 4+4 pin EPS connectors, up to six 6+2 pin PCIe power, and up to twelve SATA power connectors. The best part? It holds onto its >94% 80 Plus Titanium efficiency even at 115VAC. Ripple noise suppression has been tightened to 20 mV, and micro-tolerance load regulation to 0.5%. Seasonic picked the choicest aluminium electrolytic capacitors, and worked on improving the thermals even further. The company backs their design effort with a 12-year warranty.

Seasonic also unveiled the compact 12 cm-long Prime Fanless PX-500 if your requirements aren't too steep. This 500W unit boasts of a respectable 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, the same ripple suppression and and MTLR features as its bigger sibling, and the same electrical/thermal protections. And you still get the 12-year warranty so the PSU outlasts everything else in your rig. The PX-500 has enough juice and straws for HEDT, with two 4+4 pin EPS, and four 6+2 pin PCIe.

Seasonic CORE TUF Gaming Alliance PSUs Pictured

Back in 2017, Seasonic introduced its CORE line of mainstream PSUs with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency. In 2019, the company wants to win more mainstream consumers, and hence unveiled a new line of CORE series PSUs boasting of 80 Plus Gold efficiency, partially/fully modular cabling, and ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance co-branding. The new 2019 CORE series come in various mid-range capacities starting from 450W, to 550W, 650W, leading up to 750W. The ones shown at Computex were 450W with partially-modular cabling and 650W with fully-modular cabling.

The new CORE series PSUs are built with compact 14 cm long bodies, and a new 120 mm fan that can stay completely off under a load/temperature threshold. The innards of these PSUs are new, with a few segment-first features such as DC-to-DC switching, and tight (±4%) voltage regulation across all three domains. There is a single +12V rail design, and an active-PFC component. Most common electrical protections are included, such as over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit protection. Seasonic is backing these PSUs with 7-year warranties.

Seasonic Connect a Godsend for Cable Management Novices?

Seasonic showed us a unique new innovation that could change the way you manage your cable clutter, particularly python-wrestling with your 24-pin cable behind the motherboard tray. Called simply the Seasonic Connect, the accessory is a PSU connection hub, or a disintegration of a conventional modular PSU's connector back-plane. A ruler-shaped structure runs behind your case's motherboard tray, with your PSU's various connectors (ATX, EPS, PCIe, SATA), on its either sides. Shorter-than-usual modular cables handle the "last-mile" connection to the various devices. A single ribbon cable runs between the Connect and the PSU, with high-capacity wires for the various voltage domains (+12V, 3.3V, 5V, etc.). Those into PSU cable modding would be breathing very heavily. The upcoming Prime GX750, an upper-mid range model with 80 Plus Gold chops, could be the first to implement this concept.

Seasonic Prime AirTouch to Finally Launch Mid-January

Seasonic is finally getting around to launch its Prime AirTouch power-supply series sometime mid-January 2019. Just to give you an idea of how far along this product has been delayed, Seasonic developed it way back in 2016, and first exhibited it in CES 2017. The series will debut with an 850W model (SSR-850GD-AT), priced at $160. This SKU has already been showing up on American retailers such as Newegg and Amazon since late-October, but has been out of stock. A variation of the Prime Gold series, the AirTouch offers a small degree of fan-control to users. Its 135 mm fluid-dynamic bearing fan comes with five fan-curves, which you can select from by pushing a round button near the AC receptacle.

The fan-control button is embedded with an RGB LED that indicates the active curve. The first curve, called "Silent" (white), kills the fan when the load is below 40%, runs the fan whisper-quiet between 40-80% load, and spools up above 80%. The second curve, called "Low" (blue), runs the fan whisper-quiet up to 60% load, and spools it up from there. The "Medium" (green) curve runs the fan at moderate speeds and caps its speed to 65% beyond 80% load. The "High" (amber) curve maintains moderate speeds up to 80% load, beyond which the maximum fan-speed is capped at 80%. The "Turbo" (red) mode ignores all parameters and simply runs the fan at 100% speed. Seasonic is backing this PSU with its legendary 12-year warranty.

Seasonic FOCUS PLUS PSUs Encounter GPU Compatibility Issues

It has been confirmed by Seasonic that their FOCUS PLUS power supplies are experiencing potential conflict with a select number of graphics cards. In regards to NVIDIA, the compatibility issue is currently limited to the ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX. In limited instances, this particular graphics card can encounter a black screen under heavy load. Testing by Seasonic has determined that the issue is caused by higher than normal ripple when the GPU is heavily stressed. They also determined that solving the problem simply required using modified PCIe cables that feature enhanced shielding.

When it comes to AMD GPUs things are a bit more problematic. Both of AMD's Vega 56 and Vega 64 series of graphics cards with serial numbers before January 2018, can experience system shutdowns when paired with a FOCUS PLUS power supply. The issue is caused by higher than normal peak current being emitted by these graphics cards when under heavy load. This results in the power supply's internal protection safety being triggered. Considering Seasonic's popularity the fact these power supplies are encountering problems is likely going to be a hit to their brand image. At least they are stepping up to the plate having admitted to the problem while also investigating the root causes. They are also encouraging anyone that is encountering issues to contact them for assistance.

SeaSonic Announces US Market Pricing Changes

SeaSonic announced price increases for its entire product lineup in the US market, effective December 1st. The price increases are in response to increased import tariffs for electronics goods from China. The increases appear to be in the range of 5 to 10 percent over current MSRPs for the higher-range products, and up to 20 percent higher for some of the lower-end ones. Below is a statement from SeaSonic, followed by its revised price-list:
Effective 01 December 2018, Sea Sonic USA is to increase the MSRP for all power supplies manufactured in China and destined for the US market. This is the result of recent market developments, but all orders placed prior to this date shall follow current pricing. SeaSonic strives to be transparent and forthright with its partners and consumers. We thank you in advance for your understanding as our priority is to continue providing cost-effective solutions to all our customers. The situation is dynamic and necessary adjustments will be made accordingly. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to continuing our partnership well into the future.

TechPowerUp and Seasonic Present FOCUS Plus Gold PSU Giveaway

TechPowerUp partners with Seasonic, one of the world's leading power-supply manufacturers, to bring you a neat little giveaway. Up for grabs for our readers from the United States, Canada, and the European Union, is a Focus Gold 650-Watt power supply. The Focus Plus series is Seasonic's premium mid-range power-supply series targeted at those who want a reliable and efficient PSU that lasts ages, without breaking the bank. The 650W full-modular model has enough juice and straws for a reasonably powerful build with a high-end graphics card. 10 lucky winners also win a Seasonic branded gym bottle. The Giveaway is open from today till the 1st of November.

For more details, and to participate, visit this page.

Phanteks Introduces the Revolt Pro 850 W and 1000 W Power Supplies

Phanteks today announced their new Revolt series of power supplies. Available in capacities of 850 W and 1000 W, th Revolt Pro are meant to deliver server stability and features with Phanteks' design and expertise. The Revolt Pro can be daisy-chained to provide a dual-PSU setup, thus saving users' money for higher wattage solutions - why do so when you can share the load over two PSUs? And let's not forget the state of the market for up to 2000 W power supplies...

Adding to the increased power delivery, the second PSU decreases the likelihood of data loss, since failure of one unit leaves the other being able to power your system (depending on workload, of course). Phanteks also says that the daisy-chained PSUs deliver the best power efficiency possible by consistently routing power through the most efficient routing at any given time.

Phanteks Also Announces RevoltX 1000W and 1200W Dual-System PSUs

Phanteks today announced the release of its first ever power supplies, the Revolt X Series. Phanteks patented technology and powered by Seasonic, the Revolt X is the first power supply that features a fully modular design, 80 PLUS Platinum certified and supports dual system configuration. Whether you use the Revolt X for normal use with a single system or decide to go with a dual system configuration, the Revolt X will make things easier for you.

NZXT Announces the E Series Digital PSUs, 500 W to 850 W, 80PLUS Gold

NZXT today announces a new line of digital ATX PSUs designed to provide PC builders with real-time power monitoring and control. The E Series lineup includes 500W, 650W, and 850W models, all 80 PLUS Gold certified. For these PSUs, NZXT partnered with Seasonic, one of the most highly-regarded PSU manufacturers, and worked with them to enhance their Focus+ Gold platform and PMBus architecture, adding a powerful Texas Instruments DSP and USB connectivity.

"The PSU is a critical part of your PC. Our goal for creating smarter PC capable of automatically responding to the demands of the application--whether you are browsing the web, drafting email, or playing your favorite game--includes adding control and monitoring to devices that are integral to the system," said Johnny Hou, founder, and CEO of NZXT.

Seasonic Intros Prime SnowSilent Series PSUs with 12-year Warranty

Seasonic today introduced three Prime SnowSilent series PSU models. The series is characterized by white main body, a chrome-finished steel fan grille, and a white impeller on its main fan. The internal DC outputs and AC receptacles are contrasting black. There's an intense design focus on keeping the noise output of these units low. The fan downright stays off below a load threshold, and only has a low noise output beyond that. The fans feature fluid-dynamic bearings to help low noise and longevity, to keep up with the series' staggering 12-year product warranties.

The three models launched today are the SnowSilent 550 Gold, SnowSilent 650 Platinum, and SnowSilent 750 Titanium. The SnowSilent 550 Gold puts out 550W continuous output, and boasts of 80 Plus Gold efficiency. It is intended for gaming PC builds with 1-2 graphics cards. The SnowSilent 650 Platinum features 650W continuous output, and 80 Plus Platinum efficiency. The SnowSilent 750 Titanium leads the pack with 750W continuous output, and 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. The 650 Platinum and 750 Titanium are intended for builds with high CPU power draw, and 2-3 graphics cards.

Seasonic Proudly Displays Its Snow Silent Gold Lineup of PSUs at CES 2018

Seasonic, known as one of the best PSU manufacturers in the market, took to CES 2018 with the approach the company is mostly known as for their own branded products: quality over quantity. This led the company to showcase its Snow Silent line of white-colored, modular PSUs, which should bring with them a solid performance showing in comparison with Seasonic's own Snow Silent Platinum series of PSUs, albeit at a more agreeable pricing. And there were some blue, Prime hearts to go with them as well, but these wouldn't power much, in the grand scheme of things.

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.

Seasonic Embraces New Cybenetics Ratings

In the wake of many years of getting comfortable with 80 plus efficiency ratings of PC power supplies, in the past year a new company has emerged with the aim to take the testing of power supplies to the next level. Cybenetics has devised a revolutionary testing system where power supplies are examined under even more stringent circumstances than previously. This rating system renders all power supplies easily comparable and it also has added a crucial element to the process - the testing of the sound output of the power supplies.

Seasonic was glad to jump on board to assess the performance of their PRIME units to see how they fare against the new Cybenetics test parameters. Seasonic was even happier to receive back the first test results of its flagship units, which without exception have demonstrated that they have passed the highest level of certifications with flying colors.

Seasonic Increases PRIME Series PSU Warranty to 12 Years

In early 2003 the ATX Mainboard 20-Pin connector was upgraded to the current ATX 24-Pin connector. Although rumors for another change have since been around, the 24-Pin standard continues and there is still no significant change in sight. Even as CPU speed, system components evolve, we still see many of our customers holding on to the most basic and important of their components, the power supply. We have end users reporting to us that their 10 years old Seasonic power supply is still running strong and we are so happy to hear this because this affirms that we have done what we set out to do; provide a long term, cost effective, and environmentally sustainable solution to our customers.

Seasonic Updates its PSU Product Lines

After taking a long while - a very long while, in fact - to launch its flagship Prime Titanium PSU series, and after leaving its product line seemingly dormant for a while, it looks like Seasonic was actually getting ready to wake the proverbial sleeping giant: according to the company, 2017 will be an important milestone because it will feature the release of several new product lines that will include high performance - and high quality - power supplies.

SeaSonic Unveils its Flagship Prime Titanium PSU Series

PSU giant SeaSonic unveiled its new flagship PSU line, the Prime Titanium. The company showed off an 850W model from the series at the 2016 Computex show. As its name suggests, the PSU boasts of 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. The PSU offers some of the tightest ripple suppression, at under 20 mV. Its hold-up time is 30 ms, allowing for better protection against erratic AC power (eg: during storms). The Hybrid Fan Control spins up the 140 mm fan only beyond an ideal load/temperature threshold, making the PSU quiet during productivity usage. The unit offers fully modular cabling, with enough cabling for a machine with up to three graphics cards, and a motherboard with two 8-pin EPS inputs.

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.

Sea Sonic Announces its Flagship PRIME Titanium Line of Power Supplies

During the past forty years Sea Sonic has never stopped setting new industry standards. Its continuous focus on innovation and perfecting power supply design has made Sea Sonic the leader in power supply design and manufacturing. Like many times before, Seasonic has again arrived at a major breakthrough and it is proud to announce its latest innovation: The Prime Series.

Initially, our engineers have set out to create the quietest active cooling power supplies. The creation of the PRIME Series is a renewed testimony of Sea Sonic's determination to push the limits of power supply design in every aspect. This elegant-looking, exclusive lineup of new products will include 80 PLUS Titanium - in the range of 650 W to 1000 W and Platinum-rated units in the range of 550 W to 1200 W, with excellent electrical characteristics, top-level components and fully modular cabling.

Antec Unveils 750W EDGE Silence Defined PSU

Antec expanded its super-quiet EDGE Silence Defined line of power supplies, which made its debut in September with 550W and 650W model, with a series-topping 750W one, aimed with gaming PC builds with up to two high-end graphics cards. The unit is characterized by a 135 mm FDB fan that stays off until the unit kicks a load/temperature threshold; and rubber grommets and bands that dampen whatever little vibration slips out of the fan.

The innards of the 750W EDGE Silence Defined are made by Seasonic, featuring a single +12V rail design, APFC, Haswell C7 state support, and all modern electrical protection mechanisms. The unit features fully modular cabling, with enough juice and straws to go around, for a build with two high-end graphics cards.

SeaSonic Announces Snow Silent 1050W Power Supply

SeaSonic launched a new line of high-end PSUs that come in the color of the season - white, and offer the low noise levels people have come to expect from the company. The first model is the Snow Silent 1050W. It's body is completely white - even the AC receptacle and switch - with a frosted silver applique around the 120 mm fan's intake grille.

This 80 Plus Platinum certified unit offers a single +12V rail design, and most modern electrical and thermal protection mechanisms. It features fully modular cabling, which includes a 24-pin ATX, two 8-pin EPS (from which one breaks up to two 4-pin ATX), eight 6+2 pin PCIe, fourteen SATA, five Molex, and one Berg connectors. Other features include hybrid fan control, which completely powers down the fan below a load threshold. SeaSonic didn't announce pricing or availability.

Antec Announces Availability of New EDGE Line of Power Supplies

Antec Inc., leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, broadens its range of modular power supplies with the new EDGE series. Cutting-edge components and technologies make EDGE a premium addition to Antec's range of industry-leading power supplies. With a EU release date of September, the EDGE is a powerful choice for performance enthusiasts in the market for a quiet, high-quality power supply.

The new Antec EDGE series is based on a brand-new platform, co-developed with their partner Seasonic. Housed in 0.8 mm SECC steel with an anti-scratch black coating, the Antec EDGE series PSUs are built with noise-reducing components. The EDGE series PSUs features a fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) fan with white LED lighting, which operates nearly silent at all speeds. Furthermore, silicone anti-noise de-couplers minimize vibrations for enhanced noise reduction.

Seasonic Showcasing High Performance Power Supply Solutions at Computex 2014

SEA SONIC is going to display our flagship products and upgrading models during COMPUTEX on Jun 3-7, 2014 at Nangang Hall J0510 and unveils following three section power supplies for multiple business choice.

Our deliberate design is to provide our brand new Platinum series 1050 W / 1200 W and the upgraded X series 1050 W / 1250 W models, with unique Full Modularity D2D Platform, Ultra Tight Voltage Regulation and the brand-new Hybrid Silent Fan Control design.

G.Skill to Host OC World Cup Finals at Computex 2014

G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, is proud to announce the 6 finalists to compete in the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 & battle for the ultimate prize of $10,000 USD during Computex 2014. After a month-long of online qualifiers on HWBot, 6 of the top qualifiers including "der8auer" from Germany, "8 Pack" from UK, "ZeR0_Dan" & "Hero" from China, "Xtreme Addict" from Poland and "Splave" from USA will be attending G.SKILL OC World Cup live finals at G.SKILL booth I0218, Nangang Exhibition Center, Computex 2014, going head-to-head for a shot at the largest single cash prize in competitive overclocking history, $10,000 USD.

G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 live qualifiers will be held from Tuesday, 3rd to Thursday, 5th June with 2 rounds per day, finals & award ceremony will be held on Friday 6th June. With the Championship title & $10,000 cash prize at stake, overclockers are expected push their hardware to the absolute limit using G.SKILL TridentX Memory, MSI GTX 750Ti Gaming VGA cards, Seasonic 1000W Platinum PSUs and 4th Gen Intel Core processor, More details on official event page.

Sea Sonic and HashFast Sign Deal To Power Next Generation of Bitcoin Mining Gear

Sea Sonic Electronics Co. Ltd and HashFast Technologies LLC announced today that they have signed an agreement for Sea Sonic to produce power supplies for HashFast's Bitcoin mining systems.

The Baby Jet and Sierra mining units will be built using Sea Sonic power supplies, which are widely known for their industry-leading efficiency, quality and reliability. The highly stable output voltage from Sea Sonic supplies ensures the miners will consistently reach their maximum hashing performance. The very high efficiency of these supplies lowers the electrical costs involved in mining, and reduces the waste heat produced. Tests of the Sea Sonic power supply show an incredibly stable output and longevity, even when machines are overclocked, enabling miners to generate more Bitcoin for their money.
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