Chieftronic PowerPlay 1050 W Review 8

Chieftronic PowerPlay 1050 W Review

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Introduction

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We would like to thank Chieftronic for supplying the review sample.


Chieftronic is Chieftec's gaming sub-brand. Currently, its portfolio only lists two cases and two PSU lines. Their flagship PSU product is the PowerPlay 1050 W (GPU-1050FC). Not only is its capacity high, but it also features 80 PLUS Platinum and Cybenetics ETA-A and LAMBDA-Standard+ certifications. For its high capacity, overall noise output (35 dBA) is quite low. For the moment, this product is only available in the EU.

The GPU-1050FC uses a high-end platform from CWT (Channel Well Technology), which I have also seen in the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 1050 W and Toughpower iRGB PLUS 1200 W. This is a semi-digital platform where two MCUs control the entire primary side and part of the secondary side. The DC-DC converters that generate the minor rails use an analog PWM controller.

Specifications

Chieftronic GPU-1050FC
Features & Specifications
Max. DC Output1050 Watt
PFCActive PFC
Efficiency80 PLUS Platinum, ETA-A (90%–93%)
NoiseLAMBDA-S+ (35–40 dBA)
ModularYes (fully)
Intel C6/C7 Power State SupportYes
Operating Temperature0–50 °C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Over Current Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling140 mm sleeve bearing fan (HA1425L12F-Z)
Semi-passive OperationYes (selectable)
Dimensions (W x H x D)150 mm x 85 mm x 160 mm
Weight1.95 kg (4.3 lb)
ComplianceATX12V v2.31, EPS 2.92
Warranty3 years
Price at Time of Review (incl. VAT)€189.8
Chieftronic GPU-1050FC
Power Specifications
Rail3.3 V5 V12 V5 VSB-12 V
Max. Power22 A22 A52 A3 A0.3 A
120 W999.96 W15 W3.6 W
Total Max. Power1050 W
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