DeepCool PQ-M Series 1000 W Review 13

DeepCool PQ-M Series 1000 W Review

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Introduction

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


DeepCool recently launched the PQ-M PSU series consisting of four models in capacities ranging from 650 W to 1000 W. All use a fully modular cable design and come with a 120 mm fluid dynamic bearing fan. Seasonic provides the platform, and it is based on the popular Focus Plus Gold model. There is a semi-passive mode for lower output at light loads, which can be deactivated with the switch next to the exhaust grille. The exterior design is also unique—some describe it as ugly—because of the weirdly patterned fan grille. The square holes are large, which benefits airflow, but also increases radiated EMI, and they don't significantly protect the fan from loose wires, or other objects.

The strongest member of the PQ-M family will do us the honors in this review. With 1000 W maximum power output, it can support any high-end graphics card money can get you today, including the NVIDIA RTX 3090 and AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT. Soon enough, the new generation of graphics cards will be available, which will use 12+4 pin PCIe connectors and require several significant PSU-specific changes. Nothing is set in stone until the new ATX specification rolls out, though.

Specifications

Deepcool PQ1000M
Features & Specifications
Max. DC Output1000 W
PFCActive PFC
Efficiency80 PLUS Gold, Cybenetics Platinum 230V (91–93%)
NoiseCybenetics A- (25–30 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
Cooling120mm fluid dynamic bearing fan (HA1225H12F-Z)
Semi-Passive OperationYes (selectable)
Dimensions (W x H x D)150 x 85 x 140 mm
Weight1.63 kg (3.59 lb)
ComplianceATX12V v2.52, EPS 2.92
Warranty10 years
Price at Time of Review (excl. VAT)$199
Deepcool PQ1000M
Power Specifications
Rail3.3 V5 V12 V5 VSB-12 V
Max. Power25 A25 A93 A3 A0.3 A
125 W996 W15 W3.6 W
Total Max. Power1000 W
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