New 80 plus gold and 80 plus bronze PSUs announced
LEPA Technology announced new power supplies in the GM MaxGold, BM MaxBron, and MX F1 series, which range from a modest 350 Watts up to a more robust 1,000 and targets everybody from entry to enthusiast-level computer builders.
The GM-MaxGold and BM-MaxBron are both semi-modular power supplies. They feature a special Anti3s Q-Brick design which is a protective sleeve designed to protect from static, shock, and slip. This protective sleeve comes in two colors, red and black. In addition, both lines boast an improved DC-to-DC converter which improves stability in C6/C7 sleep modes. This ensures full Haswell support for low power sleep states.
Silence is golden, or in this case, 80 Plus Gold certified
Corsair on Thursday added a new line of quiet power supplies (PSUs) dubbed RM Series to its product portfolio. These are intended to replace the TX Series of PSUs while adding 80 Plus Gold level energy efficiency, whisper-quiet operation, and monitoring capabilities, Corsair said. Even when delivering high levels of power, Corsair claims you'll hardly hear a peep out of its RM Series.
Unique software solution keeps track of energy costs
Thermaltake has come out with a new kind of power supply (PSU), one that will let you monitor and control its vitals to provide your system with clean and stable power, and to help you keep track of how much juice it's sucking from the wall. The new units are the Toughpower DPS 850W and 750W, both digitally controlled via a free software download (DPSApp) available on Thermaltake's website.
The power supply might be the single most under appreciated component in a system build (don't go generic, folks), but at the same time, that doesn't mean you should overspend on way more power than you need. If you're putting together a budget build, EVGA hopes you'll consider its new 600B, a 600W PSU with 80 Plus Bronze certification, meaning it's over 80 percent efficient at typical loads.
After achieving 80 Plus Gold certification for its original Supernova 1000W power supply (1000 G2), EVGA is back with a newer revision that now boasts an 80 Plus Platinum badge, meaning it's a little more efficient than its predecessor. The new Supernova 1000 P2 features 92 percent efficiency under typical loads and has a new "ECO Thermal Control Fan System" that supposedly eliminates fan noise during load operations.
Is your power supply (PSU) certified to work with Intel's 4th generation Core processor (Haswell) line without hiccups? Lest there be any doubt, EVGA specifically lists its new 500B PSU as being Haswell ready. It's also 80 Plus Bronze certified with up to 85 percent efficiency under typical loads, a feature that's not always found on PSUs aimed at users on a budget.
Could you take full advantage of a 1,300 watt power supply (PSU)? Talk about making others totally envious! Assuming you need a herculean PSU, EVGA aims to deliver with its new Supernova 1300 G2, a monster unit that's 80 Plus Gold certified to deliver up to 90 efficiency under "typical loads" and backed by a generous 10 year warranty to boot. This could be the last PSU you buy for a long, long time.
EVGA, a company that's best known for pumping out Nvidia-based graphics cards, is so confident in its new SuperNova 1000 G2 power supply that it's backing the unit with a 10-year warranty. Of course, we learned from watching Tommy Boy (NSFW) that guarantees are only as good as what's inside the box, and in this instance, EVGA is packaging a high-end power supply that's 80 Plus Gold certified with up to 90 percent efficiency under typical loads.
Little Billy's in the kitchen banging pans together, Mary-Jo and Erica are in the basement arguing over who's turn it is to watch Netflix, and the dog's chasing the cat all over the house. Soon evening will come and they'll all fall fast asleep, giving you the sweet, sweet silence you've been longing for all day. If only your PC would do the same. It's possible, starting with today's top deal for a Rosewill SilentNIght Series 500W Fan-less Modular Design Power Supply for $112 with shipping for $6 (normally $160 - use coupon code:[EMCXRXL27]). Not only is it dead silent, it's also modular and 80 Plus Platinum certified!
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Not all power supplies will support Haswell's zero load design, Enermax says.
Intel's Haswell refresh is coming, and when it does, it will deliver better performance, much improved integrated graphics, and superior power efficiency that, according to Enermax, only a handful of power supplies are able to take advantage of. Enermax is referring to the new C6 and C7 states that are able to reduce CPU power consumption to a mere 0.05A. Some Ivy Bridge chips draw up to ten times more in a minimum power state.