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Old 09-16-2010, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So it seems more manufacturers are coming into the power supplies game, with powercolor just having announced they are bringing in some high end units:

Increasingly, it seems that component manufacturers are trying to offer customers the complete line of PC parts, from GPUs to memory to cases. The latest expansion in this direction is by GPU-maker PowerColor, who is branching out into the power-supply market.

Having built its reputation around making ATI graphics-cards, the company has now launched two lines of PSUs - the Extreme Series and the Gaming Series.

The Extreme power-supplies come in 1,000W and 850W versions and both feature 80 PLUS Bronze certification, meaning that they're over 85 per cent efficient at half-load. The design uses four 12V rails capable of outputting up to 20A each, which should help to spread the load from high-draw components. They also feature modular cables to help to keep the chassis clear and a low-rpm 140mm PWM fan.

Both units are certified for use with either CrossFire or SLI and the 850W model has four eight-pin PCIe power-connectors for fuelling multiple high-end GPUs. The 1,000W version steps it up a notch with six eight-pin connectors to drive the most powerful graphics-cards available.

For the more mainstream consumer, the Gaming Series comes in 500W and 600W flavours. Being aimed at the mid-level market, these models feature slightly more pedestrian specs - 80 per cent efficiency, two 12V rails, two eight-pin PCIe connectors, a non-modular design and a smaller, 120mm fan. However, the power-supplies will still be made of the same high-quality, long-life components and are both certified as being ready for SLI- or CrossFire-enabled systems.

PowerColor hasn't released any further details yet, but the Extreme Series and Gaming Series PSUs should be available soon.

Do you think these will be as good of quality as their power supplies are?

Do you think this will affect the power supply market prices at all?

Input, comments welcome.

Link to article:

HEXUS.net - News :: PowerColor enters the PSU game : Page - 1/1

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No clue.. But some companys, liked BFG just cut alot of their cross components.

One thing to remember... Theres really only 3 or 4 actual psu makers... They make the guts, and the other companies case them...

Seasonic is a great example, they make most of Corsairs.. The company specs out what they want, and what quality/torenced components go into it.

So no, i doubt powercolor, or any big named all rounded company will cause much of a stir.
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