PSU Shootout: Tagan Turbojet TG1100-U95 & Thermaltake Toughpower 750W - HotHardware

PSU Shootout: Tagan Turbojet TG1100-U95 & Thermaltake Toughpower 750W

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Close Up: Tagan Turbojet TG1100-U95 (1100W)
1.1 Kilowatts of Peak Power!

Other than being power supplies, the Tagan Turbojet TG1100-U95 and Thermaltake Toughpower 750W have very little in common. The Thermaltake Toughpower 750W is like the "beauty" to the Tagan Turbojet TG1100-U95's "Beast".  The TG100-U95 is an industrial strength PSU designed for extreme workloads of multi-core CPU and multi-GPU systems. This unit is geared toward quad-SLI and quad-core CPU set ups where power demands can be at their heaviest.  Aesthetically, there is nothing extraordinary about this PSU, leaving the presentation "wow factor" to the small brief case the TG100-U95 comes in, which keeps the PSU and its cabling in order during shipment. 

  

Rated for 100VAC-240VAC, the TG1100-U95 supports a peak draw of 1100 watts, which should satisfy even the most demanding of systems.  The PSU is not modular, providing power cabling in the traditional sense.  What is different is the heavy duty feel of the shielded cables, each with a heavy plastic exterior that makes them rather stiff and less flexible than typical PSUs.  The body of the TG1100-U95 is equipped with two 80mm fans for ample cooling which is controlled by Tagan Silence Control Technology, which throttles the fan speeds based on the PSU's internal temperature. 

  

The system comes with a slew of power connection options.  First is the 24-Pin ATX power that can break down to a 20-Pin solution as needed.  There are also individual 4 and 8-Pin 12V plugs as well as four 6-Pin PCI Express power connectors.  The unit comes with a total of three Molex 4-Pin connectors and 10 5-Pin SATA power connectors.  If more Molex heads are needed, Tagan provides 4 Combo-S2M connectors which plug onto the head of a SATA power plug to convert it two a Molex connect if needed.  A Y-Cable is provided for Molex to Floppy conversion as well as four mounting screw, two zip ties, and five velcro straps to help keep the cabling tidy.  

Both the +3.3V and +5V outputs are rated for 28 amps each while each of the four +12V rails support a load of 20 amps each.  -12V is rated for a .08 amp load and +5Vsb peaks at 3 amps.  To help manage the load on a PSU of this size, Tagan utilizes DTT which stands for Dual Transformer Technology, meaning this PSU has two AC to DC transformers to help deliver over a kilowatt of combined power.

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