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NVIDIA is on the cusp of launching a new generation of consumer graphics cards based on its Ampere GPU, and as we traverse the final days to its upcoming GeForce Special Event (scheduled for September 1, 2020), some new information has leaked out. As in, the GeForce RTX 3000 series could possibly require a new power supply connector. What makes this latest leak a little more interesting than most is that it seemingly comes from Seasonic, a respected maker of power supply units (PSUs). Twitter user @9550pro gets props for spotting a post on the bilibili forums from an apparent Seasonic employee, who shared the photo you see at the top of this article. It shows a new 12-pin PSU connector. According... Read more...
There are multiple ways to sneakily extract data from a PC, and not all of them involve directly tapping into the storage device. Even a PC that is not connected to a network is vulnerable. These are referred to as air gapped systems, and security researcher Mordechai Guri from Israel's Ben Gurion University of the Negev found yet another way to siphon data from them, this time by interpreting sounds from the power supply. Guri is a bit of a specialist in this area. Last month, he outlined a clever method of extracting data from an air gapped PC by manipulating and interpreting case fan vibrations. He referred to this method as 'AiR-ViBeR' in a whitepaper. While limited in scope, if a person... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed, we're in the middle of a GPU release drought. The last launch was NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which came three months after AMD pushed its Radeon RX Vega out the door. Based on current rumor, NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere architecture could land in GPUs in April, so there's hope that this drought will be soon over. Fortunately for EVGA, even though its bread and butter is the graphics cards business, the company has many other product lines that can help pad the bank account during quiet seasons. Back in 2013, EVGA released its SuperNOVA G1 series, one that's gone on to earn a reputation of being well-built, and long-lasting. Now, the company is ushering in its fully... Read more...
Whenever a company uses the word "value" to describe a product, our skepticism meter starts buzzing. In many cases, their definition of value either differs from ours, or the low price comes at the expense of quality. EVGA contends that neither is the case with its new line of GQ power supplies for budget conscious buyers. The tagline for these new models is "great quality, great value," and indeed the GQ line delivers the goods with things like 80 Plus Gold certification, an ECO fan mode for near silent operation, high-quality Japanese capacitors that aren't likely to bulge or leak, and a semi-modular design to help with cable management. There are four models/wattage configurations to choose... Read more...
One of my favorite companies to watch out for at every CES is Corsair, as the company doesn't only offer a wide-range of products, most of what's seen is usually really solid in design and instills me with that "I WANT IT!" feeling. This year, the company has announced a new SSD, flash drives, a power supply, a budget chassis, and a couple of cooling products. For those yearning for an SSD with "no compromises", there's Corsair's Neutron XT. Available in sizes of 256GB ($150), 512GB ($270), and 960GB ($540), this Phison-based drive will deliver 560MB/s reads and 540MB/s writes. In what seems to have become a theme at this CES, no further performance (or durability) information... Read more...
EVGA has long been offering some of the most impressive-looking power supplies on the planet, both in terms of performance and features. With its just-announced SuperNOVA 1200 P2, the company looks to continue that legacy. As you may have been able to glean from its name, EVGA's latest PSU is a 1200W unit. Promising up to 92% efficiency at full-load, the SuperNOVA 1200 P2 earns itself an 80 PLUS Platinum badge - the only one better is Titanium, but units with that are super-rare at this point. It should be noted, though, that EVGA is expected to release a 1600W unit in the near-future that does carry that coveted Titanium badge. Another standout feature of the SuperNOVA 1200 P2 is what's written... Read more...
It's one thing for a company to say they believe in their product, but it's quite another to prove it. That said, it's obvious EVGA truly believes in its new SuperNOVA G2 power supply line, as evidenced by the generous10-year warranty. In addition to a elongated warranty period, EVGA's newest PSUs also boast 80 Plus Gold certification and high quality construction throughout. The SuperNOVA G2 is available in 750W and 850W models, both of which use Japanese Nippon Chemi-Con solid state capacitors. Should you tear either PSU open -- and we don't recommend you do that, for fear of electrocution and all -- you'll also find a full DC to DC, LLC resonant circuit design to improve efficiency. A dual... Read more...
EVGA announced a new power supply in the form of the SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified. This PSU features SuperNOVA, a control and monitoring software that lets you monitor voltage, current drawn on each rail, power used, and efficiency. You can also use the software to change the fan profile and adjust the +12V rail. The SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified also has an Overclock Mode that increases the maximum power output up to 1650W. Other features include modular, individually sleeved cables, single or multiple 12V rails, a 10 year warranty, and more. EVGA Introduces the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified Power Supply August 22, 2012 – The EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified is the ultimate enthusiast... Read more...
If you're rocking a no-compromise desktop system, you need a burly power supply to match, and OCZ believes it has just the PSU you're looking for. Introduced today is a new flagship model in the company's PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III series, a 1200W PSU offering more wattage than most users will ever need, and it's 80 Plus Platinum certified to boot. "PC Power & Cooling has a long history of delivering premium power supplies for power users seeking the ultimate in both performance and reliability," said Steve Lee, Sr. Vice President of Channel marketing and BU GM for Power Management. "The new Silencer Mk III 1200W continues that tradition by offering enthusiasts the highest wattage... Read more...
Cooler Master introduced the successor to its Silent Pro M power supply, the Silent Pro M2 Series. The Silent Pro M2 Series will be available in the following models: 620W, 720W as 80 Plus Bronze, and 1500W as 80 Plus Silver. The Silent Pro M2 Series features a single 12V rail which increases the available amperage per power supply model over its predecessors. This increased power extends to 70A with Dual 12V rails on the 1500W model. A new 3.3v DC-to-DC board increases overall energy efficiency. The power supply has a 135mm fan with a durable Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing. The PSU also features a hybrid modular cable setup. The Silent Pro M2 Series will be available this month. Cooler Master Announces... Read more...
Power supplies might be the least glamorous part of a PC build, yet ironically enough, some would argue they're the single most important component you can pick out, especially if you intend to overclock and/or are rocking high-end hardware. Unlike cases and peripherals, most PSUs aren't all that flashy, but Thermaltake's new Toughpower XT 1275W Platinum Snow Edition bucks that trend by adding a bit of "white ecstasy on PC performance," the company says. The Snow Edition unit is a nearly all-white PSU, including the fan blades, which comprise the 14cm dual-ball bearing fan with three fan modes (Fanless; Silent; and Cooling). You don't have worry yourself over which mode is appropriate, Thermaltake... Read more...
If it's been awhile since you last glanced Corsair's GS Series power supply line, you may want to give it a second look. Now new and improved, Corsair enhanced the GS Series family with a more energy efficient design, earning an 80 Plus Bronze certification in the process. In addition, Corsair claims the redesigned PSUs provide quieter, fanless operation at low power loads. "The GS Series line has been popular with PC enthusiasts who demand quiet, good-looking, and affordable power supplies they can count on," said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. "Now we are proud to deliver the next evolution in the GS Series PSU line, with higher-levels of energy efficiency... Read more...
Remember when a 350W power supply would get the job done? In some builds, a modest amount of wattage is all you need, but today's high-end systems demand much, much more. Hence why there are so many beefy power supplies on the market, like Antec's newly minted High Current Pro 1000 Platinum PSU with 80 Plus Platinum certification. It's actually Antec's first kilowatt-class PSU to be 80 Plus Platinum certified, which means you can count on a minimum 89 percent efficiency at 20-100 percent load levels. Antec says it runs as efficiently as 94 percent. "We wanted to give users the best possible feature set for their investment in a 1000 watt power supply," said Mafalda Cogliani, Global Marketing... Read more...
RAIDMAX announced a new 600W power supply. The RX-600AF is 80 Plus Bronze certified to help minimize electrical usage and lower your energy costs. This PSU supports ATX 12V2.2 and offers protection from Short Circuit Protection (SCP), Over Voltage Protection (OVP), and Over Power Protection (OPP). To help maintain optimal operating temperatures with regular usage, the RX-600AF features a powerful fan with a turbo fan controller that gives the PSU extra cooling ability as it is needed. Product Features Supports ATX 12V2.2 80 Plus Bronze Certification Turbo fan controller for extra cooling anytime INTEL & AMD listed power supply Protection from SCP, OVP, and OPP Classical look design MSRP:... Read more...
You often hear computers being compared to cars, especially when it comes to tinkering and overclocking, but whereas there's nothing sweeter sounding than the loud roar of a big block engine, PCs are most admired when they run silently. That's not always easy to accomplish, and to help you towards that goal, Cooler Master just launched its Silent Pro M2 line of modular power supplies. Cooler Master claims it improved the 135mm fan in the Silent Pro M2 series to run longer and quieter than before, though the company stopped short of offering up any particulars, such as the exact noise level and whether it still runs quiet during heavy loads. In terms of power, the Silent Pro M2 series comes in... Read more...
The Chinese New Year falls on Monday, January 23, 2012, and to get a head start, Spire today introduced its new BlackDragon line of power supplies. The new PSUs comply with the ATX Version 2.3 specification and boast an advanced circuit design with "Japanese grade A components," Spire says. Spire's a bit vague on the specifics, but digging through the company's website, it looks like the BlackDragon is offered in 400W ($80), 500W ($96), and 600W ($140) models. These are all wired units (non-modular) housed in black powder coated enclosures with an embossed logo. The top-end model (600W) sports two +12V rails with 22A on +12V1 and 30A on +12V2. It has a single 24-pin ATX connector, four molex... Read more...
OCZ unveiled the Silencer Mk III Power Supply Series from PC Power & Cooling. This series is the first modular PC Power PSU. This series combines a highly efficient core with Japanese 105°C capacitors, a 120mm variable RPM fan, and the flexibility of modular cabling. Combining a powerful single +12V rail and premium components, the Mk III features continuous output at 50°C ambient temperature and heavy-duty protection circuitries.  Other key features include well regulated electrical noise and ripple and 80 Plus Bronze-level efficiency up to 85% at typical loads. The Silencer Mk III Series will be available in 400W, 500W, and 600W models, and comes with a 5-year warranty.... Read more...
Looking for a new power supply? If so, chances are Corsair has a high end PSU with the exactly the right amount of wattage for your system. Just in case there was any doubt, Corsair today announced a couple of additions to its Professional Series and Professional Series Gold power supply lines. First up is the Professional Series HX1050. Serving as the new flagship for this particular line, the 1050W model joins the Professional Series HX1000, HX850, HX750, and HX650. These are all 80 Plus Silver certified with a rated 88 percent efficiency at 50 percent load. The other addition comes to the Corsair Professional Series Gold line. Corsair's new AX650 model brings up the rear and joins the AX750,... Read more...
PSUs may not be as exciting as a new GPU or a new CPU , but you know where your tower would be without a solid, reliable power supply? In the trash. Corsair's well known for their memory products, but their power supplies are well-built, too. The company has just launched the new CX C2 range, which offer longer warranties and better efficiency than your average PSU, and the new ones fall into the Builder Series. The Builder Series CX V2 is the successor to the current CX family of PSUs, offering 80 PLUS certification and European Commission Energy-Related Product (ErP) directive compliance for guaranteed efficiency and low standby power consumption. The warranty on the CX V2 PSUs has been increased... Read more...
OCZ Technology may not be famous for their power supplies, but that hasn't kept the company from keeping things flowing in that department. The ZX Series of gold-rated power supplies has just been released, with a fully modular design, an ultra-quiet fan design and a variety of power options. Customers can pick one up in 850W, 1000W and 1250W variants, and each model is backed by a 5-year warranty. Oddly, OCZ hasn't provided pricing for each, but hopefully that will be unveiled soon. OCZ TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES NEW ZX SERIES HIGH PERFORMANCE GOLD RATED POWER SUPPLIES Latest High-End PSU Line Features 80-Plus Gold Certification and 100% Modular Cable Design for Enthusiasts, Gamers, and System Builders... Read more...
Power supplies are a dime a dozen these days, and it's a little intimidating to go shopping for one if you aren't well-versed in who offers what. OCZ Technology is a trusted name in this sector, and a spin-off of that company is introducing a new PSU today. PC Power & Cooling, OCZ’s PSU (power supply unit) subsidiary, has just launched the new Silencer 760 power supply, which is reported to have an 80 PLUS Silver efficiency, exceptional reliability and the power output to meet the demands of power users. The newest addition to the legendary Silencer series completes the family of ultra-quiet, high-reliability PSUs, which now range from 500 to 910 watts. Featuring an 80 Plus Silver certification,... Read more...
Not everyone needs a Lexus to get from Point A to Point B, nor do you need a decked out power supply with all the bells and whistles (and matching price tag) to power a modest setup. That's the general mindset behind Corsair's new "Build Series" power supplies, which Corsair promises will provide "worry-free compatibility" with your system without putting a major dent in your Paypal account. "Corsair has earned a reputation for engineering the best PSUs on the market, and with the new Build Series, we now have a best-in-class solution for those who need a great value power supply for basic system builds and upgrades," said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager of Components at Corsair. "The... Read more...
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