Thermaltake has completely overhauled its high-end PSU designs and has now launched the ToughPower 1350.
With 8 full PCI-Express connectors, it’s certainly got enough connectors for all of the likely high-end graphics set ups you’re likely to want to try. It’s also modular, so you won’t need a crowbar to shut the chassis when you only have 2 cards installed.
More importantly, the company is claiming efficiency around the 91% mark, even when you run the unit on a 24×7 basis in a room at 50 degrees Celsius. For the hardcore/nutter Folders among you, this could be good news for your electric bill (but only by a handful of halogens).
That design/component efficiency seems to have been enough to early the unit an 80 PLUS Silver rating from the certification bodies that be.
Doing some basic maths, pulling 1,500w out of a unit at 80% efficiency would deliver 1,200 watts. Using the same, simple calculation, pulling 1,350w from a unit at 91% would deliver a halogen more. Nice.
This kind of calculation won’t be born out 100% in the real world, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction for hard core enthusiasts who need graphics power comparable to a mini-Deathstar before they’re happy. You know who you are!
KitGuru Says: We will get a sniff on pricing over the next few days and the KitGuru Labs will grill the unit early in the New Year for your delight and delictation (and perverse attraction to component torture).
Is a 1,350w PSU the stuff of dreams, nightmares or simply the next step down the road to uber-computing perfection? Let us know, below!