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Seasonic PRIME 1000W Gold PSU Review

The Seasonic PRIME 1000W GOLD supply is almost identical to the Platinum version we reviewed last month. It looks like the ‘tanned’ cousin, just back from the Bahamas on vacation. All the labelling is gold, while the Platinum version was a ghostly silver/chrome.

The Prime logo on this GOLD rated power supply is different than the other ranges, again with a gold coloured brand name showing. There is no coloured ‘N shaped grill’ attached either, with Seasonic opting for a plain black appearance.

One side of the unit is home to a big cooling vent, with a power connector and switch at the side.

There is also a switch for Hybrid mode – allowing the fan to be disabled completely when the unit drops to a specific temperature threshold. Seasonic claim the Hybrid Fanless mode works up to:

  • Approximately 50 % (±5 %) of system load at 25 °C.
  • Approximately 30 % (±5 %) of system load at 40 °C.

One side of the PRIME Gold unit is home to all the modular cables. The main M/B connectors are indicated along the bottom of the panel and are clearly labelled. The Peripheral/SATA/Molex connectors are visible in a bank of two and three along the top right side. On the other side are all the CPU and PCI-e connectors in a row of 1, 3 and 2 from top to bottom (6 in total).

Above we can see the specifications of the power supply. The Model number is SSR-1000GD Active PFC F3

Seasonic PRIME 1000W Gold Power Supply
DC Output
+3.3V
+5V
+12V
-12V
+5Vsb
Max Output
25A
25A
83A
0.3A
3A
Total Power 125W 996W 3.6W 15W
1000 Watts

This 1000W  power supply can deliver 83A on the +12V rail. Plenty of power on hand for a powerful SLI and Crossfire configuration.

This is identical to the output configuration of the 1000W PRIME Platinum unit.

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