Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling | May 11, 2013 - 09:17 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: seasonic, haswell, Power Supplies, PSU, 0.05A
Following the announcements from other power supply manufacturers, Seasonic has now released a list of its own power supplies that are compatible with Intel's upcoming Haswell processor. The new Haswell CPUs, set to launch June 3rd, incorporate new C6 and C7 sleep states that draw as little as 0.05A from the 12V PSU rail. Because of the low load, some existing power supplies will have issues with the new sleep states and could result in system instability. In light of that, many manufacturers are validating their existing lineups to determine which ones are compatible.
As of the time of publication, the following power supplies from Seasonic are compatible with Haswell and the new sleep states.
Platinum Fanless Series
M12 II Evo Edition Series
Stay tuned to PC Perspective for more information on PSU and Haswell compatibility.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 9, 2012 - 04:06 PM | Josh Walrath
Tagged: thermaltake, Power Supplies, Keyboards, headphones, CES 2012, CES, cases
Last year at CES, ThermalTake had a rather sparse room of equipment to show off. This year, the room was much fuller in terms of new and interesting products. ThermalTake is a company that is not afraid to jump into new categories, and in this case we are seeing two areas that are a bit foreign to most PC enthusiasts.
ThermalTake was one of the first companies that did not have a background in power supplies to actually move into that industry. The first series of power supplies were actually quite impressive for the time, and they helped to set a new standard that would eventually be followed by the likes of Coolermaster and Corsair. This year they are introducing some improvements in their design and component choices that should allow them to approach the quality and features of industry leaders like Silverstone and Corsair. ThermalTake has the Platinum series which promises up to 93% efficiency and the platinum rating. They are also offering slightly lower gold rated supplies that are now available in white. ThermalTake is a rather fluid company when it comes to products though, and it will be interesting to see what actually gets delivered to market vs. what all was shown. We will see the Platinum series and the white products, but some details may change as well as differences in cable choices. They did show off the massive 1475 watt unit which is also able to power your arc welder...
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