Rosewill Announces 1600W Hercules PSU

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 3, 2012 - 05:56 PM |
Tagged: rosewill, PSU, power supply, 80 PLUS Silver, 1600w

Rosewill recently took the wraps off of a monster of a power supply that is rated to deliver 1600W of power. The Hercules 1600W PSU is an 80+ Silver design that will provide efficient power for quad CrossFire X or Nvidia SLI multi-GPU setups. It measures 5.9” x 3.4” x 9.5” and should fit within most full ATX cases without issue.

 

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Other features include sleeved cabling and a 135mm “silent” fan that has an automatically adjusting RPM setting as well as a Turbo button that will spin the fan up to its maximum speed.

Where the PSU really stands out though is in the sheer wattage and number of PCI-E power cables. It features two 12 volt rails at 110A and 50A each. Rosewill has divided the rails such that 12V1 handles all of the PCI-E power connectors (up to 1320W) and the 12V2 rail rated at a maximum of 600W and is used for all the other 12V connections.

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The included power cables are as follows:

  • 16 x 6+2 pin PCI-E
  • 16 x SATA power
  • 6 x 4 pin molex
  • 2 x 4 pin floppy power
  • 1 x 8 pin EPS
  • 1 x 4+4 pin EPS
  • 1 x 24 pin ATX

Needless to say, it has an impressive number of power cables. You might have a hard time finding enough graphics cards to use even half of the PCI-E power cables, for example. Fortunately, it has a semi-modular design (the ATX and CPU power cables are non-removable) so that you will not have to find enough room to hide all of the excess cables in the 5.25” bays (heh).

 

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The 1600W Hercules power supply is available now with a price of $399 USD. While it will be overkill for most computers, it is impressive nonetheless and would be well suited to powering a rig with dual Powercolor Devil 13 7990 GPUs.

Source: Rosewill
December 4, 2012 | 10:15 AM - Posted by O.o (not verified)

We're just about at the point where we are going to need 20A or 208AC receptacles. I suppose if you can afford the system that would "need" this, you can afford the power to run it.

December 28, 2012 | 06:55 PM - Posted by WillRock (not verified)

We don't. Hardware is getting more and more efficient on smaller manufactoring processes, not less. You can very easily run a 680 Quad setup on 1000W unit as it stands.

You need... well, an OC'ed SR-2 setup with 480 Quad and add in a TEC or something to actually need this much power.

December 6, 2012 | 11:33 AM - Posted by YTech2 (not verified)

Wow! After listening to the recorded version, I won Far Cry 3 @ 1:00:00!

Ryan > Thanks for trying to pronounce my name. Perhaps I should give you a call, it's not that much foreign since it's a pretty common name in the French community :)

Please send me an email for other details.
Thanks again :)

December 6, 2012 | 11:34 AM - Posted by YTech2 (not verified)

Sorry, wrong Thread...

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