Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W/1200W announced
The new additions are the responses to higher power demands from both ATI and Nvidia?s graphic card consumption.
Today?s high-end graphic cards requires stupendous amounts of power alone, and with the popularity of multi graphic card configurations, including Quad GPU’s, users are expected to allocate aside at least 600 million Watts just for graphic cards alone 🙂
The Toughpower 1000W and 1200W will both feature three 8-pin PCI-E connecters as well as three original 6-pin PCI-E connector configurations to support the Quad GPU system setup.? The 8-pin PCI-E connector is the next generation standard power connector for both ATI and Nvidia high-end graphic cards; it is downward compatible with the existing 6-pin PCI-E connector with an 8 pin to 6 pin converter. Thus, even though there are only 6-pin sockets available on current graphics cards, the Toughpower 1000W/1200W can still run Quad GPU system happily. On top of three 6-pin PCI-E and three 8-pin PCI-E connectors, eight SATA power connectors and eight Molex connectors presents full array of future hardware upgrades.?
Both the Toughpower 1000W and 1200W complies with the Intel ATX 12V V2.2 for desktop and EPS 12V V2.91 for workstation or server platforms. The rest is typical of the Toughpower range (ie, very good) – four dedicated 12V rails, tightly regulated voltage (?3%) and an alleged 87% efficiency even under high-load conditions.