Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W
OverviewHardware: Cases & PSU
WHAT WE LIKED:Excellent warranty, Great performance, scratch resistant, LED status display, modular connector lables
WHAT WE DISLIKED:Expensive, cables should be longer
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Thermaltake has done a fine job with the Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W, improving on its predecessors and offering consumers a very complete package here. The features here are excellent, and the S.P.T lighting indicators are innovative and will be very helpful, particularly for end users that may not be very knowledgeable about computer systems and want to monitor their rig.
In terms of aesthetics, it’s also an attractive power supply, though a bit over the top in terms of labels, which clash a bit with the stealthy black styling otherwise. Functionally, the unit has a scratch and fingerprint-resistant coating in a textured matte black finish. This gives a a simple and elegant style that will fit into just about any system build.
From a features standpoint, the unit is 80PLUS Platinum certified, which is at the top end of power efficiency these days. The hardwired cables lengths could be a couple inches longer, and could be a potential nuisance for anyone who’s very picky about cabling inside a full tower. However, as we know, looks and features are only a small part of the equation with power supplies, as features and performance are where things are decided.
In terms of performance, the Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W finished rather well, with nominal movement on the rails in our voltage regulation testing, while the ripple results were also very good. Not quite the best we’ve seen, but well within specification. The 80PLUS Platinum efficiency is a boon to those looking for “green” solutions, though it could be argued that if you need a 1275W power supply then you’re not exactly energy-frugal to begin with.
Priced around $290, this unit is a bit on the expensive side against similar competitors, though you do get a very solid power supply here, with little worry about quality or performance. If you want a top tier power supply that can provide enough juice to run a behemoth computer system, then the Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W is a great option.