With the release of the next generation Intel Core processors (codename Haswell), Intel will introduce technologies for reducing power consumption of the CPU in sleep mode. While Ivy Bridge CPUs had a minimum power consumption of 0.5 A in a C6 or C7 state, the Haswell processors would require only as little as 0.05 A. The problem is that a number of older power supplies are unable to deliver such low loads at stable voltages, meaning that the system could crash due to unstable voltages when in C6 or C7 state.
A number of manufacturers are already advertising power supplies that have perfectly stable voltages even down to 0 W, among which is Thermaltake, Enermax, and Seasonic.
The EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 (120-G2-1000-XR) is the newest EVGA power supply. It offers 1,000 W of continuous power, is 80 Plus Gold rated, has a single +12 V rail, Japanese capacitors, a 140 mm double ball bearing fan, a modular cabling system, and the following protections:
OVP (Over Voltage Protection)
UVP (Under Voltage Protection)
OCP (Over Current Protection)
OPP (Over Power Protection)
SCP (Short Circuit Protection)
OTP (Over Temperature Protection)
This brand new unit from EVGA is priced at USD 199.99.
Seasonic’s power supplies listed below are already prepared for the upcoming Intel processors. They are equipped with a DC-to-DC converter which enables the so-called ZERO Load Design. These power supplies will deliver rock-stable voltages even at 0 W load.
Cooler Master has announced the entrance of the V Series Power Supply (PSU) line to North American markets.
Developed to be the highest quality, Cooler Master carefully sourced every aspect of the V Series PSU line to produce a high-efficiency and stable power supply. This operational stability includes being highly efficient even at low loads – far exceeding the parameters of the breadth of operational efficiency exhibited by a typical 80 Plus Gold PSU.
A single, powerful rail platform channels the full power of V Series PSUs with outstanding voltage stability, ripple suppression, and efficiency.
These higher quality components include the highest grade Japanese electrolyte and solid capacitors, a custom PCB interface, and high quality 42 mm transformers.
All of which are among a few of the integral parts that make the V Series a great power supply.
V Series PSUs include a 135 mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) fan. This bearing type offers superior performance at lower noises while lasting far longer than the typical PSU fan. The real-world result is that V-series PSUs are extremely quiet, even under full load while still keeping cool.
When considering ease of use and ability to manage cables, fully modular flat ribbon cables are among the best. These give users the ability to compress and arrange their cables in clean and compact ways not possible with traditional and individually sleeved cabling - saving time and enabling builds with the best possible airflow.
It supports 4th Generation Intel Core Desktop Processor C6/C7 Power States allowing the processor to go from C0 (active) to C7 (Deep Power Down Mode) which helps provide maximum power savings.
The V Series will be available in 700 W, 850 W, and 1000 W models. Price and availability may vary based on region. This release is meant for the U.S. and Canada regions only.
Thermal Solutions specialist Gelid Solutions adds cable as a new product category to its GAMER product line.
To start, power supply cable adaptor such as 6-pin (PCI-E), 8-pin (EPS), and 24-pin (EPS) with precisely prepared high-end UV reactive single sleeve in black, white, red, and blue will be offered for the enthusiast. All cables have 18 AWG and a length of 30 cm.
6-Pin Single Sleeve (black, white, red, and blue): USD 6
8-Pin Single Sleeve (black, white, red, and blue): USD 8
24-Pin Single Sleeve (black, white, red, and blue): USD 10
Intel has just released more details about the new Haswell processors. It sets new benchmarks in terms of energy efficiency. The new C6 and C7 states are able to reduce the CPU power consumption to just 0.05 A while previous Ivy Bridge processors draw up to ten times more minimum current.
But the positive progress of the CPU technology is subject to certain restrictions, because only few power supplies will be able to deliver stable voltages at such low loads. End users are therefore groping in the dark with no clues if their own power supply will be compatible with the new energy functions of Intel Haswell CPUs. PSU manufacturers usually do not state the possible minimum load of their products.
Enermax makes a step forward and publishes a PSU compatibility list. All current high-end and mid-range models from Enermax are already prepared for the upcoming Intel processors. They are equipped with a DC-to-DC converter which enables the so-called ZERO Load Design. These power supplies will deliver rock-stable voltages even at 0 W load. Also the owners of older Enermax power supplies can be relieved: The manufacturer applies the ZERO Load Design already in all high-end power supplies since the Revolution85+ series which was launched in 2008.
Nexus has expanded its power supply offering with the launch of the RX-6500 model. This 650 W unit features a modular cabling system, an active PFC circuitry, a single +12V rail, efficiency over 85%, and a 135 mm ball-bearing fan.
This power supply has been treated with a special paint. This paint gives the power supply the appearance of being covered with fibers.
Nexus has released an updated version of its NX-500 power supply. The improved NX-5000 unit changed its power from 530 W to 550 W and is now compatible with ErP2013 standard, which means the power supply is not using more than 0.5 W at standby mode.
Nexus also used better components to raise the efficiency level to a minimum of 85%.
The Thermaltake 8400 mAh portable power pack is part of the new line of portable external batteries designed for the current modern mobile age. High capacity power and compact designs make these batteries a reliable power companion on the go.
A full charge can recharge an iPhone to 3.5 times. Equipped with a premium quality rechargeable battery cell with 8400 mAh power capacity and up to 500+ recharge cycles over its lifetime. In addition, the powerful speedy 2.1 A output is ideal for charging tablets and another device at the same time.
Dual-USB Ports allow users to charge a tablet simultaneously with another device such as a smartphone. With 2 x USB charging ports users get more convenience and flexibility of being able to charge single or multiple devices whenever the need may arise.
Thermaltake 8400 mAh power pack is compatible with all USB chargers come with smartphones or tablets. The 8400 mAh comes equipped with special charging ports exclusively designed for Samsung Galaxy and Apple devices respectively but can be used on any device which it charged via USB. Its compact and portable design makes it easier to carry, with a similar size to most popular smart phones on the market.
Huntkey is expanding its lineup of power banks with a new model, the PBA7000. Compared with previous models, such as PBA2000 and PBA3500, PBA7000 has a larger capacity. Therefore, it can meet users’ charging needs during long journeys with more digital equipment.
The Huntkey PBA7000, with a capacity of 7000 mAh, has two 5V1A USB outputs, so it can easily charge two digital products at the same time. Loaded with two polymer lithium ion batteries, the PBA7000 is environmentally friendly and extremely durable. The charging and discharging time can reach up to 1,000 times or more. Four built-in protections (OVP, OCP, OTP and SCP) guarantee maximum safety of the product. There are four LED lights on the power bank, which are monitored by a mini-PC and can intelligently display how much power is left in the power bank. The undersurface is made of aluminum, which gives it a smooth texture and superb heat dissipation. The PBA7000 is equipped with a 1-to-3 charging cable, and is therefore compatible with most mobile phones and digital products.
With the introduction of the PBA7000, Huntkey has expanded its lineup of power banks to seven models, from 2000 mAh to 7000 mAh, to meet users’ needs of different capacities.
Huntkey has launched its latest FX series of power supplies, including the FX500SE (500 W) model, which is 80 Plus Platinum certified, and the FX620M (600 W) model, which is 80 Plus Bronze certified.
The FX500SE uses a 120 mm fan, which is smartly started or stopped when a change in temperature is detected, in order to optimize the cooling system and minimize noise. Japan-made bulk capacitors and solid state capacitors are used for extreme environments. The power supply also features excellent voltage regulation, +12V voltage regulation being about +/-1%.
The FX620M power supply also features excellent voltage regulation, +12V voltage regulation being about +/-1%, and Japan-made bulk capacitors. The FX620M power supply adopts a hybrid module cable management design in order to make your case tidy and improve the airflow inside the case. The power supply also uses a 140 mm intelligent-thermal fan, whose speed is adjusted based on the environment temperature, and therefore provides the best silent performance.
Arctic reveals its latest portable power product, the Power Bank 4000, a lithium polymer power bank with an ultra-slim design for charging all USB devices at anytime, anywhere.
Featured with 2A maximum current output with 4,000 mAh, the Power Bank 4000 can quickly charge all smartphones, tablets and USB devices. The level LED indicator displays its battery status and charging mode, so that you know when it’s time to recharge your Power Bank 4000 and that it will always give you the full supply at any time. Integrated with a safety protection mode, it prevents damage to both the Power Bank and your connected device; charging will immediately stop if the Power Bank becomes overloaded.
The Power Bank 4000 comes with an elegant brushed aluminum cover and an anti-slip back cover for better grip. It is available in black and silver.
The Power Bank 4000 includes a short and slim micro-USB and a mini-USB cable, allowing you to be able to charge your devices anywhere without your having to bring the bulky original cable.
Enermax has just launched the Triathlor FC, the successor of its popular Modu82+ PSU series. The company has been selling Modu82+ units since 2008, but due to technological progress, the time has come to say goodbye to the Modu82+ series, and welcome the Triathlor.
Enermax’s Triathlor units feature 80 Plus Bronze certification; a DC-to-DC design; a modular cabling system; an active PFC circuitry; 100% Japanese electrolytic capacitors; one 120 mm twister-bearing fan with speed control; and OCP, OVP, DC UVP, OPP, OTP, SCP and SIP protections.
Two Triathlor models have been launched so far: ETA650AWT-M (650 W; USD 119.99) and ETA550AWT-M (550 W; USD 109.99).