Corsair announces new "TX" series enthusiast PSUs

By Justin Mann on October 16, 2007, 3:16 PM
While many manufacturers only find excitement in releasing obscenely overpowered PSUs, a few of them come back down to earth to please the enthusiasts that don't need 1500W beasts. Corsair is among them, with them announcing today the introduction of a new line of PSUs specifically for enthusiasts and gamers.

Rated from 650W to 750W, Corsair's new “TX” series are designed to give 80% efficiency ratings even up to 100% load, which alone is impressive and reason enough to consider them as a PSU for a desktop. They also claim the units are able to provide clean power even under heavy load, which is critically important for high end systems:

With Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuitry providing a PF value of 0.99 under full load and 80% or more energy efficiency under a wide range of loading conditions, the TX Series of power supplies generates minimal heat during operation. The high quality thermally controlled double ball-bearing 140mm fan (120mm on 650W) delivers excellent air flow with whisper quiet operation.
While somewhat pricey, they aren't so expensive as to make them out of reach. The MSRP on these is $180 and $200 for 650W and 750W respectively. PSUs have been and remain perhaps the single most important component of a system. That's becoming even more true now when seeing dual video cards and dual or quad core processors in a system that draw more power than ever before. You can read the full press release in the comments section.




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CORSAIR ANNOUNCES TX SERIES OF POWER SUPPLIES FORPC ENTHUSIASTS AND EXTREME GAMERS New High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Power SuppliesMeet and Exceed the Most Demanding Requirements of Enthusiasts & Performance Seekers Fremont, CA, October 16, 2007 – Corsair® [url]http://www.corsair.com,[/url] a worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high-performance memory and peripheral components, today announced the latest addition to their Corsair power supply lineup: the Corsair TX Series. Inspired by Corsair’s award-winning HX Series, Corsair has engineered the TX Series to be a family of high-wattage, high-performance power supplies that meets and exceeds the most demanding specifications of enthusiasts and performance seekers. The Corsair TX Series of power supplies delivers optimal performance through the use of advanced technology and industrial-grade components typically found only with more expensive power supplies. With design features, such as a dedicated single +12V rail, the TX Series offers the maximum compatibility with the latest system components. Energy-efficient circuitry capable of delivering greater than 80% efficiency ratings across 20%, 50%, and 100% load conditions make the TX Series of Power Supply Units (PSUs) ideal for high-end PCs using dual-graphics cards for both gaming and professional audio and video applications.Available in 650Watt and 750Watt models, the Corsair TX Series delivers clean and reliable, fully rated output even at 50ºC ambient temperature. Additionally, the TX Series includes two and four PCI-Express 8-pin (6+2) cables on the 650W and 750W models respectively. The TX Series has been thoroughly tested and is compatible with today’s NVIDIA®’s SLI® and ATI®’s Crossfire® solutions.With Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuitry providing a PF value of 0.99 under full load and 80% or more energy efficiency under a wide range of loading conditions, the TX Series of power supplies generates minimal heat during operation. The high quality thermally controlled double ball-bearing 140mm fan (120mm on 650W) delivers excellent air flow with whisper quiet operation.“Corsair has been leading the way with enthusiast and high-performance power supplies since our original modular HX Series,” said Jack Peterson, VP of Marketing at Corsair. “The TX Series raises the bar on wattage, energy-efficiency, and over-all system compatibility,” continued Peterson.The Corsair TX Series, including the CMPSU-650TX (650Watt) and CMPSU-750TX (750Watt), is available immediately through Corsair’s world-wide authorized dealer channel, priced at $179.99 USD MSRP and $199.99 USD MSRP respectively. All TX Series power supplies are backed by a 5-Year Limited Warranty complete with customer support via telephone, email, forum and TechSupport Xpress troubleshooting guide. For more information on Corsair products and technology, please visit [url]http://www.corsair.com.[/url]
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