XFX to introduce 850W power supply?

By on May 25, 2009, 10:02 AM
According to an anonymous source over at The Tech Report, the enthusiast-driven hardware company XFX will soon delve into the realm of power supply units. If it’s true, the company would be in line behind OCZ (which acquired the respected PC Power and Cooling in 2007), Corsair and BFG Tech, who have all contributed to the PSU market. Having provided “conclusive evidence,” the source claims that XFX will unveil a high-end enthusiast PSU in the coming weeks.

They went on to say that the unit would have a rated power output of 850W with a corresponding name, the “XFX 850 Black Edition.” Other specifications presented to The Tech Report include a single +12V rail with 70A maximum output, 80 Plus Silver certification with up to 88% efficiency, a quiet 135mm ball-bearing fan and tight voltage regulation with a ±3% tolerance. It will also feature modular cabling, giving users the ability to add up to two PCI-E, 11 SATA, 8 Molex and 2 floppy disk power connectors, with standard ATX and EPS12V cables hard-wired.

While there was no mention of a price, the companies mentioned previously offer similar power supplies online for $100 to $120. They did, however, provide a 3D mock-up of the PSU.

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phantasm66 said:
Oh, what I could do with some more power...I've long used a RAID array in my multimedia server. Right now I have a RAID 5 4 disk setup. But had I been able to source a really good PSU, I might have gone for a RAID controller that could handle more drives.Already I have 1.5 TB at my disposal - but what if I could have much more than that? The SuperTrak EX8350 controller from Promise, for example, has 8-Port Serial ATA. A much larger RAID array, or even something like RAID 50, could be possible with say, 8 1 TB drives. That would like 6 TB of useable space, with superb performance.With a power output of 850W, things like this are possible. Noisy, but possible.
Quantex_rox said:
Its based on a Seasonic M12D.[url]http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5
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