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Super Flower Unveils the World's First Consumer 80+ Titanium PSU

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The Super Flower Leadex Platinum is a 1000 W fully modular PSU that is the first consumer grade PSU to achieve an 80 Plus Platinum certification.

Prominently featured at Super Flower’s booth at Computex 2013 is the Leadex Platinum 1000 W, a fully-modular power supply unit that is certified as 80 Plus Platinum and provides a power efficiency of 94 percent at 20 percent load, 96 percent at 50 percent load, and 91 percent at 100 percent load.

Aside from the Leadex Platinum’s staggering performance, it’s worth noting that it is perhaps the first consumer PSU that has achieved a certification that has previously only be held by server grade units.

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    frj1371 , June 6, 2013 12:13 PM
    Platinum or Titanium, which one?
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    frj1371 , June 6, 2013 12:13 PM
    Platinum or Titanium, which one?
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    Guillaume St-Charles , June 6, 2013 12:15 PM
    I thought there were some 80+ platinum PSU on the market already no? Corsair AX series are all modular and are all 80+ platinum for example.
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    anort3 , June 6, 2013 12:17 PM
    The Platinum certified Super Flower units based on the Golden King platform are generally excellent. This one should be as well. Good to see someone keeping Seasonic on their toes!
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    InvalidError , June 6, 2013 12:35 PM
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    Platinum or Titanium, which one?

    There is more than a dozen "mainstream" Platinum PSUs out there so if SuperFlower claims to be the *first* consumerized product in a new efficiency class, it would have to be Titanium.
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    vmem , June 6, 2013 12:41 PM
    wonder how much it'll cost, and whether it further minimizes ripples etc.
    honestly moving from gold to platinum and now to Titanium probably will never giving you significant savings on the electric bill. so it'll come down to quality and pricing. and of course, marketing
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    smeezekitty , June 6, 2013 12:44 PM
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    wonder how much it'll cost, and whether it further minimizes ripples etc.
    honestly moving from gold to platinum and now to Titanium probably will never giving you significant savings on the electric bill. so it'll come down to quality and pricing. and of course, marketing

    For the most part, the biggest advantage is less heat generation.
    Perhaps PSU efficiency is becoming a new braggable spec?
    Realistically, the difference between PSU efficiency will make negligible affect on your power bill unless you are dealing with garbage <75% eff. supplies.
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    Mike Honcho , June 6, 2013 12:48 PM
    But I love gold...
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    chicofehr , June 6, 2013 12:50 PM
    That's not bad for a 1000w PSU. When you are running SLI or Crossfire and maxed out hardware, you can pay allot of money for wasted power over the year. I wonder what components they used and who manufactured them. Making high efficiency PSU is not easy. I can't wait for the 1200W titanium PSU to show up next. Maybe in a couple years.
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    Avus , June 6, 2013 12:51 PM
    The next one will be called "Unobtainium"
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    anort3 , June 6, 2013 1:02 PM
    This power supply is "Titanium" certified on 220-230VAC. It's only Platinum on 100-120VAC. Still only 8 server power supplies had ever received the Titanium level before this model.
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    Zagen30 , June 6, 2013 1:15 PM
    Cool, though from looking at the 80+ Wiki page I think those figures are for 230V, which won't be as much help to those of us in the US. I think on 110V it would be more like 92/94/90, which is still impressive.
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    christop , June 6, 2013 1:18 PM
    Titanium PSU nice!!!
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    Zagen30 , June 6, 2013 1:19 PM
    Ignore my previous comment, I didn't see anort's post until after I had posted.
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    JamesSneed , June 6, 2013 1:24 PM
    These do not reach the Titanium rating @ 100~120VAC, even Super Flower says so. Its just marketing BS because its so close to 80+ Titanium which to be honest all Platinum cards are since its a 2% efficiency difference between the 2 specks. Move along nothing to see here. I dont feel like going to look but im betting the high end Platinum models from the likes of Seasonic are already within 1% of this @ 220-230VAC.
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    Zagen30 , June 6, 2013 1:26 PM
    Ignore my previous comment, I didn't see anort's post until after I had posted.
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    InvalidError , June 6, 2013 4:11 PM
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    wonder how much it'll cost

    Probably a small fortune since MOSFETs and other semiconductors with exceptional switching and On characteristics tend to have exceptional price tags to match, not to mention the extra care in design and parts selection to get the most out of them as well.

    But most of that is already required to get into gold/platinum territory so the premium otherwise comparable gold/platinum units might be $20-30.
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    rocknrollz , June 6, 2013 5:39 PM
    Why isn't it called 90+?
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    InvalidError , June 6, 2013 8:38 PM
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    Why isn't it called 90+?

    Because "80+" is just the name of the certification guidelines and the metal name denotes the actual performance class within those guidelines.

    A bit convoluted but nowhere near as bad as Intel model numbers.
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    vmem , June 6, 2013 8:58 PM
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    Quote:

    wonder how much it'll cost, and whether it further minimizes ripples etc.
    honestly moving from gold to platinum and now to Titanium probably will never giving you significant savings on the electric bill. so it'll come down to quality and pricing. and of course, marketing

    For the most part, the biggest advantage is less heat generation.
    Perhaps PSU efficiency is becoming a new braggable spec?
    Realistically, the difference between PSU efficiency will make negligible affect on your power bill unless you are dealing with garbage <75% eff. supplies.


    I agree, I think PSU efficiency is in fact a braggable spec.

    the heat generation can be negated if you have a case that allows you to position the PSU with the fan facing the bottom, blowing cool air up into the PSU, and exhaust goes out the back via positive pressure.

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    That's not bad for a 1000w PSU. When you are running SLI or Crossfire and maxed out hardware, you can pay allot of money for wasted power over the year. I wonder what components they used and who manufactured them. Making high efficiency PSU is not easy. I can't wait for the 1200W titanium PSU to show up next. Maybe in a couple years.


    as for efficiency, don't bother worrying about it. you need to realize that the average price for electricity in the US is $0.10 per KILO-watt. I know this is certified on 220VAC but let's just say it's titanium for US as well. Now 80+ gold needs 92% efficiency at 50% load, 88% E at 100% L. for Titanium, it's 96% E at 50% L, and 91% E at 100% L. let's just take the largest difference (4% at ~50% load) for my calculation purposes.

    now let's say you had the extreme system of two ASUS ARES (4-way 7970 crossfire), and an OCed i7 3960X. as the guys demonstrated here at Guru3D, the powerdraw does not exceed 1000W.
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_titan_3_way_sli_review,4.html

    let's just call it 1000W for ease of calculations. the 4% difference in efficiency for 1000W would be 40W. now to reach a total of 1KW "wasted" because you bought a 80+ gold PSU, it would take something like 25 hours of continuous use. let's say you're a pretty hardcore gamer, and spends most of your freetime maxing out the system. you game 12.5hr per day and thus spend an extra $0.10 on power every TWO DAYS because you bought the 80+ PSU instead of this 80+ titanium one. there are 365 days in a year, divide by two rounds out to 183 units of $0.10 every two days = a grand total of $18.25 for the WHOLE YEAR. now over the lifetime of say a 7-year warranty period, you'll save a total of $127.75 which just MIGHT make up for the difference in cost between one of these and an 80+ gold.

    now I don't know about you guys, but I game far less than 12.5 hr a day, and certainly don't do it every single day of the year. so yeah, I think I'll sit on my 80+ gold and feel pretty satisfied.
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    frank the tank , June 6, 2013 9:26 PM
    Jonnyguru did a review on one those. Great PSU. review link here
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=340
    Super Flower has really been doing well to earn a name for themselves. I would recommend units made by them now as I recommend units made by Seasonic PCP&C, Corsair, Antec and higher end Enermax units
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