Bitfenix Unveils New Vision M High-End PSU Line

Bitfenix already has two very good power supply lines, the Whisper and the Formula Gold. And it seems the company wants to increase that number to three. The new flagship PSU series from Bitfenix is called Vision, and it consists of six members so far, starting from a mid-level 650W capacity up to 1500W, an ideal power level for extreme overclockers or mining setups with multiple graphics cards installed.

The Vision units will be 80 PLUS Titanium certified, while on the Cybenetics scale Bitfenix aims for an ETA-A+ level, which is'nt achievable by a number of 80 PLUS Titanium units. According to Bitfenix's PSU PM Alvin Chan, all Vision PSUs will be as silent as it gets, and the goal is to achieve LAMBDA-A++ levels (<15 dB[A]), for the lower capacity units at least. For the higher-watt models, such a low noise output is way too hard to achieve. Even if it were, it jeopardize the reliability over time, since the fan would have to spin at very low speeds under all cases, allowing for high temperatures inside the PSU. The OEM of the Vision units is Channel Well Technology (CWT), and although the platform is semi-digital, it won't be supported by software. So the user won't be able to monitor or control some of the PSU's functions. We don't have a problem with that, as long as the PSU's circuitry is smart enough to select the optimal settings per usage scenario. Still, it would be nice to be able to configure the fan's profile through software, at least.

Bitfenix allowed us to open the high-end Vision PSU and take some photos of its internals.

We also shot a video, to provide you with a better look of Bitfenix's booth at Computex 2018.

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Bitfenix Vision Series Features & Specs
P/NBVT1500M, BVT1300M, BVT1000M, BVT850M, BVT750M, BVT650M
Capacities (W)1500, 1300, 1000, 850, 750, 650
Efficiency80 PLUS Titanium, ETA-A+
NoiseETA-A+ - ETA-A++
ModularYes (Fully)
Intel Haswell ReadyYes
Operating temperature0°C - 50°C
ProtectionsOver Voltage ProtectionUnder Voltage ProtectionOver Power ProtectionOver Current Protection (minor rails)Over Temperature Protection Short Circuit Protection
Cooling135 mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing (with PWM control)
Semi-Passive ModeNo
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 180 mm (D)
ComplianceATX12V v2.4, EPS 2.92
EPS Connectors2x
PCIe ConnectorsBVT1500M: 6+2pin x 10BVT1300M: 6+2pin x 10BVT1000M: 6+2pin x 8BVT850M: 6+2pin x 6BVT750M: 6+2pin x 6BVT650M: 6+2pin x 4
+12V Max PowerAll models can deliver their full power on the +12V rails
5V & 3.3V Max Power120W
Warranty10 years
Price Range$120-$420
Contributing Editor

Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.