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The FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W, SilverStone DA1000R, and Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1000W are among the few Gold units with this capacity, offering ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 compatibility. This will change soon once Corsair, Seasonic, Cooler Master, and other significant brands release their new products.
You might not need an ATX v3.0 PSU yet, for any of the existing GPUs, and the upcoming AMD GPUs won't even require 12VHPWR connectors. Still, for graphics cards needing 12+4 pin connectors, it is highly preferable to avoid using adapters. Adapters increase resistance. Thus they are not suitable for high-power applications.
The Hydro G Pro 1000 is a decent offering in the corresponding category. Its primary assets are the native 600W 12VHPWR connector, the ATX v3.0 compatibility, and the low noise output under normal operating temperatures. Nevertheless, its overall performance is not high enough to worry the competition. Units like the Corsair RM1000x, and the EVGA 1000 G7, which uses an FSP platform, perform better. The 1000 G7 is noisy, though, because of its small dimensions.
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Disclaimer: Aris Mpitziopoulos is Tom's Hardware's PSU reviewer. He is also the Chief Testing Engineer of Cybenetics and developed the Cybenetics certification methodologies apart from his role on Tom's Hardware. Neither Tom's Hardware nor its parent company, Future PLC, are financially involved with Cybenetics. Aris does not perform the actual certifications for Cybenetics.
Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.
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