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Seasonic's New Power Supply Lineup for Sept.

Seasonic, a big maker of power supplies, showed at Computex its 80 PLUS certified Platinum offerings. Arriving in September, its new high-end modular solution in the Platinum series will be available in 860 to 1000 watt versions with 92 percent efficiency at 110V.  For cooling, Seasonic touts its Hybrid Silent Fan Control that works can work in three ways: fanless, silent and cooling.  Both have six PCIe connectors.

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For those who don't need the Platinum bling, the company also offers solutions with 80 Plus Gold certification. Two models, between 1250 and 1050 watt, are SLI certified by Nvidia. The 1250 watt model has eight PCIe connectors, while the 1050 watt model has six PCIe connectors. These are also planned for September.

The hush-hush crowd will want to look at two fanless PSUs at 400 and 460 watts.

As for 80 Plus Bronze – Seasonic says that high-quality components have made the bronze level one that is effectively dead.

  • ChaobSiroc
    "Seasonic says that high-quality components have made the bronze level one that is effectively dead."

    Perhaps you meant to write "dead silent"? Dead PSU's are not good.
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  • UmeNNis
    No... I think it meant they aren't going to make Bronze anymore....
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  • dread_cthulhu
    Yes... I was somewhat confused by that statement as well...
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  • ikefu
    I think it means they are killing off the 80 plus bronze line of PSUs. They have such easy access to good components now that everything they make will exceed Bronze certification.

    I have a Seasonic X-750 with two Radeon 6850s in crossfire. Best PSU I have ever worked with hands down. Love the silent fan operation and 100% modular cabling.
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  • mister g
    As long as they keep on making or upgrade their TFX line I'm good, otherwise I'll have to go to other companies for any upgrades; though I've yet to see one rated as 80 Plus Bronze.
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  • 4745454b
    I slightly disagree with this statement. As I tried pointing out in a thread, I don't view Gold/platinum PSUs worth it yet. You're talking about a 10% increase in efficiency for an extra $100. It will take years for that to pay off. Bronze/silver PSUs seem to be the best bang for buck right now. This of course will change over time and eventually gold will become the norm. But I think it's a bit silly to declare Bronze dead.
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  • bit_user
    we gonna miss u too, dude.
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  • whysobluepandabear
    dread_cthulhuYes... I was somewhat confused by that statement as well...How?


    Let's break it down shall we?

    "As for 80 Plus Bronze – Seasonic says that high-quality components have made the bronze level one that is effectively dead."

    Okay, so first off, we see "high-quality components" .....hmm, high quality components. They're specifying the quality level of these parts, going out of their way to say something special. Probably indicating that they're better than your average parts. Why would they go out of their way to specify that, if not to say "We use such amazing parts, that those once HIGH standards, are now to us, peasant level and a joke".



    And finally, since they're using "high-quality components", the Bronze level is no longer even going to be produced. You can tell, because they also mention above that they're introducing those fancy 80 + PLATINUM certified models.



    So again, where did you possibly get confused in that statement? I hate to be critical, but seriously, there was no where to get lost. They have the Platinum levels, and because of high quality parts, are ditching the Bronze level as even being a standard they participate in.




    "We have high quality parts, so we're shipping you Bronze level PSU's that are effectively dead on arrival". Amazing how you somehow got THAT translation.
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  • dstln
    4745454bI slightly disagree with this statement. As I tried pointing out in a thread, I don't view Gold/platinum PSUs worth it yet. You're talking about a 10% increase in efficiency for an extra $100. It will take years for that to pay off. Bronze/silver PSUs seem to be the best bang for buck right now. This of course will change over time and eventually gold will become the norm. But I think it's a bit silly to declare Bronze dead.
    You don't use your power supplies for years?
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  • ChaobSiroc
    The wording was confusing. Especially when reading early in the morning :P

    If they would have used a well constructed sentence to clearly bring their point across it would read as follows:

    "Seasonic says that they have decided to use higher quality parts on all of their PSU's now so their 80 Plus Bronze line will be discontinued."

    Obviously lower quality parts are cheaper so they are just choosing to only offer more expensive PSU's with better efficiency certifications.

    I have a 400watt gold certified fanless Seasonic PSU on a 0db PC I built for listening to music with my Sennheiser cans. Seasonic is pretty much the best PSU maker as far as I'm concerned.
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