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Corsair announces new products ahead of CeBIT

Corsair announces new products ahead of CeBIT

The Corsair HX1000W is the first 1,000W PSU to obtain 3-way SLI certification from Nvidia.

CeBIT is, without a doubt, the biggest technology exhibition in Europe—and arguably the world—and it kicks off next week. Corsair, wanting to get in ahead of the mass of product announcements likely to happen at the show, has pre-announced new products that it'll be showcasing at the event.

The company has said it will launch its HX1000W modular power supply, which is the world's first 1,000W power supply to obtain 3-way SLI certification, at the show.

Corsair claims that the new unit is guaranteed to deliver its full 1,000W output at 50°C—that's a higher temperature than what most manufacturers rate their power supplies at—and it achieves 80 percent or more efficiency "across a wide range of loading conditions."

"Having the first 1,000 watt power supply that is certified for 3-way Nvidia SLI Technology is a great honour," said Jack Peterson, Vice President of Corporate Marketing. "The fact that the HX1000W meets the 3-way Nvidia SLI Technology specification at a wattage rating that is up to 30 percent lower than some of our competitors highlights Corsair's superior engineering expertise and world-class product development efforts."

Corsair says the unit will be available in late March at the usual places and will carry an MSRP of US$279.99 (probably around £170 inc. VAT Update: Corsair says that it'll be around £150 inc. VAT in the UK) and it'll come backed with Corsair's standard five year warranty.

In related news, Corsair has also recently announced increased speed grades for its DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules. On the DDR2 front, Corsair has announced availability of 1,066MHz and 1,142MHz 4GB (2x2GB) memory kits that use the DHX cooling technology, while it has also said that it has reached speeds in excess of 2,000MHz on DDR3 memory on "next generation platforms" and modules running at these speeds are ready for production.

John Beekley, Vice President of Applications at Corsair said that, "Since DDR3 was announced, the industry has been struggling to break through the 2GHz barrier. Combining our DHX Technology and extensive work with chipset developers on BIOS modification, Corsair's recent lab test results indicate that not only is 2GHz production memory going to be available, but there is plenty of room for further speed improvements."

We will be having a look at some of these new products from Corsair in the near future. In the meantime, you can discuss them in the forums.

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Mankz 28th February 2008, 15:32 Quote
Finally! Very interested in this PSU!
naokaji 28th February 2008, 15:35 Quote
faster 4GB DDR2 FTW

the psu, well, good for those that want it (assuming it will be same quality as the other corsair psu's), but personally i'm happy with my 750W silverstone DA and corsair 520W for back up comp.
hawky84 28th February 2008, 15:41 Quote
Think of the electric bill!!! 80% efficiency seems a little low, I was expecting with the whole go green thing getting real popular PSU developers would be looking at improving the efficiency as much as possible. When will we see 99.9999% efficient PSUs!!!
Tim S 28th February 2008, 16:19 Quote
The price is actually lower than I thought it would be: Corsair says about £125 ex. VAT in the UK, which translates to around £150 inc. ;)

Hawky: 80 percent efficiency is relatively good for a power supply - check out some of our recent power supply reviews.
E.E.L. Ambiense 28th February 2008, 16:35 Quote
Yeah, I was thinking of getting the DDR2 4GB 2x2GB 1066 modules. I was thinking of going to Vista, and I want 4 GB's, and my board won't take 4x1GB modules, or it freaks out. :( But these look promising. I'm more or less waiting to see how well the PSC ICs perform.
jonnyboy 28th February 2008, 16:36 Quote
Interesting, they claim 80 per Efficiency but where’s the 80plus.org certification??

All Hale Enermax Galaxy 1000w - the king of psu’s :)
yakyb 28th February 2008, 16:44 Quote
Hawky
PSUs have very Little to do with the electricity Bill

a 1000W psu will run exactly he same as a 500W PSU (with the same efficiency at that load) on a 300W system

i would argue the 80+ is now the norm thanks to 80+ certification (any without the certificate are poor psus that would no doubt fry your system before you worry about the efficiency)

Electricity bills and energy usage is more of an issue with GPUS CPUs, PSUs have improoved in this regard
Tim S 28th February 2008, 17:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyboy
Interesting, they claim 80 per Efficiency but where’s the 80plus.org certification??

All Hale Enermax Galaxy 1000w - the king of psu’s :)

It's probably not been granted yet (or it doesn't pass at the required loads). I use Enermax Galaxy units in my graphics test systems. :)
WhiskeyAlpha 28th February 2008, 17:47 Quote
That PSU looks like a beast!

As for increased 2x2GB DDR2 kits reaching new speeds.... G.Skill have had PC8000 (1000Mhz) cas5 and PC8500 (1066Mhz) cas5 kits available for some time now. Combine that with the bargain, sub - £100 pricetag and lifetime warranty, what more could you want?
airchie 28th February 2008, 17:47 Quote
Corsair pwns IMO. :)
wuyanxu 28th February 2008, 18:21 Quote
superb PSU....... and yay for modular, only problem is its size :(
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiskeyAlpha

As for increased 2x2GB DDR2 kits reaching new speeds.... G.Skill have had PC8000 (1000Mhz) cas5 and PC8500 (1066Mhz) cas5 kits available for some time now. Combine that with the bargain, sub - £100 pricetag and lifetime warranty, what more could you want?
G.skill... interesting. i'll look into those, i need something to replace my cheapo OCZ 800Mhz that falls over at 900Mhz.

how about these?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-022-GS
Redbeaver 28th February 2008, 19:52 Quote
the PSU is good and all... and id LOVE to get one...


but $279.99??? yikes.... lol... im not saying its overpriced or anything, but its definitely out of my budget..... im happy with OCZ's Gamxtreme700...... $99............
WhiskeyAlpha 28th February 2008, 20:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
G.skill... interesting. i'll look into those, i need something to replace my cheapo OCZ 800Mhz that falls over at 900Mhz.

how about these?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-022-GS

Yeah, they're the one's I've got. If you want a little more headroom go with these. To be honest the difference in price doesn't justify the additional performance but that said, they should clock better than mine as they have an 8 layer PCB.
Mankz 28th February 2008, 20:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim S
The price is actually lower than I thought it would be: Corsair says about £125 ex. VAT in the UK, which translates to around £150 inc. ;)

I'm guessing there will be a Review? Good price! I was thinking ~£200 or so!
1ad7 28th February 2008, 21:04 Quote
ddr2 :D glad I can finally get some speedy ram without going ddr3
wuyanxu 28th February 2008, 21:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiskeyAlpha
Yeah, they're the one's I've got. If you want a little more headroom go with these. To be honest the difference in price doesn't justify the additional performance but that said, they should clock better than mine as they have an 8 layer PCB.
what's 8-layer PCB do?

i'll wait a bit longer........ seeing my current RAM put together cannot be sold for 60 pound, i'd be loosing a LOT for those RAM, i'll wait, and see if i can get some 8-layer PCB (assume they are god-like)
BUFF 28th February 2008, 21:32 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
seeing my current RAM put together cannot be sold for 60 pound, i'd be loosing a LOT for those RAM,
we all are - I've got DDR2 RAM that cost me £160 & is now £35 new ... :'(
The_Beast 28th February 2008, 22:42 Quote
Looks like some good stuff

I like that PSU
[USRF]Obiwan 29th February 2008, 09:36 Quote
And there goes the environment friendly PSU. When will it stop? Another 24/7 1000w lurking out of the wall. If eveyone would have one, the lights on your ceiling would flicker like the cheap horror movies, only now its for real...
Seraphim Works 29th February 2008, 12:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [USRF]Obiwan
And there goes the environment friendly PSU. When will it stop? Another 24/7 1000w lurking out of the wall. If eveyone would have one, the lights on your ceiling would flicker like the cheap horror movies, only now its for real...

A power supply only draws the power needed by the computer system, plus another 20% or so due to inefficiency. I've got a 620w psu, the max I've drawn (from the wall) is around 300w.

The power rating on a psu is simply an indication of the amount of power it could provide, not what it draws all the time. I doubt there's many people on this forum who could draw anywhere near 1000w without some serious effort.
[USRF]Obiwan 29th February 2008, 12:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seraphim Works
A power supply only draws the power needed by the computer system, plus another 20% or so due to inefficiency. I've got a 620w psu, the max I've drawn (from the wall) is around 300w.

The power rating on a psu is simply an indication of the amount of power it could provide, not what it draws all the time. I doubt there's many people on this forum who could draw anywhere near 1000w without some serious effort.

Afcource it works that way. But if someone needs a 1000w PSU then he/she would probably need the power. Why whould someone buy a 1000w PSU if the PC is only pulling 330w from the wall. (I guess its stupidity)

;)
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