Corsair announces new products ahead of CeBIT

Written by Tim Smalley

February 28, 2008 // 3:12 p.m.

Tags: #1000 #cebit #corsair #ddr2 #ddr3 #grades #hx #hx100w #power #psu #speed #supply #unit #watt

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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