New 950W Corsair PSU has 80 Plus Bronze certification


— 1:50 PM on October 6, 2009

Not everybody feels like cramming their PC with as many graphics cards and hard drives as possible, but those who do had better start with a good power supply. Corsair looks to be targeting such balls-out configurations its new TX950W PSU, which has a 950W power rating, 80 Plus Bronze certification, and a pretty generous connector load-out.

This unit pipes an impressive 78A of current through a single 12V rail, and it comes with six 6+2-pin PCI Express power connectors, 12 Serial ATA connectors, and eight four-pin Molex connectors. The 80 Plus certification denotes 85% efficiency at a 50% load, although that'll drop to 82% at loads of 20% and 100%. Still not bad, though.

Thanks in part to this high efficiency, the TX950W purportedly keeps its 140-mm fan running at its lowest speed "until approximately 65% of the PSU's total load." Corsair also boasts about having qualified the unit for operation at full load with a 50°C ambient temperature, so the TX950W should feel right at home snuggled up next to a quad-core CPU and several high-end graphics cards running at full steam.

According to Corsair, the TX950W should be "available immediately" at both online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores. The unit comes with five years of warranty coverage, which is pretty much standard fare among high-end, high-efficiency enthusiast PSUs these days.

   
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