Earlier this year, Intel nailed the latest revision of the ATX standard for power supplies. In version 3.0, the requirements for how the device must be able to handle current spikes from high-performance components increase, where the power supply must in some cases be able to deliver up to a doubling of its specified power for short periods. In addition to this, the new 16-pin connector 12VHPWR is also introduced, which should be able to drive future graphics cards with power outputs of up to 600 W.
Now reputable Seasonic’s first unit according to the ATX 3.0 standard appears online. It’s the Twitter user harakuze5719 (via Videocardz) who came across a picture of a power supply unit from the company’s upcoming Vertex series. There are a total of four units in the two power classes 1,000 W and 1,200 W, where these come with either 80 Plus Gold or 80 Plus Platinum certification. The image also clearly shows a 16-pin 12VHPWR connector that can deliver 600 W to the graphics card.
Furthermore, the units have been listed at US retailer Provantage, complete with pricing. The cheapest model, which is the Vertex GX-1000 of 1,000 W with 80 Plus Gold, goes for USD 231 – something that corresponds to approximately SEK 3,125 including VAT. The top model Vertex PX-1200 of 1,200 W with 80 Plus Platinum lands at USD 304 or the equivalent of SEK 4,120 including VAT. The launch date is still unknown, but it is not highly likely that the rollout will take place this autumn.
Are you waiting to upgrade your power supply until the ATX 3.0 models are on the market?
Source: SweClockers by www.sweclockers.com.
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