Corsair has announced the impending release of the world's first 1,500W power supply to feature 80 PLUS Titanium certification, promising greater than 94 per cent efficiency.
The Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX PSU, as the product is known, is based around a second-generation architecture featuring a digital signal processor (DSP) to control power output. The result, the company claims, is tighter control over the voltage for a more stable system, even under full-load conditions. The boosted efficiency also reduces the amount of energy wasted as heat, allowing the PSU to operate without its 140mm fan at loads of up to 450W.
As you might expect from a high-wattage PSU, the Corsair AX1500i includes plenty of connectors: eight PCI Express power cables are included as standard, offering ten total connectors to power GPUs. These are sleeved and fully modular, along with all other cables comprising an ATX connector, two EPS connectors, two floppy connectors, 12 four-pin Molex connectors and an impressive 20 SATA connectors. A USB connection is also available for integration with the Corsair Link system monitoring and control software system.
'After we released the AX1200i, the world’s first digital ATX PSU, our customers came to us asking for an even higher wattage AXi PSU to power their most demanding PCs,
' claimed Aaron Neal, product manager of PSUs at Corsair, of the new product launch. 'For them, we created AX1500i with more power and 80 PLUS Titanium efficiency. We look forward to seeing the extreme dream PCs that top enthusiasts power with AX1500i.
The performance of the AX1500i does come at a price, however. Corsair has confirmed that the PSU will be available in the UK later this month, with a recommended retail price of £449.95 - a considerable premium over the US RRP of $449.99 announced back in January
even taking VAT into account. Full details are available on the official site