Gigabyte gets back into PSU business; new 80+ Gold series by CWT appears
Posted on December 30, 2015, 11:01
Gigabyte used to have a few hot PSU lines several years ago - not only because of pure performance and build quality, but also thanks to original ideas. For example, they already had units with software monitoring capability back in 2007, way before it got so popular as it is now. They weren't doing anything interesting in the last few years, but that may change with their newest series, which we were able to spot.
Historically, all of Gigabyte's PSU model numbers started with either "GE" or "GZ". This line begins with "GP", and includes seven units ranging from 450W to 750W with 50W difference between each pair.
Gigabyte's new line
The power gaps are small, but it's typical for PSU companies to do this in the documents. It's likely that the market will see this new series in the usual 450W/550W/650W/750W flavours, with a reasonable 100W difference.
|Model||OEM||Platform|| Platform design || Technology ||Efficiency|| +12V capacity |
|CWT||GPS|| LLC resonant |
and DC-DC converters
on secondary side
optional digital monitoring
| 80+ |
| 37A |
| 41A |
|GP-G550H|| 45A |
|GP-G600H|| 49A |
|GP-G650H|| 53A |
|GP-G700H|| 58A |
|GP-G750H|| 62A |
The design is highly customizable, with a wide range of capacitor choices available (rather mediocre in the Deepcools, and high end in the Thermaltakes) and optional digital monitoring allowing for real-time display of various statistics such as voltages or input/output power.
Knowing Gigabyte's affection to software monitoring, it feels particularly plausible that they will opt for the variant with these capabilities.
It's much too early for official press releases, so there is no info on price, availability, warranty length or cable configuration. It's always lovely to have another good option in choosing PSUs, so let's hope Gigabyte's new line will be priced attractively and perform well.