Thermaltake launches Smart DPS G series, semi-digital units based on CWT's new platform
Posted on September 13, 2015, 14:35
Thermaltake's PSU department is always full of ideas for new series, but sometimes it does feel like some of their lines are too similar to each other. What does Smart DPS G have in store?
The line consists of a 550W and a 650W unit right now, but 450W and 550W models may appear later. All of them reach 80+ Gold certification efficiency levels.
|Series||Model||OEM||Platform||Technology|| Fan operation ||Efficiency|| +12V capacity ||Cables||Number of PCI-e connectors|
|Smart DPS G|| |
|CWT||GPS|| LLC, DC-DC, SR, digital monitoring ||Semi fanless|| 80+ |
| 53A |
|Semi-modular|| Four |
| 62A |
The new design is modern, and implements an LLC resonant converter on the primary side to improve efficiency and supply the switchers with zero-voltage switching, the +12V rail is rectified with synchronous MOSFETs, and the minor rails are generated through DC-DC converters attached to the main PCB. The units use Japanese electrolytic capacitors from Nippon Chemi-Con, and polymer capacitors from other brands.
In addition to reliable parts and good performance, the Smart DPS G series also allow for digital monitoring of various statistics via a USB cable. You can see wattage, voltage, fan speed and efficiency data in real time through a Windows application.
The fan controller features passive operation up to 30% load.
The units come with 7 year warranty. The price for the 650W model is around $110 USD and about $130 USD for the 750W model.