Thermaltake's Toughpower DPS G Platinum series hits the market, based on Enhance's new platform
Posted on November 22, 2015, 21:06
When making new power supplies, Thermaltake usually grabs a semi-random selection of words such as "Toughpower", "Grand", "G", "Smart", "DPS", "TR2" and similar, and makes a brand name out of it.
This series is called Toughpower DPS G Platinum, consists of three 850W/1050W/1200W units, and is made by Enhance on a completely fresh, intriguing platform.
They also feature Thermaltake's digital monitoring solutions, which the company has been developing a lot lately.
The units are fully modular, 80+ Platinum certified, feature a semi-passive fan operation, and include a USB interface to allow you to monitor voltages, fan speed, or efficiency through a computer program or a phone/smartwatch app.
The power available on the single +12V rail is respectively 840W(70A), 1044W(87A) and 1200W(100A).
As usual, the most interesting things are inside. The three units are built upon Enhance Electronics' new platform, not seen in any other power supply before.
The design is modern, featuring an LLC resonant converter implemented on the primary side for increased efficiency, synchronous rectification on the secondary side, and DC-DC converters for the minor rails.
Secondary capacitors are Rubycon and Nippon Chemi-con electrolytics, and Teapo polymers. Primary capacitors are 2x 330uF Matsushita (Panasonic) for the 850W unit, 2x 390uF Nippon Chemi-Con for the 1000W unit, and 2x 470uF Matsushita for the 1200W.
The performance is unknown, as these fresh PSUs are yet to be tested. The 1050W and 1200W ones are already available online, retailing at Newegg for $230 and $270 respectively.