Category - PSU

Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1200W ATX v3.0 PSU Review – True 12VHPWR connector for NVIDIA’s big GeForce cards

Since the launch of NVIDIA’s top ADA models and the tiresome wrangling over the 12VHPWR connection, many enthusiasts are looking for potent power supplies according to the new ATX 3.0 standard. Thermaltake offers a real ATX v3.0 power supply with Toughpower GF3 1200W, which could be a serious alternative for many owners of a GeForce RTX 4090 [...]

Cybenetics ATX v3.0 Spec Power Excursions Calculator – Freeware tool for power supply calculation according to Intel’s specifications for load peaks | Download

We have already discussed the topic of load peaks with the upcoming graphics cards including PCIe 5.0 as well as the new ATX 3.0 standard and Intel’s statements on this topic in detail several times. But since in the end no one really knows what to do with all these standards and theory in their own practice, my friend Aris (Dr. Aristeidis [...]

Insights into ATX v3.0, ATX12VO v2.0 and PCIe 5.0 – When resource waste becomes the new standard | Investigative

The race for ever faster CPUs and above all GPUs is now producing such blossoms that even existing standards have to be softened or modified for the new energy waste offensive that soon every end consumer will have to save up for a portable nuclear power plant if they don’t want to be in debt with the energy supplier well into old age. To [...]

On bang and drop – power failure as a power supply killer

Who doesn’t know it, that moment of unbridled hatred when the power generally goes out. So when not only the fuse does its work, but the whole place suddenly goes dark? Storm or no storm, it doesn’t even have to be a direct lightning strike, which then gives the domestic electronics the final neck break. This is exactly what happened [...]

View behind the factory backdrops: This is how a power supply from Be Quiet is created! at the contract manufacturer (OEM) | Documentary

Since I’d like to go to the factories of the contract manufacturers and always try to take a look behind the scene, but just the cute little Corona virus lurks grinning behind every Far Eastern corner and i’m hämisch with a hearty “You can’t pass”, it must direct an older collection of images. The production is [...]

Special adapter with caps on the PCIe socket of the graphics card against load peaks – snake oil or miracle cure? | Practice

Load spikes that can cause even nominally adequate power supplies to suddenly shut down are all the rage right now, especially since the launch of NVIDIA’s current Ampere generation. It is also undisputed that this leads to the creation of legends and, of course, the accessories industry. But is there any point at all in placing a capacitor [...]

Is a 500 W PSU really enough? An AMD Radeon RX 6800 and a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 against a be quiet! Pure Power 11 500 W | Practice

You’ve seen a lot of things, even on YouTube. For example, a 500 watt power supply miraculously survives even a GeForce RTX 3080, while exactly this card even forced a 1300 watt Platinum behemoth to give up in the lab before the Ampere launch. Well, NVIDIA has meanwhile defused the boost and thus also the load changes, but that should still [...]