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Exclusive hands-on with Corsair's AX1200i digitally power controlled PSU

Corsair takes consumer power supplies to a whole new level

| Cases, Cooling & PSU News | Posted: Jun 5, 2012 1:05 am

Computex 2012 - Yesterday we visited the Corsair suite for an early looking at its new products and one of the biggest new items from the company is its AX1200i power supply.

 

 

Many of you would be aware of the popular and impressive AX1200 power supply, but let's introduce the brand new AX1200i PSU. It is a 80 Plus Platinum rated power supply, but the big story here is it is Corsair's first consumer fully digitally controlled power supply that features a DSP (Digital Signal Processor). That means it's able to work in conjunction with Corsair Link 2 software that allows you to do all sorts of cool things thanks to the new full digital nature of the PSU.

 

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You can some really cool things such as monitor the real-time power in and power out of your PSU along with measure the efficiency percentage. You can even go as far as measuring the power consumption on the PCI-E power (as well as the 12v rail, SATA, main and so on) to get a fairly good idea of what your video card is using. You can also set Over Current Protection individually. Corsair also claims at the AX1200i features very impressive tight power regulation which we cannot wait to check out in our full review when we get a unit in from Corsair.

 

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As if that were not enough, you can also set the fan profile depending on the type of performance / quiet factor that you are looking to achieve with your system. The other new thing with the AX1200i is that this PSU will run at around 400 - 500 watts with the PSU running completely silently. That is, the PSU will not start to spin up to cool down the PSU until it hits over roughly 500 watts.

 

Corsair says that you will be able to buy the AX1200i around late July or early August. We don't have any pricing details at this stage. All we know is that we want one, now.

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