Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The label makes claim to 864 Watts of 12V power, or a healthy 72 amps of the 880 Watt total capacity. Many 1000 Watt power supplies do not command that much 12V capacity. There are four rails for 12V support with 18 amps each. So, some quick math and we have 18x4 or 72 amps. This is an interesting capacity since you would never be able to use it all. Most systems will need to use anywhere from 50 to 70 Watts from the 3.3/5.5VSB/-12V capacities. It makes me wonder if we really have a 1000 Watt power supply in a lower capacity version. We will find out.
You will note the only feature exceptions are the 50C power rating and modular cabling. Since the ATX standard only requires the manufacturer to rate the PSU at unrealistically low 25C operating temperature, the true power rating may be significantly less at 50C since power loss can occur as operating temperatures rise to this level. There are no claims on the box or manual indicating any type of temperature specific power rating, so I have to assume that it is the 25C standard. Now, the one interesting note is that instead of the usual 85C capacitors, the Tagan TG880-U33II uses 105C. We will see if this has any bearing on the power supply performance at 50C.
The power supply is 80 Plus Bronze certified which means the unit operates at a minimum of 82% efficiency at 20% load, 85% at 50% load (typical) and 82% at 100% load. This means the unit uses less power at the socket to perform the same work as less capable power supplies. Certification standards range from the base 80 Plus, through Bronze, Silver and lastly, Gold, with each offering improved efficiencies. We will certainly be validating this claim.
The power supply is a relatively new release and, unfortunately, I was not able to find it from any popular retailer here in the U.S. - While this is understandable for a newly released product, it will be hard to determine what kind of value this power supply offers without a solid street price. If I had to guess (and, it really is a guess), I would expect this power supply to be competitive at a price of around $180.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [The Package]
- Page 4 [In the Box]
- Page 5 [The Power Supply]
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Recommended for You
Latest News Posts
- Humai wants to transfer your consciousness to an artificial body
- New chip could charge your phone in 10 minutes, Samsung interested
- 2nd-gen MSI ECO series motherboards debut
- Raspberry Pi Zero is a $5 programmable computer
- ASUS celebrates 20 years of making GPUs with GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition
- Lexar JumpDrive M20i 32GB OTG iOS Flash Drive Review
- Gibabyte GA-Z170X- Gaming 7 Supported RAM (2 x16Gb or 4 x 8GB) ?
- heya! PC-A10 case parts?
- Enermax ETS-T40fit CPU Coolers Review
- Seagate Game Drive for PlayStation 1TB Review
- Eurocom offers $500 USD off Black Friday & Cyber Monday deal for EUROCOM Sky X9 Desktop Laptop with Intel Skylake desktop class CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Desktop GPU and 64 GB DDR4 memory
- MSI @ DREAMHACK WINTER 2015
- ADATA Releases the Lightning Card Reader
- MSI Announces ECO Series Socket LGA1151 Motherboards
- Mionix Announces New-generation SARGAS Mousepad Family