Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,518 Reviews & Articles | 55,348 News Posts

Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review

By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 20, 2012 5:21 am
Comment () | Email to a Friend | Font Size: AA
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Cabling Arrangement

 

thermaltake_toughpower_xt_platinum_1275w_80_plus_platinum_power_supply_review_18

 

Aside from the 24-pin Main, ATX/EPS, and PCI-E cables being a tad short, there is a nice selection of cables and connectors for the Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W power supply.

 

Eight PCI-E connectors spread across six cables make it easy to power up to four video cards. Peripheral connections are supplied in the form of 16 SATA and six Molex. Also included is a Molex to FDD connector in case you need one. If anything could be changed here, it would be to natively wire one of the PCI-E cables instead of having both the ATX 4+4 and EPS12V connectors natively wired.

 

thermaltake_toughpower_xt_platinum_1275w_80_plus_platinum_power_supply_review_19

 

Thermaltake does a good job of naturally balancing the two 12V rails. 12V1 is reserved for all of the natively wired connectors and peripheral devices while 12V2 is dedicated entirely to powering video cards.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

thermaltake_toughpower_xt_platinum_1275w_80_plus_platinum_power_supply_review_20

 

Thermaltake didn't waste any space in the 8" long unit. What surprised us the most was the minimal amount of passive cooling on the unit. Considering the power supply operates fanless until about 40% load, we expected more.

 

thermaltake_toughpower_xt_platinum_1275w_80_plus_platinum_power_supply_review_21

 

A pair of Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors reside on the primary side of the Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W power supply.

 

thermaltake_toughpower_xt_platinum_1275w_80_plus_platinum_power_supply_review_22

 

More Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors are soldered in on the secondary side as well.

 

thermaltake_toughpower_xt_platinum_1275w_80_plus_platinum_power_supply_review_23

 

Thermaltake uses their TT-1425B 140mm fan to provide the active cooling for the unit. As you can see from the label, it is a rebranded Yate Loon.

    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.

    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.

Related Tags

loading