News - Antec Premieres Elite Line of High-Performance Power Supplies with High Current Pro Series
Antec Premieres Elite Line of High-Performance Power Supplies with High Current Pro Series
Antec today announced its newest premium line of consumer
power supplies: the High Current Pro series. Available in four 80
PLUS® Gold certified models the HCP series delivers its rated power with up
to 92% efficiency, and boasts unrivaled server-grade efficiency and reliability
for powering the most demanding system builds.
Key features include:
· One-of-a-kind high-performance full-bridge
topology for a higher DC-to-DC voltage regulator module working frequency that
stabilizes output voltage.
· High-amperage High Current outputs that ensure
graphics card compatibility, the HCP series provides the rock-solid stability
required for cutting-edge gaming and professional systems.
· All Japanese-brand capacitors.
· Overcurrent-protected +12V rails.
Fremont, CA – November 10, 2010 – Antec, Inc.,
the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for
the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced its newest
premium line of consumer power supplies, the High Current Pro series. Available
in four 80 PLUS® Gold certified models, the High Current Pro series boasts
unrivaled server-grade efficiency and reliability for powering the most
demanding system builds.
The High Current Pro series uses a one-of-a-kind
high-performance full-bridge topology for a higher DC-to-DC voltage regulator
module working frequency that stabilizes output voltage, making the system more
reliable and energy-efficient, and features none of the annoying pitch noise
typically found in higher-power 80 PLUS® Gold certified PSUs.
The HCP-750, HCP-850, HCP-1000 and HCP-1200 with 750 watts,
850 watts, 1000 watts and 1200 watts of Continuous Power, respectively, all
achieve the 80 PLUS® Gold certification level, delivering power with up to 92%
efficiency – a rare distinction in energy efficiency, based on the 80 PLUS®
Gold standard, attained by very few other power supplies. In addition, each
model outputs its rated power at temperatures even up to 50° C. Active Power
Factor Correction (Active PFC) on all models, with a power factor above 0.9
helps to reduce electrical waste and further increases efficiency.
Based on server and workstation technology, the High Current
Pro series is crafted to withstand long hours of intense work.
Reliability-boosting PSU features on the High Current Pro include all
Japanese-brand capacitors and unmatched high-amperage High Current outputs that
ensure graphics card compatibility. Together, these attributes provide the
rock-solid stability required for cutting-edge gaming and professional systems.
“Antec’s High Current Pro series is the optimal choice for
users seeking a first-class solution to power demanding system builds,” said
Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. “With all models achieving 80
PLUS® Gold certification, providing unequaled efficiency and output, on all
levels, and using top-notch components, the HCP series once again demonstrates
Antec’s leadership in power supply design and innovation.”
The High Current Pro series’ high levels of power are
delivered with overcurrent-protected +12V rails. There are four rails on the
HCP-750, HCP-850 and HCP-1000, and a massive eight rails on the HCP-1200, all
with specialized High Current outputs and heavy-gauge 16 AWG high-current lines
at the CPU connector. The HCP-750, HCP-850 and HCP-1000 models feature unique
10-pin High Current Hybrid Cable Management connectors (while the HCP-1200
utilizes an 8-pin design,) reducing cable clutter and improving airflow
throughout the chassis.
All models are fitted with a double-layer printed circuit board
design, and the HCP-750, HCP-850 and HCP-1000 models feature a 135 mm Pulse
Width Modulation (PWM) double-ball bearing fan – for operation up to 50 percent
quieter than traditional voltage-controlled fans. The HCP-1200 boasts a
specially configured Japanese-made 80 mm PWM double-ball bearing rear fan built
upon heavy-duty dual double-layer PCB construction to provide the utmost
reliability with superior airflow and heat dissipation. This unrivaled layout
allows for the HCP-1200’s 80 mm PWM fan to efficiently provide inaudible
cooling in a wide-range of demanding builds.
The High Current Pro series includes support for Intel
multi-core, Core i3, Core i7 and Core i5 CPUs, as well as AMD Phemon II X6 CPUs
and quad GPUs. All models are NVIDIA™ SLI™-Ready, (including Triple SLI™
certification on the HCP-1200 model) and ATI CrossFireX™ certified.
The entire High Current Pro series will be available through
major retailers, e-tailers and distributors in November 2010 and is backed by
Antec’s AQ5 Antec Quality 5-Year limited warranty on parts and labor.