Reviews - Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W
Sample Provided by: Thermaltake (By Tazz on Fri, Jul-27-2012)

Page 1 - A look at the packaging and contents.

As we stated in the intro, today we are going to be looking at the Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W power supply. As we can see by the name and the 80Plus logo, this unit is rated at 80 Plus Platinum.  We see that they also include the "Highest Performance with 93% Efficiency" phrase, well we will see if it lives up to that. This unit also boasts the support for 4-Way SLI, and 4-Way CrossFireX.


Turning the box around, we find some new information as well as some repeated information. Along the left side we have the "Technology Features", which talk about the High Quality Japanese Electrolytic & Solid Capacitors, the full bridge & LLC resonance circuit, the interleaved PFC circuit to name a few things. One of new features on the Thermaltakes toughpower units is the S.P.T. Indicator (Standby / Power Good Signal / Temperature) that is located on the side of the power supply. The idea behind this is to give the user a quick and easy way to monitor the status of their power supply once the side panel is removed (unless of course you have a windowed side panel).


Here we have a chart showing the efficiency that the Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W is suppose to produce. For those of us here in the states, we miss the 93% Eff. because we use the 115V input here. 


Next up we have another chart showing us the fans noise curve. With Thermaltakes Smart Fan Control, we should have a silent PSU up to around the 42% mark. At roughly 50% the fan spins up to 600RPMs and is suppose to produce around 18dBA, which is fairly quiet. If I'm reading their chart correctly, they are stating that the fan will top out at just under 1000RPM at 100% load with only a mere 20.2dBA.


We also have a nice layout of what connectors are available, but this doesn't tell us how long they are, or what the cable configuration is. We will have to see if they include that information in the manual.


Here we have the Output Specifications, which we will look at a little closer later on. 


Over on the sides we have yet another list of some of the features offered on the Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W listed out in various languages.


Now we are getting somewhere. We can see right off that the unit is well packaged, and meant to be delivered in good working condition.


With everything laid out on the table, we can see we have the PSU of course on the upper left, and then the Modular Cables are in the large bag on the right, the User's Manual and warranty information in the bag on the left. On the lower right, we have another bag with the power cable, and a few zip ties and screws for mounting.


Opening the User Manual, we find a little more information about the unit, but not as much as we would like to see. We did find the cables breakdown and lengths listed though.


OK, I'm not going to get crazy here, but I do want to touch base on the power cord issue that OklahomaWolf found on the Toughpower XT Gold 1375W unit and the Toughpower XT Gold 1475W unit (review coming soon) . Thermaltake has stated that they are correcting the issue. 


Now we are getting somewhere. Here we have a 3/4 shot of the show casing its hexagon rear vents and the stamped fan grill design. I'm on the fence with the stamped grills myself. Sure these are rounded, but I still think they are too restrictive in design. 


Spinning the unit around, we can see that it utilizes a semi-modular design.  Along the side (although its upside-down) we see SPT (Standby / Power Good Signal / Temperature) indicators.

 

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