Published on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 11:43
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Last month we witnessed the introduction of the world’s fastest single GPU graphics card the GeForce GTX Titan by NVIDIA which is basically a cut down version of the K20 Tesla compute accelerator for supercomputers. Owning such a graphics card however is only the beginning since you also need to pair it with a very high quality power supply unit capable of feeding it with lots of clean and stable power. The 80Plus Platinum certification has been out for almost 2 years now and always accompanies the highest quality and performance power supply units the market has to offer, at least until 80Plus Titanium Certified units finally get released. The latest Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1000W PSU is amongst the best out there and although it's been around for quite a while we decided to check it out as we will many other 80Plus Platinum PSUs in the near future.
Antec, Inc., is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these industries and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of efficient, quiet, and reliable products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.
At first glance there are four things about the HCP-1000 that will certainly impress even the most demanding enthusiast, the 80Plus Platinum certification offering up to 94% power efficiency, the completely modular design making the HCP-1000 future proof just by using a different power cable, the 100% power output on just the 12v rails aimed towards enthusiasts and overclockers alike and the 7 years warranty offered by Antec. At first glance however there's also a downside and that's the rather obvious power/price ratio since there are quite a few 80Plus Platinum certified PSUs in the market offering more power for less and that's perhaps the only thing that Antec really needs to counter. Of course the performance of the unit is what matters most and so it all comes down to whether or not the HCP-1000 by Antec has what it takes to be amongst the best 80Plus Platinum Certified PSUs in the market today something which we will find out soon.