Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Platinum 700W Power Supply Review

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Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Platinum 700W Introduction

Thermaltake is a well-known manufacturer with worldwide presence and one of the first to focus on products for gamers and enthusiasts. The company offers a vast selection of products, from cases and power supplies to gaming keyboards and mice. Today we will be having a look at one of the latest power supplies, the Toughpower Grand Platinum 700W, a product boasting a very long list of features and a unique appearance.

Thermaltake TGP-700M Power Supply 

With a MSRP price of $189.99 at the time of this review, the Toughpower Grand Platinum is one of the most expensive 700W power supplies available in the market; however, the high price could be possibly justified by the number of features and the performance of this unit. The list of features of the Toughpower Grand Platinum is so long that we simply cannot list them all in a single paragraph; however, we feel that the major highlights of this power supply are the 80Plus Platinum certification, the 7-year long manufacturer’s warranty and its unique appearance. Several white PSUs have been released in 2012 but the Toughpower Grand Platinum is the first we have seen with white cables and sleeving. Then again, appearance is not nearly as important as performance when it comes to power supplies, so read on to see how the Toughpower Grand Platinum 700W unit performed on our test bench.

TGP-700M fan engine logo 

Thermaltake TGP-700M Power Supply Features:

  • Compliance with Intel ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 standards.
  • 80 PLUS Platinum certified – extreme efficiency PSU series with 89-93% efficiency @ 20-100% load to cut down electric cost.
  • 24/7 @ 50oC: Guaranteed to deliver 700W continuous power.
  • 100% High quality 105°C Japanese capacitors: ensure superb performance and reliability.
  • Solid state capacitors: great stability at higher operating temperatures, frequencies and currents.
  • LLC resonance circuit with DC-DC module for extremely stable performance & reliability
  • Massive single +12V rail design provides superior performance under all types of system loading.
  • 3oz PCB design reduces heat generation and allows greater efficiency.
  • FanDelayCool Technology allows 14cm fan to continue to operate 15-30 sec after system shuts-down to ensure all components are properly cooled.
  • Smart Fan control circuitry design not only optimizes heat dissipation, but also keeps the most silent operation for your system by reducing unnecessary fan rotation.
  • DC to DC converters for 3.3V and 5V outputs provide extremely high PSU efficiency.
  • Multi-GPU ready: comes with 4 x PCI-E 6+2pin for cutting-edge gaming machine.
  • Auto switching circuitry for universal AC input from 90-264V.
  • Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF value of 0.95 at full load.
  • High reliability: MTBF>120,000 hours.
  • DIMENSION: 5.9”(W) x 3.4”(H) x ˙7.1” (L);150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 180mm(L)
  • Built-in industry grade protections: Over Current, Over Power, Over Voltage, Under Voltage, Over Temperature and Short-Circuit protection.
  • Safety / EMI Approvals: CE, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, GOST and BSMI certified.

Thermaltake TGP-700M Power Supply Specifications:

AC INPUT

Input Voltage: 100V – 240V
Input Current: 10A max
Frequency: 50Hz – 60Hz

DC OUTPUT

+3.3V

+5V

+12V

-12V

+5VSB

Max Output Current

22A

22A

58A

0.5A

3A

Max Output Power

120W

696W

6W

15W

Continuous Power

700W

Let’s move along and take a closer look at the retail packaging and power supply.

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