Thermaltake launches 1650W power supplies with two native 16-pin PCIe Gen5 connectors, custom RTX 4090 ready?

Thermaltake is ready for high-end GeForce RTX 40 graphics cards

During the Thermaltake 2022 exhibition held virtually, the company is making a number of announcements regarding peripherals, including chassis, keyboards or memory. One of the segments is dedicated to the range of new generation power supplies.

Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB PLUS 1650W, Source: Thermaltake

Thermaltake PSUs will follow Intel ATX 3.0 specifications, which increase requirements for peak power duration and therefore mandate higher quality components, claims the PSU showcase host.

At Expo, the company is showcasing its iRGB Plus series with 1250W and 1650W variants. It is a Class 80+ Titanium power supply and comes with a 140mm RGB fan. This power supply uses 100% Japanese capacitors and implements the company’s new digital platform design with a hold time over 16ms and ripple noise under 30mV. The power supply has voltage regulation within a range of 2%.

Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB PLUS 1650W, Source: Thermaltake

More importantly, it is the first power supply from Thermaltake to offer not one but two native 16-pin power connectors. We just discussed this issue yesterday, this RTX 3090 Ti flagship model with two 16-pin connectors already requires up to five to six 8-pin power cables (depending on adapter type). But there was no sign of PSUs with two native 16-pin connectors, at least until now.

Thermaltake PSU will be ready for such designs, which probably means a custom RTX 4090 series which for some reason would require more than one of these cables. The vast majority of power supplies available today only offer power adapters, which typically go up to 450W (3x 150W), but rumor has it that the RTX 4090 series might come with a 4×8 pin adapter to 16 pins, theoretically offering up to 600W. But can you imagine using eight 8-pin cables instead of just two native 16-pin connectors? With Thermaltake PSU, this will not be a problem.

Thermaltake also introduced its SPM admin panel for its new power supplies. These tools will collect historical data and provide quick access to real-time power information for voltage, efficiency, and current power. It will also control the ARGB fan lighting.

Thermaltake PSU Software, Source: Thermaltake

Additionally, the company is also showcasing its GF3 series, with power supplies ranging from 750W to 1650W. Power supplies up to 1200W will feature a 135mm fan, while 1350-1650W PSUs will feature a 140mm fan. The flagship of the series, the 1650W model also receives two 16-pin power connectors.

Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 series, source: Thermaltake

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