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Gigabyte recently revealed its Xtreme Gaming line of PSUs, which currently includes one 1.2 kW model. Obviously, that capacity point only addresses high-end enthusiasts with multiple graphics cards installed. Given the improved efficiency of 14/16 nm GPUs, though, unless you plan to use three- or four-way SLI/CrossFire, you shouldn't need more than a 1 kW PSU. Then again, ultra-aggressive overclocking will definitely affect the power requirements of less elaborate configurations. You see, at stock clock rates, modern GPUs can be power-friendly. But under extreme overclocking, all bets are off. If you're a hardcore tuner, a capable PSU like Gigabyte's XP1200M makes more sense.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-xp1200m-1200w-platinum-psu,4709.html


wow what an overpriced garbage PSU, no thanks gigabyte.
post #2 of 37
It's just an OK PSU. Not great, not terrible.

Only real drawbacks are the loud fan and the relatively high price. The rest are just bunches of impossible in practice testing scenarios that are done just to have PSUs fail.
post #3 of 37
Makes my electricity bill hurt, thinking about using 1200Whr all day lol. I mean, of course it won't be pulling all 1200W, but still.
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That's an ugly PSU right there.
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Where are my LEDs at for my xtreme gaming experience
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post #6 of 37
Yeah definitely not the most attractive PSU I've ever seen. Sticker on the side and the overall design look like they're from 8 years ago.
post #7 of 37
What a nice loud paper weight. 20W load, 1200rpm on the fan, I guess the speed goes to the name.
Buying this PSU should be seen as donating money to Gigabyte.

I wouldn't pay $100 for that thing let alone three times as much.

From me it gets the "Avoid at all cost" award.
Edited by JackCY - 8/30/16 at 4:13pm
post #8 of 37
All aboard the no-reason-hate-bandwagon ! Leaving for next station in 5 !
post #9 of 37
I really wish Gigabyte would get away from this orange color scheme on the Xtreme line of products. I didn't have much to complain about with Gigabyte Xtreme 1080 AIO Water Cooled, but that damn orange all over the card was yuck. Fortunately the thing performs pretty well and is silent.
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post #10 of 37
Very ugly...
1.2kWh is a lot. Imagine your room temperature during summer lol.
Edited by Just a nickname - 8/30/16 at 8:25pm
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