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Graphics doyen Jon Peddie noted that graphics shipments plummeted in Q4 2008. NVIDIA's not having too great a time of it and ATI's brought out no new desktop GPUs at CeBIT 2009.

Sapphire, ATI's largest board partner, has been looking further afield in the name of diversification, and along with the nice-looking digital photo-frames you can now buy that are adorned with the company logo, Sapphire is now branching out into selling PSUs.




Shown above is the Sapphire FirePSU 625W (unfortunate name for a PSU, right?). This PSU is already in the market, of course, and its introduction has more to do with how FireGL cards are bundled in APAC region than anything else. Now, Sapphire will be bringing the FirePSU in larger-capacity models, with 1,050W and 1,250W on the cards.

Based ostensibly on designs by Enermax, Sapphire reckons the innards have been tweaked to better handle the load imposed by high-power graphics cards. No word on pricing just yet, but expect them to cost a touch more than the equivalent Enermax offerings. Let's hope the 1,050W isn't called Sapphire onFirePSU.

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Well if they are the Enermax offerings they'll be pretty good, but most likely a bit pricey.
 

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question is who makes it for them?

edit: nvm just saw enermax
 

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priced way to high. This costs way more than the corsair 850w, w t f?!
 

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180 bucks for 50a

Just think how many more frames per second you will get! I am joking you tard-nuggets!
 

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Ha.... gotta wait until EVGA comes out with their PSUs later this year.
 

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Ha.... gotta wait until EVGA comes out with their PSUs later this year.

But Corsair and Antec already make great PSU's
 

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looks good, but as others have said the price could be too high
 

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Put me down for 2


PSU step up anyone


I thought you hated EVGA after the massive RMA issues?


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But Corsair and Antec already make great PSU's

Corsair and Antec don't make PSUs. Seasonic, Delta, and CWT do for them.


There's a "new" DC-DC design that is becoming popular which I know Corsair models don't use yet. This Sapphire unit looks to be a rebrand of the Enermax Eco line which is a DC-DC design.
 

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I thought you hated EVGA after the massive RMA issues?


Corsair and Antec don't make PSUs. Seasonic, Delta, and CWT do for them.


There's a "new" DC-DC design that is becoming popular which I know Corsair models don't use yet. This Sapphire unit looks to be a rebrand of the Enermax Eco line which is a DC-DC design.

No only the guy named Mike, he's a putz.
So what's the word on the PSU's, in house or what?
 

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No only the guy named Mike, he's a putz.
So what's the word on the PSU's, in house or what?

Probably outsourced design.... The rumors have them over 1000w with both a modular and non-modular versions.
 

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I thought you hated EVGA after the massive RMA issues?


Corsair and Antec don't make PSUs. Seasonic, Delta, and CWT do for them.


There's a "new" DC-DC design that is becoming popular which I know Corsair models don't use yet. This Sapphire unit looks to be a rebrand of the Enermax Eco line which is a DC-DC design.


so pardon my ignorance, but what is dc-dc and why is it better? Also whats the word in evga psus (release date wise)?
 

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Anything less than 1kw?

Rumor currently = No.

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so pardon my ignorance, but what is dc-dc and why is it better? Also whats the word in evga psus (release date wise)?

In the new design, ALL of the power gets converted to a single +12v rail. Then a secondary step converts some of this +12v to the +3.3v and +5v (hence, the DC-DC). The old design split the power to the +12v and +3.3/+5v near the "beginning". This new design makes sense since almost all the power draw is on the +12v rail. It leads to more efficient PSUs and allows for more available current on +12v.
 
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