They finally did it. Corsair finally moved their Power Supply lineup so far ahead of the game they have forced the scales we use to measure them with to change. Originally included in the 80 PLUS rating system, the Titanium rating was only included to cover future advancements down the line. The new Corsair AX1500i has reached that line, so we going to need more valuable precious metals for the system now.
Corsair's new AX1500i was originally going to be a power update to the fan favorite AX1200i. Corsair has never been one to just meet a consumer demand, so they took the fully digital PSU to 1500 watts for quad SLI systems, but also bumped up the power efficiency to the Titanium level. This is quite a feat, since this requires an additional spec to pass as the unit has to deliver at least 90% at 10% load.
The Corsair AX1500i is not only a 1500 Watt PSU, fully digital, and holding the championship belt for power efficiency (94% efficiency at 50% load), but it is available right now for $449.99. While that is a lot to spend on a PSU, it will save you money on your power bill and comes with a 7 year warranty to ease your mind. You just got an instinct to reach for your wallet. Go with that instinct. More details below.
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Corsair AX1500i, The World’s First 1500 Watt 80 Plus Titanium PSU, Now Available
Corsair Releases AX1500i, The World’s Most Technologically Advanced and Efficient PSU
Corsair®, the most awarded PC power supply brand in the world, today announced the availability of the much-anticipated AX1500i Digital ATX power supply from www.corsair.com. Using advanced digitally-controlled circuitry to deliver ultra-stable power at over 94% efficiency, the AX1500i is the first 1500 watt PSU to meet the ultra-efficient 80 PLUS Titanium standard. The AX1500i will also be available from retailers in late May.
Using Corsair’s second-generation digital architecture, the AX1500i uses a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to control power output, resulting in tighter DC voltage output regulation and superior stability for your valuable PC’s components. The AX1500i’s incredible efficiency also results in greatly reduced heat, allowing the PSU to operate in a truly silent Zero-RPM fan mode at loads of up to 450W. Even when delivering its maximum 1500W of power, a high-quality 140mm Dynamic Fluid Bearing (DFB) fan allows the AX1500i to operate quietly.
With 1500W of power on tap, the AX1500i is equipped with a huge array of cabling choices allowing it to power even the most demanding 4-way SLI and CrossFire X setups. Combined with the power of Corsair Link™ technology, enthusiasts have access to an incredible range of control over their PC’s power, with real-time temperature, power usage and efficiency monitoring right from the desktop.
"After we released the AX1200i, the world’s first digital ATX PSU, our customers came to us asking for an even higher wattage AXi PSU to power their most demanding PCs.” said Aaron Neal, product manager of PSUs at Corsair. “For them, we created AX1500i with more power and 80 Plus Titanium efficiency. We look forward to seeing the extreme dream PCs that top enthusiasts power with AX1500i.”
- Fluid dynamic bearing
- Includes 8 PCI-E cables with 10 total connectors for GPUs
- Over 94% efficiency at 50% load (115V)
- 100% Japanese 105°c capacitors
- Native USB support for Corsair Link
- Dimension: 150mm x 86mm x 225mm
- 7-year warranty
- $449.99 MSRP
Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
The AX1500i Digital ATX Power Supply is backed by a seven-year warranty and is available now directly from www.corsair.com. The new PSU will also be available from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors in late May. The suggested US retail price is $449.99 USD.
For more information on the Corsair AX1500i Digital PSU, please visit: http://www.corsair.com/ax1500i