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Thermaltake DPS G 1050W Platinum Power Supply Review

While this computer PSU's marketing skips right to the green-speak, it is feature packed in terms of hardware and software, but as always we want to know what it does when it is under load and serving up the over 1 kilowatt of power that it promises on its label also claiming exceptional efficiency while it is doing it.

Introduction

Today, Thermaltake Technology Company is back for another trip through our power supply testing program with a more value oriented product than we last saw from them. As a company, Thermaltake has a rather short history being founded in just 1999, but in that short time they have grown rapidly. While Thermaltake's primary focus has been on thermal solutions, it has also maintained a group of product lines dedicated to power supplies for a very long time. The early power supplies in these lines were often of lower quality but over the years they have taken their power supply business in a new, and quite frankly better, direction as they paired with higher quality OEM's like CWT and Enhance. Today, we are looking at a new product from their new Toughpower DPS G Platinum Series of power supplies; the Toughpower DPS G 1050W Platinum (TPG-1050D-P but also variously listed as TPG-1050DH5FEP, PS-TPG-1050DPCPUS-P, etc depending if you look for the model or part number). This unit is produced in conjunction with Enhance.

Enhance Electronics Co. Ltd. was founded over 20 years ago in 1986. While a major power supply OEM Enhance is not nearly as well known to most users as some other OEMs as its core business focus has been outside of the desktop market in areas such as servers, embedded, and telecom markets. However, its products have started to surface in the US consumer realm in the last year or so under the likes of SilverStone, Silverpower, Antec, Cooler Master, and Thermaltake, as well as the occasional Enhance branded model.

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The Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W Platinum is the the latest in a long line of power supplies that we have seen from Thermaltake. It is, however, just the second power supply we have seen from Thermaltake that is part of their DPS G line of power supplies. The last unit we saw from this lineage was the DPS G 650W and that unit was largely a good product that had a few lingering issues. Today's DPS G 1050W Platinum, however, is a much higher powered unit and, as we already know, it is from a completely different OEM. So, it would seem that very little of what we saw from the DPS G 650W would end up being relevant to this unit today thus giving it the opportunity to either soar or crash without any preexisting expectations. Before moving on though to see which of those two outcomes we get today, let's see what Thermaltake has to say about this unit:

Toughpower DPS G 1050W Platinum

The Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G Platinum Series are smart power supply units that incorporate various high-tech components, leading technology and Eco-friendly commendations, featuring 80 PLUS Platinum certification with a full-modular that always accommodate any mainstream build under any circumstance.

The combination of Toughpower DPS G Platinum Series and three intelligent platforms آ– DPS G PC APP 2.0, DPS G Smart Power Management (SPM) Cloud 1.0, and DPS G Mobile APP 1.0 helps users not just monitor smart power supply units, but also save the energy, reduce CO2 emission, and eventually protect the Earth.

Let's now take a look at what we get when we purchase the Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W Platinum power supply in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.