Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus 1250W Titanium PSU

Thermaltake's new Toughpower computer power supply comes complete with Frag Harder Disco Lights, but what we want to know is how does it do when it comes to delivering clean and efficient power to your system. This new 1250 watt PSU has fully modular individually sleeved cables and has plenty of power where you need it.

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Overview

The first thing we are going to look at with the Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus 1250W is its packaging, accessories, and documentation. While normally none of these items is a make or break item for a power supply the packaging quite often contains a lot of information about the product we are purchasing. The inclusion of an owner’s manual that provides actual information about our product is also of great help. Accessories are almost unnecessary with a power supply as the unit is self contained, unless it is modular, but there are cases where a manufacturer can include useful accessories to make installation, routing, and use more efficient.

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Today's packaging of the Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus 1250W keeps with the recent trend in style that we have seen from most Thermaltake units of late. The coloring differs a bit, once more, but that is of no real consequence. Beyond that, we see a picture of the included unit and a list of features. Among these features we see such things as "Patented RGB 16.8 Million Colors PSU Fan," "Smart Zero Fan," "Fully Modular Individually Sleeved Cables Flat Cables," "Smart Power Management supported," and "10 Year Warranty." Among those items, perhaps the most interesting is the 10 year warranty which is a very generous warranty length and it is longer than what we have seen in the past. The Smart Power Management tag may also be of some interest to folks and we have previously reviewed an earlier version of that app which you can read about here. The app is, however, in a new revision so not all of that may still be accurate though. Moving past those items, we find an 80 Plus Titanium seal. A quick check of the 80 Plus website does indeed find the unit listed, how it actually compares to that criteria we will see a bit later. When we move to the rear of the packaging, we find some useful information here and a lot pictures about the DPS G app. Among the things we find are the power table (reproduced below) and the connector count (reproduced below). Around the sides of the packaging, we find some advertising points that pertain to the DPS G app again and that is about it.

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The power information for the Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus 1250W is what we would expect from a modern power supply. The Toughpower iRGB Plus 1250W has a single advertised 12v rail with a capacity of 104A or ~100% of the unit’s total possible capacity if necessary. The minor rails have an individual capacity of 20A on each of the 3.3v and 5v rails and there is a combined capacity of 100W. These values are more typical of what we see in this day and age even though these seem to be small for such a large capacity unit. Paired with this power distribution, we find eight PCIe connectors (four modified 8 pin and four native), sixteen SATA connectors, and eight Molex connectors. Overall, this is a very well appointed unit and for most users the PCIe connector count is sort of excessive as multi-GPU gaming seems to be on the downswing. However, for users involved in cryptomining-type applications the tons of PCIe connectors may be useful.

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Once we open the Toughpower iRGB Plus 1250W, we find the power supply, modular cables in a pouch, mounting screws, the power cord, a product warranty policy, cable combs, and the user manual. The user manual is one piece of paper folded like an accordion and then folded in half. On this sheet we find the connector counts, power labels, installation instructions, some electrical specifications, and a few troubleshooting steps repeated in 12 languages. Overall, the manual isn't as bad as we have seen from some other products recently but we just don't see the documentation quality we used to see from just about anyone anymore. So, let's move on now and look at the unit itself.