Antec is one of the most well known names in the power supply industry. Their TruePower series of power supplies have been around for years and have undergone numerous iterations and redesigns. Antec's latest iteration is the TruePower New series and it has been totally redesigned to provide even more quality and reliability. Keep reading to find out how the TruePower New 750W performs under load.
The TP-750 comes with a quad 12V rail design capable of putting out 25A of power each. These 12V rails have a combined max load of 62A which means that you can't even come close to fully loading down all four rails simultaneously, but should allow for uneven loading. The 3.3V and 5V rails are also capable of 25A of power which has a max combined output of 170W.
The fresh Antec TruePower Classic series now consists of four members with capacities that range from 450-750 W. These units mostly address the budget-orientated user that doesn't mind dealing with native cables to save on cost but wants top performance, since none are modular and their other features can be called high-end. Non-modular PSUs are in our opinion a real pain during cable management, and their loose cables will hamper internal airflow if you don't tuck them away carefully, but such PSUs obviously don't suffer the voltage drops particular to modular connectors and don't cost as much as PSUs with modular cables.
Each 12V rail is rated at 35A, which should be plenty for a unit this size. I used to tell people to avoid these dual 12V units back in the day because there was never enough capacity on each one.
See, power supply makers always followed the rules set out by Intel at the time, and capped each 12V rail at 18A with a 240VA shutdown point. That was never enough, if you had a dual 12V design. Quad 12V at 18A each was usually fine, if the connectors were distributed properly and the power supply was small enough in general. But dual 12V? Back then, the 240VA limit did no favors for anyone. So, they stopped adhering to that limit, and now here we are today with a dual 12V unit pushing a comfortable 35A on each one.
- 750W Continuous Power
- 80 PLUS GOLD certified
- Save Energy and Money
- 120mm DBB Silence
- High Current Rails
- Multi PCI-E - 6 PCI-E connectors for multiple GPU support
- Japanese Heavy-duty Caps
- Antec Quality 5 year warranty
It is, however, the first member of the TruePower Classic series that we have seen and just the second 750W model we have seen. The previous 750W model that we reviewed was some time ago and aimed at a casual user/office demographic. Today, the TP-750C seems to be a slightly different product that is going to be a bit better fit for the enthusiast market. That said, there are a large number of ~750W power supplies that we have reviewed lately so this unit is going to have its work cut out for it.
The TP-750C easily delivered more than its full capacity at very high ambient temperatures, which proves that it can deal with excess heat. We never had any doubt since it uses nothing but Japanese caps rated at 105°C. Regarding performance, the unit scored a pretty tight voltage regulation on all rails, and its efficiency was high enough, although not as high as Gold-certified high-end PSUs. The reason for its slightly lower performance is the semi-synchronous rectification scheme in the secondary side, where the used SBRs aren't as efficient compared to active components (mosfets). However, the TP-750C doesn't belong at the very top, and its efficiency is excellent for its category.
TruePower Classic is one of the first series to comply with the toughest energy standard available, ErP Lot 6: 2013. By using a PSU that is 80 PLUSآ® GOLD certified, operating up to 92% efficient, you can reduce your electricity bill by up to 20% when compared to many other power supplies. 2 High Current Rails and a 100% +12V output ratio maximize TP-650C’s capabilities to power the latest CPU’s & GPU’s.
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