A few years ago I wouldn't have guessed that we would be looking at 1300W power supplies anytime soon, since the average computer uses far less than 1000W. While that might be the case for the average computer, some individuals are really pushing the envelope and need some serious power. In addition, others may be building a system today and looking to future proof their system for use with the next generation of components, such as quad core processors and video cards.
Tagan may not be the type of company where a large number of people rush out to check out their latest power supplies. Many enthusiasts will first look at the 'big name' power supply manufacturers like Enermax, OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, and Thermaltake. Tagan is a younger company, and is not as well known, but their popularity is growing due to their wide range of high quality computer components.
The latest power supply offerings from Tagan are a part of their ITZ (In The Zone) series, and they all include similar specifications and a certification from the "ABS Gaming Labs", which appears to be a division of Newegg.com. The ITZ power supplies are available in 700W, 800W, 900W, 1100W, and 1300W models, with each unit offering a different combination of connectors. Tagan has sent over the largest of these power supplies for us to evaluate, the TG1300-U33 In The Zone Series 1300W power supply.
Before taking a look at the TG1300-U33 In The Zone Series 1300W power supply provided for review, let's look at some published data taken from the Tagan website...
» Compatible with Intel EPS12V Ver.2.92/ATX12V Ver.2.2 and downward versions.
» Over 80% efficiency means money saving due to the reduction of heat loss.
» TSTC (Tagan Silence Control Technology) keeps power supply running at “Super Low Noise” level.
» Four build-in PCI-E cables support SLI and Crossfire high-end graphic cards for perfect display.
» All Cables with mesh offer optimized airflow for system cooling.
» Internal Short-circuit, over current, and over voltage protection to save your devices.
» Up to Quad Card Support.
» Patented Dual Transformer Technology (DTT) & 20+4 Cable Designs.
» Environmentally Friendly at Over 80% Efficiency.
» Auto TURBO Mode to combine all Six +12 Rails into One for ultimate stability and system demand.
» Total combined over 95AMPS - Perfect for Quad video and CPU.
» Gold Plated connectors.
» Thermal Control Cooling Fan.
» REMI Technology for EMI Reduction.
» Extra Ground Wire to Further Reduce Static Noise.
» Advanced Pull-n-Push Heat Dissipation Architecture for Maximized Cooling and Noise Reduction.
» Low ripple and noise.
» 100% Hi-Pot Tested.
» Titanium coating mirror case.
» Protections: Over Current, Over Power, Over Temp, Over Voltage, Under Voltage, Short Circuit
» Type: ATX12V/V2.2 & EPS12V/V2.92
» dB: 26@2540RPM
» Fans included: 2x80mm
» 1x Main(20+4pin)
» 1x 12V(4pin)
» 1x 12V(8pin)
» 2x PCI-Express(6pin)
» 2x PCI-Express(6+2pin)
» 2x Phsical Card PCI-E(6pin)
» 7x Peripheral Molex(4pin)
» 1x VGA(4pin)
» 12x SATA(15pin)
» 2x Floopy(4pin)
» 1x Ground Wire
» Adaptor: 4xSATA to Molex
» Input Frequency Range: 50/60Hz
» Input Voltage: 115-230Vac(±10% Tolerance)
» Input Current: 18-10A
» Output: +3.3V@26A, +5V@30A, +12V@92A(6 Rails), -12V@1A, +5VSB@6A
» Approvals: TUV, UL, CE, CB, FCC, Semko, Nemko, Demko, and Fimko