Thermaltake Unveils Toughpower GF A3 Power Supplies with ATX 3.0 Specification and Intel Voltage Regulation Standard

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Thermaltake has introduced its latest power supplies in the form of the Toughpower GF A3 Gold series. Available in output capacities of up to 1,200 watts, these PSUs are designed with Intel ATX 3.0 compliance, a native PCIe Gen 5.0 12+4 pin modular interface, and 80 PLUS Gold efficiency, making them fully ready to support the newest-gen hardware, including NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards. The leading PC DIY premium brand for case, cooling, gaming peripherals, and enthusiast memory solutions also noted that its Toughpower GF A3 Gold series meets Intel voltage regulation standards, strengthening power stability and reliability. Thermaltake has confirmed that these PSUs will be available for purchase in April 2023 via its worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.

Thermaltake Toughpower GF A3 Series Features

  • Fully Compatible with Intel ATX 3.0 Standards
    • Toughpower GF A3 Gold series is completely compatible with Intel ATX 3.0 Specifications which supports up to 200% power excursion, achieves 60% low load efficiency, and meets required power supply timing standards.
  • PCIe Gen 5.0 Ready
    • A 16pin connector is included with the Toughpower GF A3 series to provide powerful and stable performance that enables the PSU to run next-generation GPUs natively. The wattage marked on the 12VHPWR’s connector is the recommended wattage. (Ref. Intel design guideline) The native 16 PIN (12VHPWR) PCIe connector of the GF A3 650W & 750W can deliver up to 300W for PCIe 5.0 graphics cards. (850W’s 16pin cable: delivers up to 450W, 1050W&1200W’s 16pin cables: delivers up to 600W)
  • Power Up Next Generation Hardware
    • To fully support next-gen hardware, Toughpower GF A3 Gold Series (650W/750W/850W/1050W/1200W) complies with ATX 3.0 standards, including a PCIe Gen 5.0 12VHPWR connector.
  • Made to Comply with the Latest Graphics Cards
    • To satisfy the increasing demand for the power consumption of graphics cards, the GF A3 Gold series is designed to support NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards and is able to supply the graphics cards in different ways of connection.
  • 80 PLUS Gold Certified
    • With 80 Plus Gold certification, Toughpower GF A3 transforms power efficiently, allowing less power loss and internal heat accumulation.
  • Be Smart, Stay Quiet
    • Featuring a 120mm fluid bearing fan to deliver excellent airflow. Furthermore, the Smart Zero Fan will not spin until the load exceeds a certain percentage of the power supply, minimizing undesired noise.
  • 17ms and up Hold Up Time
    • To prevent momentarily drops and transient power outages caused by a power interruption, the GF A3 series will deliver at least 17ms at 100% workload, without system reboot or resetting.
  • More Stable with Japanese Electrolytic Capacitors
    • High-quality Japanese 105°C/221°F main electrolytic capacitors offer stability and reliability which enhance the durability of the GF A3 Gold series.
  • High Amperage Single +12V Rail & High-Class Technologies
    • To ensure stability, the GF A3 is made with single +12V rails for delivering power to reach the best compatibility, as well as designed with the LLC and DC to DC circuit for strengthening the voltage regulation.
  • Fully Modular Low-Profile Cables
    • The fully modular low-profile black cables make cable management easier and more flexible, increasing the tidiness and airflow inside the chassis.
  • Intel C6/C7 States Ready
    • For optimal energy savings, the GF A3 series has been designed to work with all Intel processor generations to operate power efficiently.

From a Thermaltake press release:

The Intel ATX 3.0 specification of the Toughpower GF A3 allows for a 200% power excursion and a 60% low load efficiency, allowing steady power to your GPU. The native PCIe Gen 5.0 12VHPWR connector can power up the latest high-end graphics cards with a single cable. To smoothly supply power for hardware, the Toughpower GF A3 Gold series is equipped with superior Japanese 105°C/221°F main electrolytic capacitors, high amperage single +12V rail, and DC to DC design, which supports the highest durability, stability, and compatibility. Furthermore, the Toughpower GF A3 Gold series is built with industry-grade protections, such as OCP(Over Current Protection), OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP(Under Voltage Protection), OPP(Over Power Protection), SCP(Short Circuit Protection), OTP(Over Temperature Protection), to ensure hardware safety.

The Smart Zero Fan inside the Toughpower GF A3 Gold series produces excellent airflow with an incredibly quiet 120mm fluid bearing fan, as well as the ability to minimize undesired noise. Designed with our Smart Zero Fan, the fan only spins until the load reaches a certain percentage of the power supply, and the users can turn it on and off by its physical switch. To achieve the power efficiency of the PC system and the eco design, the Toughpower GF A3 Gold series supports Intel deep power down C6/C7 status.

The Toughpower GF A3 Gold series is compatible with Intel ATX 3.0 standards, Intel voltage regulation standards, and its 80 PLUS Gold certified. Don’t miss the Toughpower GF A3 Gold series, if you are looking for a high-quality fully modular PSU to support next-gen graphics cards and restricted with your chassis dimensions.

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