Date: June 27th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
The specs (taken from the Thermaltake website) are pretty impressive for any PSU, and especially so for a “mid-range” unit like the RX 600W. It has active PFC, a near silent 140mm cooling fan and is relatively compact. It's also certified by Nvidia for SLI use. With an efficiency rating of 75%, the 600W sips at the power trough, though 85% efficiency is becoming more common in PSUs lately. Still, this is better than many offerings in its class.
The feature list is also impressive with dual video card support, modular cabling and four 12V rails.
Speaking of which, the four-+12V rails are rated at 18A each, but the total must not exceed 48A total. This won't be an issue for most folks, but uber power users should take heed. The +12V1 and +12V2 rails support the processor and two PCI-E devices, while the +12V3 and +12V4 rails supply the mobo, peripherals and one additional PCI-E. All-in-all, a nice arrangement with intelligent power management and enough power for all but the most demanding gaming machines. The informative user's manual goes into great detail about the +12V rail power distribution.
The retail box is fairly large and has some subdued graphics, but it's what's inside that counts. Aside from the power unit itself, Thermaltake packs a box containing the modular cable sets, another with the power cord, a silicone gasket, a users guide, a PCI-E adapter cable, some mounting screws and a “Key 3” sheet with a case badge attached.