Antec Introduces New PSU Form Factor

"CP Series, exclusive for Antec cases, ushers in new power supply size, design and benefits"

Search News

  • Scrolling Image
Antec Introduces New PSU Form Factor

Antec, the global computer components and accessories provider for the gaming, PC upgrade and do-it-yourself markets, today announced the CP-850, a high-performance power supply featuring an entirely new form factor. Part of Antec’s upcoming CP Series, the CP-850 breaks away from the standard-size PS/2 form factor – which has been predominant for nearly 20 years – to introduce improved airflow, better component selection and quieter operation. The CP-850 and CP Series are exclusively compatible with Antec’s latest high-performance PC cases.

The increasing number of performance hardware components has created a need for high-wattage power supplies that can maintain stability at full-load. The limitations of the PS/2 form factor have led to higher costs for consumers and often wasted energy consumption. Antec’s 850-watt CP-850 presents an innovative solution that balances size, cost and quality power.

The CP-850’s new ‘CPX’ expanded form factor allows for better circuit board layout, more room between components for airflow, and a straight-through air path that takes full advantage of the large 120mm Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan. The CPX form factor is thus able to provide quieter, cooler operation in addition to the CP-850’s preferred price-to-performance ratio.

The CP-850 is 80 PLUS®-certified to be at least 80 per cent efficient at a wide range of operating loads. This environmentally friendly unit also includes universal input and active power factor correction for more efficient power anywhere in the world. Safety protection circuitry prevents damage resulting from short circuits, over current and over voltage, for safe and reliable system operation. The CP-850 also features advanced hybrid cable management, which improves airflow. For increased stability, the CP-850 includes four +12V output circuits to spread power evenly throughout the system. Meanwhile, two 8-pin PCI Express, two 6-pin PCI Express and nine serial ATA connectors offer flexibility. Antec’s CP-850 is compliant with ATX12V v2.3 and EPS v2.91 electrical standards and holds NVIDIA™ SLI™-ready certification.

“With hardware components becoming more and more demanding, the need for high-wattage power supplies has increased enormously. This has also led to higher energy consumption and higher prices for the consumer,” said Scott Richards, senior vice president at Antec. “By breaking out of the mold of standard-size units, we were able to create a power supply that is considerably more affordable than other units in the same performance class.”

The CP-850 is available at an estimated price of £105 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. The CP-850 is backed by Antec’s quality 5-year warranty. The CP-850 is currently compatible with some of Antec’s most advanced gaming and Performance One cases, including the Twelve Hundred, P183 and P193. For additional product information, full technical specifications and an updated list of compatible cases, please visit: www.antec.com.


 
Discuss in our Forums
«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

23-02-2009, 13:14:36

zak4994
The XFX model is £20 cheaper but features the same things.
Except for the game bundle which could easily make you sway towards either card.
Want GRID then go for Zotac. Want Far Cry 2 then go for XFX.

23-02-2009, 13:34:08

Rastalovich
Is it also a sign of the times that we don't hold too much difference between the cards from manufacturer to manufacturer.

I mean in the past I would personally have prompted for a Gigabyte silent card, then was quite taken by XFX and have bought them out of habit ever since.

But being honest, eVGA/Zotac/BFG/XFX/whatever, I wouldn't shun any of them - I know they'll all go for the same reference and same dodgy cooler. I can see it's a dodgy loud one just by looking at it. Different stickers perhaps.

As time goes by, different speeds appear on the shelf, but from what I've seen so far, they are the same cards and coolers, just factory clocked. Says to me what the basic one can achieve.

Be nice if one of them stepped out of the darkness with a really good cooler. Kinda like some of the ati variants u see.

Do-not like the nVidia 2 slot reference cooler one bit tbh.

Oh, yeah the bundles are the draw - bet ur arse XFX won't give u an 8pin cable :p

23-02-2009, 14:16:20

w3bbo

Is it also a sign of the times that we don't hold too much difference between the cards from manufacturer to manufacturer.

I mean in the past I would personally have prompted for a Gigabyte silent card, then was quite taken by XFX and have bought them out of habit ever since.

But being honest, eVGA/Zotac/BFG/XFX/whatever, I wouldn't shun any of them - I know they'll all go for the same reference and same dodgy cooler. I can see it's a dodgy loud one just by looking at it. Different stickers perhaps.

As time goes by, different speeds appear on the shelf, but from what I've seen so far, they are the same cards and coolers, just factory clocked. Says to me what the basic one can achieve.

Be nice if one of them stepped out of the darkness with a really good cooler. Kinda like some of the ati variants u see.

Do-not like the nVidia 2 slot reference cooler one bit tbh.

Oh, yeah the bundles are the draw - bet ur arse XFX won't give u an 8pin cable :p



True:

Package Contents: GX-295N-HHFF, DVI Adapter, S-Video Component Adapter, 6 Pin Y Power Cable, SPDIF Cable

Why they included an S-video cable is beyond me though considering there isn't an S-video port on GTX295:p

23-02-2009, 14:17:52

zak4994

Why they included an S-video cable is beyond me though considering there isn't an S-video port on GTX295:p



They threw it in while thinking "meh. Might as well."

23-02-2009, 14:25:17

Rastalovich
Isn't it a DV-out, even tho u got an svhs cable ?

23-02-2009, 14:35:41

Bungral
Nice review Rich.

My 2nd 295 went back :( was tested and found faulty today. Going back to an X2 and saving £100. Can't be dealing with any more dodgy 295s. Was a very good overclocker too comparing it to others around.

23-02-2009, 14:54:24

w3bbo
Rasta: Nope it was a standard S-Video component cable. It's even listed as such on the XFX spec list. Seems to be an oversight on their part unless I'm missing something.

[IMG]http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/articles/2009/02/09202720829l.jpg[/IMG]

Bungral: What was wrong with it m8? Heard reports of a few going faulty.:(

23-02-2009, 16:37:13

Bungral
Same as the first one... giving me weird blue lines every so often across my desktop and artifacting hard in crysis. I tested beyond doubt in a million different ways in two pc's including fresh installs. Just couldn't believe two cards had exactly the same issue. That said.. When it came to RMAing the 2nd one, I noticed that it was exactly one digit less in the serial numbers on like a nine digit number. It was it's brother, so could have been dodgy batch.

23-02-2009, 16:46:33

w3bbo
Damn m8, sorry to here that.

24-02-2009, 08:06:20

Rastalovich



Bungral: What was wrong with it m8? Heard reports of a few going faulty.:(



I see the connection u got there m8y.

I meant is the DV-out the connector on the actual card ? It's like 4 pins over 5 or summit, a 4 pin svhs cable will fit in it, but usually the remaining pins are for composit output for HD. They don't always supply u with that cable tho.

EDIT: Actually that XFX lead in the bundle looks like a HD component adapter - are the colors rgb ?
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.