Thermaltake Announce Toughpower XT Series Power Supply

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Thermaltake CES 2009 Hot Product: The Latest Toughpower XT Series Power Supply! OC3D Official Press Release

Thermaltake high quality & high performance power supply are well-known for their premium quality and outstanding design, also have been widely recommended by media worldwide. In the beginning of 2009, Thermaltake is presenting Toughpower XT Series as the representative computer power supply of the coming year via 2009 CES exhibition and it surely will catch the sight of everyone.

Toughpower XT Series is entirely different from the power supply Thermaltake made especially for gamers and enthusiasts in the past. Toughpower XT is equipped with a three-position FanDelayCool switch that controls how long the fan should continue to operate after system shutdown. FanDelayCool is a brand new feature that ensures the PSU is completely and thoroughly cooled after you shut down your PC. Toughpower XT also utilizes S.P.T. Indicator LEDs to indicate the standby mode, the power good signal, and the temperature of your PSU, bringing you the real-time monitoring over the power supply. Besides, Toughpower XT is also equipped with S.F.C. (Smart Fan Control) Quiet for the quietest operation, 12Vin1 for the best compatibility, and High Quality Japanese Capacitors for superb performance and reliability.

Thermaltake is exhibiting Toughpower XT Series at CES from Jan. 8-11, 2009. Please come to join us at Booth 22050, LVCC South Hall 1, Las Vegas.



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05-01-2009, 10:15:10

°TheMadDutchDude°
Introduction
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GeIL is a company which specialises in making computer RAM. They have been in business for a fair while now and have been focusing specifically on the gaming market. Many of us gamers use GeIL RAM as it is fast stable, and it loves to overclock! With these current modules we have in testing today, they will hit 1000MHz from the stock speed of 800MHz on stock voltages, with slightly loosened timings. They don’t run too hot either, which makes GeIL a fantastic RAM to have in your PC.

Let’s take a look a bit of the company’s history shall we?
Taken directly from GeIL’s website:

GeIL – Golden Emperor Int'l Ltd. – is the worlds' leading IT (memory module & CE) manufacturer that concentrates in designing the most innovative product for consumers in a wide variety of market segments.
Our culture is based on a long-lasting commitment to customer satisfaction. GeIL is determined to produce the most advanced product with absolutely the lowest rate of return for every GeIL customer to receive the quality, performance and dependability they deserve.
Established in 1993, GeIL has soon become one of the most professional memory module manufactures in the industry. Since then GeIL has been concentrating in memory module design and manufacturing. As of today, our manufacturing facilities employ over 200 people and produce a wide variety of modules with distribution in over 50 countries worldwide. GeIL’s Global Headquarter resides in the heart of computer technology – Taipei with branches spreading over in Hong Kong, China and U.S.A.
Our diverse product lines also include consumer electronic product. In order to produce this wide range of performance products with the best of quality, GeIL has implemented a stringent, company-wide, quality control standard of excellence. GeIL’s introduction of EVO II IC/Module Tester has raised the bar of DRAM manufactures’ ability in R&D of IC/memory module sorting technology. This is just the beginning.



Anyway, that is enough about the company’s history; let’s take a look at the actual product!

Packaging
First of all, let’s take a look at the packaging it came in.
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As you can see, the packaging is very basic. However it does keep the product nice and simple whilst featuring the main idea of it. The “Black Dragon.” The box also features a couple of cut-outs which allows you to see the RAM in the box.

On the back, it has the item you’re receiving which is marked. It also features GeIL’s main contact details if you ever need to get hold of them in the future.

The RAM itself
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First impressions
The RAM looks very basic. It doesn’t feature any heat spreaders as you would find on the Corsair RAM for a similar price for example. However, once they’re powered up in the computer we can see why. They do not need them, as they run very cool even with 2v pushed through them.

Results
The test system used is as follows:
Intel Pentium E2140 @3.2GHz on 1.4375v
MSI P35 Neo2-FR
GeIL Black Dragon 2x1GB
PaLiT nVidia 9600GT @stock
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB x2 in RAID0

We have only gathered over clocking results, and they’re as follows:
Stock: 800MHz with 4-4-4-12-2T timings on 1.8v (below the recommended voltage of 2v)
933MHz with 4-4-4-12-2T timings on 2v
1000MHz with 4-4-4-12-2T with 2.25v (0.25v over recommended voltage of 2v)
1000MHz with 5-5-5-15-2T with 2v

All of these results were tested using Orthos Prime95 to stress the RAM for one hour; if they passed the RAM torture test (Large FFTs) it was good enough to be stable for us.

Going from 800MHz stock to 1000MHz on 5-5-5-15-2T only made Super Pi Mod 1.5 a couple of 100ths of a second quicker. At stock, we were able to get the time down to 20.792s with an Intel E2140 @3.2GHz. With 1000MHz we were able to get that down to just short of 20.3s

Conclusion
GeIL has done a fantastic job on producing high end RAM without the need for the cost. Once again, GeIL has also managed to produce RAM for the gaming industry and not have to worry about it crashing or getting too hot either.
The good
+ Fantastic over clock abilities.
+ Good value for money.
+ Very stable RAM, even when overclocked.
The mediocre
* Overclocks will vary between the different memory modules they use on the RAM sticks.
The bad
- Nothing to report.


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