Tagan 2-Force II TG700-U33 700w PSU

Introduction & Specifications

Introduction

Having reviewed several Tagan PSU's in the past, including the TG700-U35, TG1100-U95 and several units from Tagan's entry-level brand 'SilverPower', it goes without saying that Tagan and its subsidiary brands certainly have a reputation for making some of the best power supplies on the market.

Recently, Tagan refreshed it's PSU line-up and added several new and exciting models including the U26, U88 and of course the U33 that we are going to be looking at today. All of these models boast improvements in both performance, noise levels and looks over their predecessors, along with Tagan's usual level of reliability backed by a 3 year warranty.


Specifications

The following information has been taken from the specifications PDF available at Maxpoint's website:

Features

• Compliant with Intel EPS12V V2.91, standard ATX V2.2 and downward versions with four independent +12V rails.
• Four independent +12V rails provide different devices individual power, thus making the system more stable.
• Universal main board compatibility due to 20+4 pin main power as well as 4-pin & 8-pin +12V power connectors.
• One 6PIN & one 6+2PIN PCI Express connectors support NVIDIA SLI and ATI Crossfire graphic cards.
• Less heat and less noise due to 80% efficiency. This saves electricity and making it an economical and ecological solution.
• One PCI-Express 6PIN and one 6+2PIN cables with REMI technology (ferrite core and cable shielding) reduces up to 50% of ripple and noise.
• Up to 14 IDE and SATA connectors are available for top level usage. Therefore, perfect for home-, office-, gaming- and server-usage.
• „TURBO“ mode switch can integrate all six separate +12V-rails into one single common rail with more DC power output.
• Perfect cooling and silence solution due to the 8cm push-pull fans together with the super-big heat sink inside and the bottom mesh cover design.
• Thermal fan control TSCT (Tagan Silence Control Technology) automatically adjusts fan speed to lowest noise (under 30dBA at max. load) with perfect cooling.
• Black mesh and copper-shielded cables help user to optimize airflow and makes the cables short-circuit-proof.
• OVP (Over Voltage Protection) and OCP (Over Current Protection) functions help to protect all electronical devices.
• Universal AC input range for all countries: 100~240VAC with active PFC for better electricity performance and flexibility.
• Big anti-vibration rubber for the back side avoids vibration and reduces noise.
• Unique ground wire with golden pin releases static electricity and interferences from connected devices.

From the specifications above, we can see that the TG700-U33 supports all of the latest standards including an 8-Pin PCI-E connector. In keeping with the previous "2-Force" series, the unit also features a "Turbo Mode" which essentially combines all four of the +12v rails into a single rail. This can be useful when running a system configuration where the components connected to one of the +12v rails exceeds the rated output (in this case 20A).

Tagan 2-Force II 700w Specs

Specs

Specs

For a PSU rated at 700w, the distribution of power between the rails is fairly standard. The +3.3v and +5v rails are provided with 24A and 26A respectively, with a maximium combined output of 170w. As for the +12v rails, these are rated up to 20a, with a maximum combined output of 56a (672w).
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Most Recent Comments

02-08-2007, 05:53:31

JN
"Today we'll be taking a look at one of the latest 700w PSU's to roll out of the factory doors at Tagan. The TG700-U33 boasts quad rails, silent operation and a good price point, but will it deliver the goods during our tests."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...101120560s.jpg

Linky

02-08-2007, 08:54:00

Bungral
Linky doesn't work

02-08-2007, 08:59:38

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Bungral'
Linky doesn't work
Bah...fixed Thx for the headsup

02-08-2007, 10:15:26

Toxcity
Good review, a nice read.

The PSU looks pretty nice and performs well, But as said in the view wasn't able to keep up with others when it came to efficiency.

02-08-2007, 10:23:58

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Toxcity'
Good review, a nice read.

The PSU looks pretty nice and performs well, But as said in the view wasn't able to keep up with others when it came to efficiency.
Yeah ideally I would have liked to give it an 8.5 for "Performance" but our graph doesn't allow that . 80% efficiency is by no means poor, but there's others out there that will hit 84%.

02-08-2007, 10:57:05

Mr. Smith
I need a new psu as my hiper is blue and I'm not going with a blue theme in my rig refresh...

I think 100 is my price point. Corsair 640w is a big contender, this could be too.

I know you don't need a mahoosive psu but i want to be able to power the upcoming 9800gtx or ati equiv. I want a psu that I can keep for a long time...

Nice review, a few extra touches, the good, the bad and the ugly influence made me laugh

02-08-2007, 12:36:29

Bungral
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Bah...fixed Thx for the headsup
No problem.. Will take a little read of this in a min.. Just catching up on other bits of reading.

Did you give me reps for that?? If not i've got some somewhere else and I have no idea where :S

02-08-2007, 12:43:32

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'

Nice review, a few extra touches, the good, the bad and the ugly influence made me laugh
Hehe, glad ya liked it. I was thinking of going for "the good, the bad and the slightly buggy" - not sure if everyone would have got it tho

02-08-2007, 13:38:49

ionicle
looks like a good psu

no unique quality's, and just the same old over again, thats the only problem with tagan i think

they all look the same, or similar, and its just a bit repetative, if each psu had a unique feature it would add to the ....interest of it

10-08-2007, 07:04:50

kimandsally
Great review as normal my rating for the review 10/10

With such attention to detail it really helps when choosing, this would be a unit I would not use as I feel the Corsair HX620 is better in this class, super quiet and much more efficient.

10-08-2007, 13:11:33

NickS
Very nice, even looks the same as my old U22. I loved that thing, did a great job! Kudos to Tagan for making a replacement as good as the original, and I'm glad they kept the same look, it looks great!
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