Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 1000w Modular PSU
Published: 16th October 2007 | Source: Coolermaster | Price: ~£180 |
Back in June 2006 Coolermaster gave us the opportunity to review one of their first ever PSU's - the iGreen Power 430w. Designed for efficiency and silence along with decent performance, the iGreen Power ticked all the boxes with the OC3D review team and managed to nab our "Editors Choice" award along with our constant recommendation on the Overclock3D Forums.
Since then there has been an undeniable order for higher-wattage PSU's from the PC enthusiast community, with many manufacturers pushing out 800w+ units just to satisfy the demand. Whether or not all this power is required for current PC's is an open debate, but regardless of this; enthusiasts are still choosing the highest wattage units that they can get their hands on to ensure that the PSU is not a weak link in the chain of components while overclocking.
Coolermaster have undoubtedly been monitoring this trend, and as a result have stepped up to the plate with their own range of high-end powerful PSU's labeled as the "Real Power Pro" series. Today we'll be taking a look at the top-end model in the modular section of the range - the M1000.
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With the PSU industry already full of high wattage PSU's, it will certainly be interesting to see what extra features Coolermaster can bring to the table with their Real Power units. Let's first take a look at the specifications available on their website and product packaging for some clues.
The Real Power for the Ultimate High Definition Gaming Experience Unleashed! Ultra-High End Image reality calls for increasing processing power to handle the graphic complexity. Cooler Master's all new Real Power M1000 Modular PSU answers to the call for the most reliable power source to back up the elite technology to deliver excellent performance and superb image quality. Real Power M is specially designed for NVIDIA's next generation High End Graphic Cards. With our six ground-breaking +12V independent output rails for exceptional power distribution, Real Power M reliably powers the cards while you enjoy the out-of-this-world gaming experience.
1.World’s first six +12V rails for better power distribution in Quad-SLI and 2 ways server system
2.Modularized cable design to eliminate clutter and improve airflow inside the chassis.
3.Four 6 pin / Two 8 pin PCI-e connectors offer great future upgradeability
4.Compliance with the newest Intel standard ATX 12V V 2.3
5.Compliance with the newest SSI standard EPS 12V V2.91
6.Ultra-silent operation with intelligent 135mm fan speed control (< 16dBA)
7.Eco-design for energy and money saving by Active PFC.(>0.99)/ high efficiency(>85%)
8.Multiple protection function provides full-scale protection for your components
9.Safety Certification : CE, cUL, TUV, NEMKO, BSMI and FCC
With a total of six +12v rails, a modular cable design, support for the latest 8-Pin PCI-E graphics cards and a 135mm fan, Coolermaster certainly seem to have done their homework and have placed the Real Power Pro M1000 directly besides the likes of Enermax's Galaxy in terms of features.
Dipping into the more advanced specs, we can see that the Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 is capable of providing 1000w continuous power with a max output of 1200w. Impressively, Coolermaster also state that the M1000 has an efficiency level of 85%.
One thing the Coolermaster website doesn't tell us is the distribution of power among the M1000's rails. However a quick look at the specification sticker on the the side of the PSU shows us that the M1000 has a healthy 40amps available to both it's +3.3v and +5v rails and 18amps to each of its six +12v rails (with a total combined load of 81amps). There's no doubt that this PSU certainly means business, but we'll reserve judgment on it's overall performance until we get a chance to place it under the OC3D load tester on Page 4.