Review

Antec True Power New 750 Review

Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

A Curiosity Antec is one of the Company that in the Last 5 years has had a Significant Quality Increase. Making Antec probably the best PSU, and Case Company seller in the hole World. Due to it´s low RMA Components percentage even lower than Corsair. Antec sells Computer Accessories, Fan Leds and Netbook cooling devices too.

Introduction

For many years Antec’s TruePower units have been one of the first choices for a discerning enthusiast in the market for a new PSU. Their reputation lasted for years due to the excellent reliability and great overall performance of the initial series. Just a few weeks ago (and several years after the first TruePower units were released) Antec introduced the new TruePower series. The new TruePower units are based on an entirely different design and boast superior performance and a lot of new features. The Older True Power Series  OEM was CWT, the New Series OEM is Seasonic.I will be doing a review of the TruePower 750W unit, the most powerful unit of Antec’s new series.

Before you starting reading the Review you shoul know why there are PSU’s in the market that claim to have ~750w but they don’t, besides that they are a threat to your entire system. Why? Go back and read the topic named “Good PSU vs Bad PSU”.

Specifications and Features from Antec

  • NVIDIA™ SLI™ – ready certified
  • 80PLUS® Bronze Certified saves energy and lowers your electric bill
  • DC to DC voltage regulator modules for greater system stability
  • 120mm PWM fan runs up to 50% quieter than standard fans
  • Blue internal LED illumination for TP-750 Blue
  • Advanced Hybrid Cable Management improves airflow and reduces clutter
  • Double layer PCB optimizes cooling efficiency and allows for heavy duty components
  • Universal Input and Active Power Factor Correction (PFC)
  • Supports dual GPUs and dual/quad core CPUs
  • 4 +12V output circuits provide stable power
  • ATX12V v2.3 and EPS12V v2.91
  • 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 8 (6+2) pin PCI-E graphics card connectors for TP-550
  • 2 x 6 pin and 2 x 8 (6+2) pin PCI-E graphics card connectors for TP-650, TP-750 and TP-750 Blue
  • Industrial grade protection
  • Safety approval: UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick, BSMI
  • Weight: 2.3 kg; 5 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    – 3.4″ (H) x 5.9″ (W) x 5.9″ (D)
    – 86mm (H) x 150mm (W) x 150mm (D)
DC Output
+5V
+3.3V
+12V1
+12V2
+12V3
+12V4
-12V
+5VSB
Maximum load (A)
25
25
25
25
25
25
0.8
3
Minimum load (A)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Maximum load (Watt)
170
744
9.6
15
Total output (Watt)
750W


Packaging and Contents

The Antec True Power New 750 comes in Antec cardboard box with colors that represent the company.In the back and sides Box we have the main Specifications and Features of the product, in Three different languages English , French and German.

The TP 750 comes very tightly packed which avoids movement’s that might cause damage , for example to the sleeving! The PSU itself is  well protected by a nylon bag and hard cardboard pieces! Very nice clean package inside.

The included accessories in the package are a User’s manual, a typical AC power cable, mounting screws and 6 modular cables.


Contents

The unit housing has a dark grey finish with some kind of purpleness , the Fan Grill is Black. The cables are black sleeved, the general set of Colors is very attractive.

The Antec TP New 750 is a Typical ATX Power supply unit, it will fit in regular cases.The label on the PSU has precious information about the PSU wattage output. See image below

Nowadays regular End User’s are starting to understand why they need a good power supply most of them because of the Amperage required in 12v to run a certain type of card, but i have seen some mislead of the Information.I have seen some users look at this PSU or the TP 650 and claim that is was 100A in the 12v (100A = 1200w -.-‘), that is not right. The Max Combined Power of this PSU in the 12v is 744w.

Now that you know that it takes you up to another Question. Each rail is 25A Right? Wrong!
Counting that you are using your PSU in is limit, you can get for example 30A out of the 12v1 + 25A in 12v2 and the rest in the 12v3, each rail can be charge up to the OCP set point, so it’s a untrue when you hear that a quality quad rail PSU can’t power up very high demanding hardware. For the record 40A = ~480w , there is no Processor or Card in the market that can reach that much power, and then Again if it does happen to exist you can just feed the VGA with 2 rail, because at the back of your PSU you have indications of which Rail Power each PCI-E cable. This was just a Brief explanation if you want to know further Click Here.

The rear of the unit is fully ventilated to allow air that is pushed by the PSU intake Fan to exit towards outside of the case after passing throw and thus cooling the PSU components. There is a On/Off switch on the back and obviously AC power plug.

In the  front of the  Antec TP New there are four connectors for the modular cables , even though you get six modular cables supplied with the unit. Antec supplies two cables with Molex connectors and two cables with SATA connectors,and  you can only choose to install two out of these four cables. Most users probably won’t need to install any cables at since all of the basic cables are already hardwired .

Here you can see the Unit 120mm FAN, it has a Sticker with Antec written on it.

I would love to show the PSU inside but i can’t break the seal this PSU is to be offered in a Magazine raffle.


Instalation and Tests

Because of what i stated the testing will be based in:

  • Voltage Fluctuations,Efficiency ,Ripple and Noise .

Very Good, almost no fluctuations, the voltages are always above the required!

Very Good Efficiency, even at Low Load’s.

+12V1  at 748.6 W (25.6 mV)

+12V2 at 748.6 W (26.6 mV).

+5V rail with PSU at 748.6 W (15.4 mV).

+3.3 V rail with PSU at 748.6 W (17.2 mV).

  • Antec TP 750 ~110€ in Portugal.
  • Very Good eficiecy even at 25% , and with 100% Load efficiency is ~86% , wich is well within 80 Plus Bronze
  • Build Quality is excellent
  • Rated@50ºC
  • Very Low Noise and Ripple leves under 75%
  • 5 Years Warranty
  • Semi Modular, regular end User might not need all the Pré attached cables.

Conclusion

Personal likes ,It’s one of the best PSU’s I have ever put my hands On! I’m no newbie in PSU’s just check here

In a scale of 0-10, i give it 9,5 Point’s, because it’s “only” 80 Plus Bronze and it’s not fully Modular.

 

Thanks to Antec wich supplied and Diogo Who gave me the chance to Review this Power Supply

Best Regards







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Pedro