Antec CP-850 is the first addition to Antec’s new CP series which is a lot different from regular ATX power supplies. Antec has actually moved away from the standardized formfactor and developed a whole new one for the CP series. Antec CP-850 and its siblings will therefore only be compatible with Antec’s latest high-performance PC cases. The new format will offer both better cooling and less noise than regular ATX power supplies. For cooling its uses a 120mm temperature-controlled fan and with modular cables it minimizes the risk for hazardous cable hordes. Price will be 135€.
Press release and picture after the break;
Antec Introduces New Form Factor with CP-850 Power Supply, Exclusively for Antec Cases
CP Series Ushers in New Power Supply Size, Design and Benefits
Stockholm – February 26, 2009 – Antec <http://www.antec.com> , the global leader in computer components and accessories 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 the predominant form factor 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 wasteful 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 percent 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 for uncluttered 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 from end of March at an estimated street price of € 135 (incl. VAT) 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.
About Antec, Inc.
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.
Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, economical New Solution Series and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium Signature Series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gamer enclosure, the Nine Hundred. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.
Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit: www.antec.com for more information.
As part of its commitment to the gaming industry, Antec is a member of the non-profit PC Gaming Alliance, with Senior Vice President Scott Richards sitting on the board of directors.