Introduction & Packaging
When you get into the 1000W or higher range of power supplies the number of competitors starts to tail off compared to the highly competitive sub-750W market. The 1000W+ power supply market is very niche and not many power supply vendors even bother producing power supplies with this much wattage, at least not for the consumer market. That said if you’re interested in a power supply with enough wattage to drive three or even four way graphics card set ups then your options are limited. Today we are looking at one of those limited options, the XFX PRO 1250W Black Edition fully modular power supply. Thankfully limited options doesn’t mean limited quality as XFX’s Pro 1250W Black Edition Power supply is one of the best offerings on the market. In XFX tradition the OEM producer is the legendary Seasonic and this power supply boasts some great features such as a hybrid fan mode, 80 Plus Gold efficiency and a fully modular design.
Packaging and Contents
The packaging reveals a striking image of the product as well as some details about the technologies this power supply uses. The SolidLink technology basically means the power delivery mechanisms are closer to the connectors so there is less room for electricity to be wasted as heat which creates inefficiency. The Hybrid fan cooling, activated by a simple switch, means that below a certain amount of load or certain temperature the power supply’s fan will not even turn on – minimising noise.
Around the back we find more of the same: some additional marketing material about how the key features work as well as a note about the 5 year warranty.
Included with the product is a PRO Series power supply brochure which details the other PSUs XFX make as well as a power plug that will be appropriate to your region.