be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W, For Your 12 Pin GPU
be quiet! There Is A Kilowatt Lurking In The Dark
When 1000W PSUs first appeared there was very little reason to pick one up, unless you were one of the fraction of a percent that were running GPUs in Crossfire or SLI … or PhysX perhaps. However that has changed somewhat with the pending arrival of the RTX 3000 series. If you were intending to pair a 3080 or 3090 with a Threadripper or Core i9 processor you will quickly approach the 1000W mark and making sure your PSU is not constantly under heavy load it is wise to pick up one which can provide some serious peak power.
be quiet!’s new Dark Power Pro 12 comes in 1220W and 1500W models, with an 80 PLUS Titanium rating and is supplied with high quality cables and a variety of extras including cable combs plus a jumper cable to start it up while disconnected from a motherboard. The PSU ships with six separate 12V rails, five 40A and a single 45A but with the supplied overclocking key you can switch that to a single 125A 12V rail. It also has EATX power connectors, which is incredibly important in some instances.
The PSU will cost you a bit to pick up, Newegg is selling it for $450, but it also comes with a 10 year warranty and the aforementioned extras. That price was also the only drawback that Kitguru could find in their testing; it handled every test they threw at it with flying colours and was capable of delivering up to 1700W peak so you should have no worries about power at all.
It has been some time since I have taken an in depth look at a power supply so when I was offered one of the new be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 Titanium rated power supplies for review, I was excited to see what they had to offer in 2020.