Hmm no OEM listed in the RealHardTechX database yet. That is strange. I wonder if they will use Flextronics like the Corsair AXi series. Flextronics makes about the only units comparable to the Seasonic X and Platinum series. First Coolermaster releases their new units based on the Seasonic X and now Thermaltake might have something just as good. Craziness.
And secondly, the calibration in those is usually hopeless, so efficiency and power measurements are massively wrong.[/quotemsg]
Well, I'd like to have that kind of information. It certainly isn't a necessity, but it is good to know how much power your system is actually drawing. For instance it would help me determine how much power headroom I have on my UPS before it becomes unreliable. It could also lead to smarter cooling systems that counter heat increase based on heat generation instead of temperature.
As for being wrong, they don't have to be wrong. On a PSU, that would essentially mean a PT and a CT connected to a microcontroller with analog inputs. Calibration can be done electronically in production line. Power and other electrical readings are actually much easier to calibrate and achieve decent precision than thermal readings.
[quotemsg=11508447,0,317237]I hope they have way to disable this feature (powering OFF the USB). If the USB device on the PSU is always ON, it'll eat into the overall system efficiency, especially in the low power/idle states.[/quotemsg]
Agreed. By memory JG found that when reviewing the AX1200i.
I wouldn't trust anything that hopeless measurement wise though. And many UPSs now have a front panel read out of power consumption.