Xigmatek has introduced a new line of Tauro power supplies. In terms of power and pricing, the series will be positioned below the existing Centauro PSUs. The Tauro power supplies will be available in capacities of 400, 500, 600 and 700 watts. The first reviews of this Xigmatek power supply were posted last week already, but the manufacturer has only just now officially launched the power supplies with the 80 Plus Bronze certificate. The Tauro series features a 135 mm PWM fan, which should operate as silently as possible.
Xigmatek's new power supplies have a single powerful +12V rail and, quite possibly to reduce price, have a non-modular cable design. The amount of SATA and PCI-Express connectors varies per model, as can be seen in the table below. Unsurprisingly, the 400 W model has a single PCI-Express 6+2-pin plug, while the 700 watts top model has four. The two lowest capacities have five SATA connectors, the 600 and 700W versions each have eight. The 400 watts entry-level model delivers up to 26 Amps on its +12V rail, the 500W version 32A. The 600 and 700W Tauro power supplies seem identical on the inside, as both has a specified capacity of 58A on their +12V rails.
|20+4 ATX plug||1x|
|12V 4+4 pins CPU||1x|
|PCI-Express 6+2 pins||1x||2x||2x||4x|
Xigmatek claims the Tauro works in ambient temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius, on both 110V and 230V power grids. The manufacturer promises lower ripple noise values and stable voltages. Other features include protection against overvoltage, overload, undervoltage and short-circuiting. The Tauro power supply is of the active PFC type and is compliant to all demands for EU ErP. Additional information can be found on the manufacturer's website.
Xigmatek launches mid-range Tauro power supplies