The much-anticipated new ATX 3.0 standard power supply from Haiyun Seasonic, the VERTEX GX-1000, has finally been released. It supports the PCIe 16 Pin 12VHPWR connector and is a gold-medal full-module power supply that utilizes active PFC, LLC full-bridge resonance and DC-DC synchronous rectification design. The VERTEX GX-1000 has not only been certified 80 PLUS Gold but also comes equipped with a 135mm FDB fan and circular module cable with an impressive texture. The power supply was tested using an i9-13900KS and RTX 4090 to ensure it can meet the power requirements of the latest generation of computers.
Specification ATX12 V3.0
Rated power: 1000W
Form Factor: Intel ATX 12V
80 PLUS level: Gold
Input voltage: 100-240V
Input current: 15-7.5A
Input voltage frequency: 50-60Hz
Power correction PFC: Active PFC
Fan: FDB Fan 135mm
Dimensions (LxWxH): 160 x 150 x 86 mm
Protection mechanism: OPP, OVP, UVP, OCP, OTP, SCP
All Black Embossed Round Module Line
1 total 1 MB 20+4 Pin connector, 610mm long
2 CPU 4+4 Pin connectors in total, 650mm long
1 PCIe 12+4 Pin (12VHPWR) connector in total, 750mm long
3 PCIe 6+2 Pin connectors in total, 750mm long
4 total 16 SATA connectors, 950mm long
1 total of 2 SATA 3.3 connectors, 550mm long
1 x 3 large 4-pin connectors, 690mm long
Seasonic VERTEX GX-1000 power supply out of the box / Mainstream Gold ATX 3.0, PCIe 5.0
Haiyun Seasonic has introduced its first ATX 3.0-compliant power supply, the VERTEX GX, which is the first mainstream model in the gold medal series. The company will also release the PX series, which has already passed the 80 PLUS platinum certification, and the flagship Prime model will also be updated to the ATX 3.0 specification in the near future.
The VERTEX GX power supply comes in three specifications: 1200W, 1000W and 850W. It uses an active PFC, LLC full-bridge resonance and DC-DC synchronous rectification design, as well as a single 12V output to support the high-current and wattage requirements of modern CPUs and GPUs. It also features a 135mm FDB fan for improved heat dissipation, which ensures a stable power supply.
The VERTEX GX-1000, which was tested, has a compact size of 160 x 150 x 86 mm, making it compatible with all ATX case installations. It has a full-modular connector design, and the wires are black, embossed round modular cables, which provide a good texture and help organise and integrate the cables. The VERTEX GX series power supply has several protection mechanisms, including OPP, OVP, UVP, OCP, OTP, and SCP. It comes with a 10-year warranty, providing users with peace of mind while using their computers.
The product manual also includes instructions on properly using the PCIe 16 Pin 12VHPWR connector. It’s important to note that when assembling the computer, the connector should not be bent at any angle, and there should be a 35mm and 3.5cm cable length reserved at the connector to prevent the wires from bending too much and causing poor contact between the plug pins.
The Haiyun VERTEX GX-1000 features a matte black metal case with the Seasonic logo and a 135mm FDB fan on the front. The “VERTEX” logo is visible on the top and side of the front. The power supply is 160 x 150 x 86 mm in size and has an ATX 12V specification. With a power supply length of 16cm, it is compatible with a wide range of ATX cases.
In addition to the power switch, the VERTEX GX-1000 also features a Hybrid Mode switch located on the side of the AC power input. When Hybrid Mode is enabled, the power supply will operate in fanless mode when the load is less than 50%. Above 50% load, the fan will start to spin, and noise will be kept at 20dBA, providing a quiet gaming experience for users.
The VERTEX GX-1000 has a modular output connector which is organized and marked with white lines. The upper left corner is the 24-pin connector for the motherboard, the lower part is the peripheral SATA/Molex large 4-pin connector, the right-hand side is the CPU/PCIe connector, and the bottom is the 12VHPWR connector. This allows for easy identification and connection of the connectors.
The large power meter on the VERTEX GX-1000 primarily displays the maximum power output capability of the single +12V rail, which is 83A and 996W.
The VERTEX GX-1000 uses black round wires with embossed textures for all its module cables, including the MB, CPU/PCIe and peripheral cables. These round wires are fixed with straps which provide better flexibility and are more compact in size, making it easier to organize and manage the wires during DIY installation.
The VERTEX GX-1000 power supply comes with a PCIe 16 Pin 12VHPWR connector with a cable length of 750mm. The connector module is quite sturdy. It is important to pay attention to the sound of the connector “clicking” into place or to ensure that the cable is fully inserted into the connector when plugging in the power supply and graphics card.
Additionally, the connector outlet is deliberately bent by hand to make it more durable than the adapter cable that comes with the graphics card. However, it is still important to reserve a length of 35mm and 3.5cm at the outlet of the connector to prevent the wires from bending too much and causing poor contact between the plug pins when using it.
The VERTEX GX-1000 power supply comes with a CPU power connection cable that includes two CPU 4+4 Pin connectors, which means one cable and one connector. The cable length is 650mm.
In addition to the CPU power connection cable, the VERTEX GX-1000 power supply also comes with a PCIe power cable with three PCIe 6+2 Pin connectors, which means one cable and one connector. The cable length is 750mm. Using one cable and one connector is suitable for high-end cards that require high current loads, and it can prevent the problem of automatic shutdown caused by a high load on a single line.
The VERTEX GX-1000 power supply’s peripheral connectors include 4 pieces of 16 SATA connectors with a length of 950mm, 1 piece of 2 SATA 3.3 connectors with a length of 550mm, and 1 piece of 3 large 4-pin connectors with a length of 690mm.
Seasonic VERTEX GX-1000 stress test with i9-13900KS and RTX 4090
To test the power supply, OCCT stress testing software was used to perform dual load tests on the CPU and GPU, The voltage status of +12V, +5V and +3.3V were checked through the software, and the NVIDIA PACT tool was used to test GPU power consumption and current changes. The hardware used for testing included an Intel Core i9-13900K processor and an RTX 4090 Founder Edition graphics card.
Processor: Intel Core i9-13900KS
Motherboard: ASRock Z790 Taichi
Memory: G.SKILL TRIDENT Z5 NEO DDR5-6000 16GBx2
Display Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
System Disk: Solidigm P41 Plus 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD
Radiator: 360mm AIO Liquid Cooling Radiator
Power Supply: Seasonic PRIME PX-1000
Operating System: Windows 11 Pro 22H2
The OCCT stress test on the CPU and GPU showed that the total wattage of the computer was about 916W during the test. The motherboard voltage information monitored by OCCT showed that +12V was stable at 11.904-12.096V, and +5V and +3.3V were also stable, meeting the high wattage requirements for high-end CPUs and GPUs.
The NVIDIA PACT tool was then used to test the GPU power consumption. During standby, the first set of 12V1 voltage was 12.127V / 1.315A / 15.948W, and the PCIe slot of the graphics card only consumed 4.7W of power. During gameplay, using the game “Dian Yu Ren Ke 2077” on performance settings of 4K, crazy light pursuit, and DLSS 2, the average power consumption of the GPU was about 359W, and the instantaneous maximum was 419.7W, with the 12V1 line consuming 29.9A of current.
Finally, the Furmark Xtreme burn-in test further tested the GPU power consumption. The GPU reached an average power consumption of 440.5W and an instantaneous 462.4W. The 12V1 measures 12.062V, 34.8A, 420W power consumption.
The power consumption of the i9-13900KS and RTX 4090 dual-burning is 916W, which is close to 90% of the high load capacity of the VERTEX GX-1000 power supply. This confirms that the VERTEX GX-1000 can meet the stable power requirements for high-end CPUs and GPUs.
However, if a player is using a high-end graphics card such as the flagship i9, R9 and RTX 40, it is recommended to use a power supply with a wattage of at least 1000W. The VERTEX GX-1000’s original PCIe 16-pin 12VHPWR connector and module cable is more durable than the adapter cable that comes with the graphics card, but when installing the DIY machine, it’s important to leave a wire length of at least 35mm and 3.5cm at the outlet of the connector and to make sure that the connector is fully inserted into the socket.
The Haiyun Seasonic VERTEX GX-1000 new power supply is priced at NT$ 6,490 in Taiwan. It complies with the new generation ATX 3.0 specification, supports a PCIe 16 Pin 12VHPWR connector, and has a 135mm FDB fan. It has also passed the 80 PLUS gold certification ensuring that it can meet the power supply requirements for flagship players.
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Title: The line of modules is impressive! The Seasonic VERTEX GX-1000 power supply is exceptional straight out of the package and is compatible with the ATX 3.0 and 12VHPWR standards, making it suitable for use with RTX 40 components