The fully modular power supply with a stylish aluminum housing and individually sheathed cables is equally interesting for design enthusiasts, overclockers and gaming enthusiasts. With its well thought-out structure, first-class technology and an efficiency of up to 95.8 percent, the Dark Power 12 achieves absolute top values in efficiency with 1,000 watts and can be operated as a single-rail or multi-rail power supply.
The features of the be quiet! Dark Power 12 with 1,000 watts at a glance:
Powerful high-end power supply unit with 1,000 watts of continuous output
Highest efficiency level with 80 PLUS Titanium (up to 95.8%)
Fully digital control (PFC, LLC, SR / 12V) and full bridge topology
Patented and frameless Silent Wings fan
Full-surface and fine-meshed fan grille increases the air throughput
Overclocking Key: Operation as single-rail or multi-rail possible
High-end technology and well thought-out construction ensure durability and improved cooling
Elegant aluminum housing and individually sheathed cables
10 year manufacturer's guarantee
The be quiet! Dark Power 12 with 1,000 watts in detail
The discreet aluminum housing and the individually sheathed cables of the Dark Power 12 ensure a minimalist and elegant appearance. The full-surface, fine-meshed fan grille is particularly eye-catching. The huge grille facilitates air exchange. Directly behind it sits a frameless Silent Wings fan with a diameter of 135 mm. Together with the funnel-shaped air inlet, this cools the power supply almost silently.
In order to achieve the maximum efficiency of an incredible 95.8 percent, only first-class electronics are used. The high-end power supply uses high-quality Japanese capacitors that are certified for operating temperatures of 105 ° C. A fully digital control and the full bridge topology ensure regulation and residual ripple on a world-class level. The wireless internal design also contributes to improved cooling performance and component life expectancy.
Single or multi-rail with excellent performance
This version of the Dark Power 12 provides a full 1,000 watts of continuous power. The so-called overclocking key is a very special feature. This is a switch that allows the power supply to be operated as a single or multi-rail power supply, if desired. Depending on the switch position, the 12 V line is operated either on four independent lines or as a single, solid line.
In single-rail operation, the 12 V line offers a combined current of 83 amps with a total output of 1,000 watts. In multi-rail operation, each of the four individual lines provides 32 or 40 amperes.
The advantage: Split 12 V rails offer greater operational reliability, but only have a limited load-bearing capacity individually. If a single component sucks more than one of the split lines allows - which can happen with extreme overclocking - then the power supply is deactivated. With a single connected 12-volt line, however, the load limit is only reached with the maximum output of the combined 12-V power.
The connection portfolio also leaves little to be desired. It has a fully modular design, which guarantees maximum flexibility and minimal cable clutter. Even server boards with two CPU sockets and the need for two 8-pin EPS connections are no problem. A total of eight PCIe connectors with 6 + 2-pin are available for the graphics cards. The peripherals with 13 SATA, five 4-pin Molex and a floppy connector are just as generous.
Also worth mentioning are the ten-year guarantee and the free on-site exchange (within Germany and France) in the first year. In the event of a defect on your own front door, the power supply unit will be exchanged for a functioning one within 48 hours. Long waiting times due to shipping, manufacturer checks, etc. are a thing of the past.
- Dimensions: 150 x 86 x 175 mm (W x H x D)
- Fan: 135 mm (SilentWings, 11.2 - 25.8 dB (A))
- Efficiency: 95.8 at 50% load and 230 volts input voltage, including 80 PLUS Titanium certificate.
- Active PFC (0.99)
- Form factor: ATX 12V 2.52 / EPS 12V 2.92
- Continuous power: 1,000 W.
- + 3.3V: 25 A
- + 5V: 25 A
- 3.3V + 5V: 125 W.
- + 12V1: 32 A
- + 12V2: 32 A
- + 12V3: 40 A
- + 12V4: 40 A
- + 12V (combined): 996 W / 83 A
-12V: 0.5 A (6 W)
- + 5Vsb: 3 A (15 W)
- Connections (modular):
- 1x 20 + 4-pin (600 mm)
- 1x 4 + 4-pin (EPS12V, 700 mm)
- 1x 8-pin (EPS12V, 700 mm)
- 1x 4 + 4-pin (ATX12V, EPS12V)
- 8x 6 + 2-pin PCIe (600 mm)
- 13x SATA
- 5x 4-pole Molex
- 1x floppy
- 1x overclocking key (600 mm)
- Cable length: 60 - 120 cm
- Protection circuits:
OVP (protection against overvoltage and undervoltage)
- UVP (undervoltage protection)
- SCP (short circuit)
- OPP (overload)
- OTP (overtemperature protection)
- OCP (overcurrent on rails +12, +3.3 and +5 volts)
- Manufacturer's guarantee: 10 years