Rosewill Announces the 1600 Watt Hercules Power Supply Eric Garay November 28, 2012 Press Release 4 Flares 4 Flares × Just when we thought power supplies were shrinking, there are still a few AMD and NVIDIA GPUs that require a great deal of power to run in quad CrossFireX or SLI configurations. While there are quite a few 1200 watt monsters available, there are only a couple of power supplies capable of 1500 or greater watts. The Rosewill Hercules 1600 watt modular power supply cranks out the power for these kinds of systems. The 80Plus Silver Certified efficient Rosewill Hercules 1600 provides a +12V1 rail at 110 amps and a +12V2 rail at 50 amps. It's interesting that the Amperage has been split but it helps accommodate today's elite motherboards that support quad GPU configurations. It's cooled by a 135mm PWM cooling fan to make sure the 85% efficient plant is nice and cool under load. The Hercules 1600 ships in a silver case as part of the experience coupled with modular 16 PCI-E 6+2pin connectors, 16 x 5pin SATA connectors, 6 x 4pin Molex connectors, and 2 x 4pin floppy connectors (just in case). There are fixed cables that include the 20+4pin Main power connector, 8pin EPS12V connector, and 4+4pin ATX12V/EPS12v connector which comes in handy with dual 8pin connector motherboards. Keep in mind the Hercules 1600 is big! It's longer than standard power supplies. This unit measures 5.9" wide, by 9.5" long, and 3.4" tall. So make sure your computer enclosure has a little extra space. The MSRP shipping price of this unit is $399.99 from online retailers making it very appealing among the 1300 to 1500 watt competition. Full Press Release » Rosewill® unleashes the Monster, sets free the most Powerful Power Supply to join their Award Winning 80 Plus Power Supply Family – the HERCULES 1600W City of Industry, CA – Rosewill®, the recipient of multiple awards for their innovative power supplies, has decided to hold nothing back and has just unleashed a new member of their 80 Plus certified power supplies, and it’s a monster. Joining the Rosewill® power supply family such as Tachyon, FORTRESS, CAPSTONE, HIVE and SilentNight, Rosewill® is proud to present, HERCULES, 1600W of raw power. The most powerful power supply Rosewill® has released and it’s built ready to power the biggest, toughest, and most Extreme Ultimate PC Gaming Enthusiast machine. The HERCULES is packaged in a deluxe silver casing, and with 1600W, it’s built ready to carry your computer gaming energy needs to the next level. The 80 Plus Silver certified HERCULES 1600W power supply adopts a 135mm silent fan which features an auto fan control to regulate the fan speed to keep it cool while also incorporating a Turbo button to rev the fan to maximum performance. HERCULES features 16 6+2 pin PCI-E connectors, 16!, to support power hungry top high end motherboards requiring multiple 6 or 8 pin PCI-E connectors and also power a 4 way SLI or Crossfire for the highest-end GPU PC Gaming setup. Also included are an attached 8-pin EPS, 4+4 pin EPS, and 24-pin ATX, and support for sleeved modular cabling with up to 16 SATA power connectors. With an efficiency rating up to 89%, you’ll get the maximum performance from each HERCULES power supply which will be available only in a 1600W rating. The 80 Plus Silver rating translates into cooler temperatures providing the opportunity to use a silent 135mm fan. Equipped with a dual 12V rail providing 110A and 50A and bundled with 16 6+2 pin PCI-e connectors, HERCULES is here to serve the PC Gaming Enthusiast who is looking for the power supply to bring the computer gaming energy needs to the next level.