Impressions of the FSP Hydro G PRO 1000W power supply

FSP, a manufacturer of high-end PSUs (Power Supply Units), is currently introducing its flagship design as part of its Hydro Series. The company has a wide range of options starting from 500 watts up to 1200 watts. The family branding is interesting because it reads “Hydro” however, only one high-end unit within the family actually supports hybrid cooling as part of a collaboration with custom ring assemblies manufacturer, Bitspower.

FSP Hydro G PRO 1000W 80 PLUS GOLD PSU Specifications

The rest of the Hydro range sticks to the traditional air-cooled design. So starting with our unit we got the FSP Hydro G PRO 1000W unit which is an 80+ GOLD compliant power supply. It’s a modular design just like the rest of the Hydro G series and comes with a matching coating that increases its durability and prevents it from holding dust, stress, or corrosion from moisture.

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According to the specifications, the FSP Hydro G PRO module we obtained offers a maximum DC output of 1000W and an active PFC. It is an 80 PLUS Gold unit with a rated efficiency of over 90%. The PSU is fully compatible with Intel’s C6 and C7 power cases and has an operating temperature range of 0-50 degrees Celsius. PSU is fully IEC/EN 62638 certified.

Some of the protection features you get on FSP Hydro G PRO Series PSUs include:

  • Overvoltage protection
  • under voltage protection
  • On power protection
  • Over temperature protection
  • over current protection
  • Short circuit protection
Model HG2-1000
Rated output power 1000 watts
form factor ATX
80 PLUS certification gold
input voltage 100 to 240 volts AC
current input 16-6a
input frequency 50-60 Hz
PFC Active PFC
efficiency 90%
fan type FDB fan, 120mm
Dimensions (L x W x H) 150 x 150 x 86 mm
temperature process. 0-50
protection OCP, OVP, OPP, SCP, OTP

As for the design of the PSU, it comes in ATX form factor and measures 150 x 86 x 150mm while weighing 1.72kg or 3.79lbs. Cooling is provided by a 120mm top mounted fan featuring semi-passive fan drive and based on the Protechnic Electric MGA12012XF-O25. The smaller ATX form factor is a plus.

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There is a switch on the back of the PSU that reads “ECO” which is used to disable the fan from running, resulting in slightly lower power consumption. The fan itself is a non-PWM fluid dynamic bearing design. FSP ships the Hydro G PRO 1000W PSU with a 10-year warranty and it should be $160-170 or thereabouts since their old G-series PSUs were priced at $159.99.

Some of the key features of the FSP Hydro G PRO series include:

  • Latest ready CPU from Intel
  • Global safety approved
  • High efficiency ≧ 92%
  • Rugged +12V rail design
  • Quiet and lasting cooling
  • Full Japanese electrolytic capacitors
  • Compatibility with the latest ATX 12V v2.52 and EPS 12 v2.92 standards
  • Intelligent fan speed control circuit design
  • Full protection OCP, OVP, SCP, OPP, OTP, UVP
  • High wattage with 80PLUS Gold certification
  • Unique product ID with interchangeable side stickers for DIY enthusiasts and gamers
AC input 100-240Vac ~ 12-6A 50-60Hz
DC output + 3.3 volts +5 volts +12 volts -12 volts +5vsb
Max output current 20 a 20 a 83.33 a 0.3 a 2.5a
maximum combined force 120 watts 1000 watts 3.6 watts 12.5 watts
Total energy 1000 watts
Total energy 1200 watts

FSP Hydro G PRO 1000W 80 PLUS Gold PSU Unboxing & Close Up

The unit we received comes in a large blue and black colored package with a picture of the PSU on the front. The front also lists several features such as 0db Zero Noise Eco mode, use of Japanese electronic capacitors, support for triple CPU headers, and support for the latest CPUs.

The backside also offers a list of features which we detailed above and we’ll get into more detail in our teardown in a bit.

Opening the package reveals an interesting sticker that says “Power Never Ends” which is the main slogan of the FSP Lifestyle brand. Inside the package, the PSU is sandwiched between foam packaging to protect it during shipping while the cables are provided in their own separate bag. There are also several stickers that can be placed on the sides of the PSU and Hydro G Pro series manual. There are also four screws included with the PSU for mounting to the inside of your casing.

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One of the most interesting accessories inside the package is this right-angle connector that can be connected to a 24-pin cable, allowing for easy installation on the motherboard.

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The PSU itself is enclosed in a plastic cover. Looking at the PSU, we can see matching paint was used throughout the interior. The PSU also has a lot of weight which gives you a hint of the quality component features it has.

At the back, you can see the power plug, power switch, eco mode switch, and a large grille panel that serves as an exhaust vent.

Now depending on how you use the PSU, the bottom panel reads the specs and power ratings. The PSU is rated for a maximum output of 83.33 Amps and 1000 Watts through the 12V rails.

The sides of the PSU have a cute FSP Hydro G Pro logo that can be replaced with stickers inside the package.

Coming to the connectors, there are two 8-pin CPU connectors, one PCIe 12+4 (12VHPWR), three 8-pin PCI-e connectors, one 24-pin (14+10-pin) ATX connector, and five 5-pin hardware connectors. terminal.

The cables in the packaging bag include an ATX 20 + 4-pin Gen5 connector, three 4 + 4-pin CPU connectors, 8 PCIe 6 + 2 connectors, 14 SATA connectors, 5 MOLEX connectors and one floppy connector.

Upon opening the unit we are greeted with a very sophisticated design using Infineon FETs and a mix of Chemi-con and Rubycon capacitors. There are also double bridge rectifiers that can handle up to 50 amps of current. The PFC controller is the ICE2PCS02G IC. There are also four FETs installed in a full bridge topology that are controlled by the Champion CM6901T2X IC. As mentioned above in the features, the PSU uses Japanese grade capacitors which are a combination of electrolytic and polymer designs. The entire unit has high quality welding. There are also several heatsinks inside the PSU that provide adequate cooling.

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Finally, we have the MGA12012XF-A25 fan from Protechnic Electric that has a 12V 0.51A design and features a liquid bearing.

modular cables number of cables Number of conductors (total) Scale cable capacitors
ATX 20 + 4-pin (600 mm) connector 1 1 18-22AWG number
4 + 4 pin EPS12V (700mm) 2 2 18AWG number
6 + 2-pin PCIe (650mm + 150mm) 2 4 18AWG number
6 + 2-pin PCIe (500mm + 150mm) 1 2 18AWG number
12 + 4-pin PCIe 600W (700mm) 1 1 16-24AWG number
SATA (500mm + 150mm + 150mm + 150mm) 2 8 18AWG number
SATA (500mm + 150mm) / 4-pin Molex (+150mm + 100mm) 2 4/4 18AWG number
SATA (500mm + 150mm) / Molex 4pin (+150mm) / FDD (+150mm) 1 2/1/1 18-22AWG number
AC Power Cord (1350mm) – C13 Coupler 1 1 18AWG

FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W 80 PLUS GOLD PSU

In our previous review of the Hydro PTM Pro, I found the 1200W 80+ Platinum unit to be a very solid option for new PCs, but one thing I did complain about was the lack of ATX 3.0 specs including the ability to support the latest Gen5 standard. Well, FSP addresses this issue with its new Hydro G Pro lineup that has been updated to meet current generation standards.

While the FPS Hydro G Pro series aren’t the 80+ Platinum designs that the PTM series can boast of, the 80 PLUS Gold design should be more than enough to hold a powerful graphics card like the RTX 4090, and the added Gen5 ’12VHPWR cable makes sure you don’t have to run around in Too much clutter when it comes to cable management. I’ve tried different configurations to test the PSU, with OC and Non-OC on, and the PSU managed fine without any issues. One thing I’ve noticed is that the ATX 3.0 modular PSUs I’ve tested so far have a smaller footprint compared to ATX 2.0 designs and that’s obviously a good thing if you’re working with limited chassis space.

The FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W is just as solid as the Hydro PTM kit, giving users the advantage of ATX 3.0, PCIe Gen5.0, and solid performance out of the box, at around $160 USD.

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