FSP Hydro Ti Pro 1000W (ATX 3.0) power supply
Today we’re putting the new FSP Hydro Ti Pro 1000W (ATX 3.0) power supply on our test bench. The company (Fortron Source Power) is mainly known for the PSUs but also makes some chassis and the UPSes. It’s the fourth PSU from them that we’re checking. The last one was the Hydro G Pro 1000W (ATX 3.0 compliant), reviewed in February (and it earned the “Approved” award), and the earlier ones like FSP HYDRO PTM PRO 1200 (also “Approved”) and FSP DAGGER PRO 850. The Hydro Ti Pro debuted in April ’23 and consisted of two variants, with an output of 850 and 1000 W (we are checking in that article). It’s a PSU that already has ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 compliance from the beginning.
What does it mean in reality? Mainly the implementation of the PCI-Express 5.0 generation’s power connector. These new power supplies carry the latest 12VHPWR power connector designed to deliver up to 600W of raw, unhindered power to the graphics card. With completely isolated terminals for added protection, they come fully remastered to handle the dramatic power spikes many of the newer high-end graphic cards draw on max load.
Under the hood, we have an FSP platform with the highest quality and reliability that distinguishes this brand. FSP Hydro Ti Pro 1000W (ATX 3.0) is a (gray) ATX power supply with a semi-passive mode. This time, it’s an 1000 Watt model with an 80 PLUS® Titanium certificate, which means that it’s 94% efficient at 50% load @ 115 V and 96% efficient @ 230 V. It is crucial because less consumed energy goes to waste (at least not in a significant amount), and that should affect your energy bill. It is essential in these wicked times, where energy prices skyrocketed recently. The fan is a 135 mm FDB unit with PWM control that allows lower noise and keeps thermals in check. It’s possible to turn off the fanless mode. FSP HYDRO TI PRO 1000W (ATX 3.0) is a fully modular PSU; even though the motherboard connectors are not permanently attached to the housing, you still must use most of them. Nearly all cases have a power supply shroud now (at least ATX-sized ones do), so the unit and the cables (with ribbon design for enthusiasts) will be hidden in most scenarios. There are no color variants, the only one available (in regular sales) is black, but that’s typical for this kind of product. The provided sample is from a special VIP edition, and it’s gray.
There’s also an 850 Watt version to choose from. The 1000 Watts available in the reviewed unit should be enough for most users; even an i9 13900K combined with the Geforce RTX 4090 shouldn’t be a problem. The FSP HYDRO TI PRO 1000W (ATX 3.0) is built with 100% Japanese capacitors and other premium components to achieve 80 Plus Titanium Certification; thus, that provides enhanced reliability and durability.
Ok, let’s check out this PSU from FSP, shall we? The unit is compact (for its wattage), measuring 150 mm x 150 mm x 86 mm. The retail price is about 349 USD (and it’s quite steep), and the 850W variant is 299 USD. A 10-year warranty backs FSP HYDRO TI PRO 1000W (ATX 3.0).