Montech Titan Gold 1200W (ATX 3.0 compatible) power supply
Today we’re putting the new Montech Titan Gold 1200W power supply on our test bench. The company, established in 2016, is mainly known for its chassis but also has coolers and peripherals. The Montech Titan Gold is not the only 80 Plus Gold certified series from this company, as there are also:
- Century Mini
- Gamma II
Additionally, there are 80 Plus Bronze – Alpha X/Beta, and 80 Plus White – AP series. But coming back to the Titan Gold, it’s available in the following variants:
- 1200 W (which we’re checking)
- 1000 W
- 850 W
- 750 W
It has ATX 3.0 and PCIe Gen 5.0 compatibility. What does it mean in practice? Mainly it’s 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. Compared to ATX 2.X, which supports high load peaks but does not define a maximum above the nominal power of the power supply, ATX 3.0 represents clear target values - specifically, the PCIe connection for the graphics card must allow load changes of up to three times the power consumption. Additionally, all Titan Gold 1200W models offer up to five (in 1000-1200 W models, four for the 750-850 W variants) “traditional” PCIe 6+2 connectors for complete compatibility with the graphics card.
Under the hood, we have CWT’s (well-known for its quality and reliability) CSZ platform – which offers ATX 3.0 compatibility and good performance. Montech Titan Gold 1200W is an ATX power supply with a semi-passive mode. This time, it’s an 1200 Watt model (in black) with an 80 PLUS® Gold certificate, meaning it’s 90% efficient at 50% load @ 115 V and 92% 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 and won’t become cheaper. Speaking of the fan – it’s 135 mm with PWM control that allows lower noise and keeps thermals in check. It’s possible to disable the fanless mode.
Montech Titan Gold 1200W 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 colour variants, the only one available is black, but that’s typical for this kind of product. There are also 750, 850, and 1000-watt versions to choose from. The 10200 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. Montech Titan Gold 1200W is built with 100% Japanese capacitors and other premium components to achieve 80 Plus Gold Certification; thus, that provides enhanced reliability and durability. The unit is compact, measuring 160 mm x 150 mm x 86 mm. A 10-year warranty backs Montech Titan Gold 1200W. The MSRPs are:
- TITAN GOLD 750W: $139
- TITAN GOLD 850W: $149
- TITAN GOLD 1000W: $169
- TITAN GOLD 1200W: $199
Ok, let’s check out this PSU from Montech, shall we?