FSP Hydro PTM X PRO 1000W Power Supply Impressions - SFF Gen 5.0 With The Platinum Goodness! (2023)

FSP, the manufacturer of high-end PSU (Power Supply Units) currently offers its flagship design as a part of its Hydro series. The company has a vast array of options starting at 500W & all the way up to 1200W.

We have been taking a look at various Hydro series supplies from FSP for the past few months and the company more recently announced that its latest ATX 3.0 / Gen 5.0 designs are now available in retail. During this time, the company sent us its brand-new Hydro PTM X Pro, a brand new 1000W unit that is rated 80 Plus Platinum so let's check it out.

FSP Hydro PTM X PRO 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum PSU Specifications

So starting with our unit, we have got the FSP Hydro PTM X PRO 1000 unit which is an 80+ Platinum design meaning that it's going to offer some outclass power efficiency. It's a fully modular design like the rest of the Hydro series units we tested and comes with a conformal coating that adds to its durability, preventing it from carrying dust, strains, or corrosion from humidity.

Coming to the specifications, the FSP Hydro PTM X PRO 1000W unit we got offers a maximum DC output of 1000 Watts and an active PFC. It's an 80 PLUS Platinum unit with efficiency rated at greater than or over 92%. The PSU is fully compliant with Intel's C6 & C7 power states and has an operating temp of 0-50C while the Japanese bulk capacitors are rated at up to 450V & 105C. The PSU is fully IEC/EN 62638 certified.

Some protection features that you get on the FSP Hydro PTM X Pro series PSUs include:

  • Over Voltage Protection
  • Under Voltage Protection
  • Over Power Protection
  • Over Temperature Protection
  • Over Current Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
Rated Output Power1000W
Form FactorATX
80 PLUS CertificationPlatinum
Input Voltage100-240V
Input Current13-6A
Input Frequency50-60Hz
Fan TypeFDB fan, 120mm
Dimensions(L x W x H)130×150×86 mm
Operation Temp.100,000 Hrs
ProtectionOCP, OVP OPP, SCP, OTP

The design is one of the highlights as FSP went with a smaller 130mm enclosure which should go well with SFF PC builds. The cooling is provided by a top-mounted semi-fanless FDB fan. There's a switch on the back of the PSU reading 'ECO' which is used to disable the fan operation, leading to slightly lower power consumption. The fan itself is a non-PWM and fluid dynamic bearing design. FSP ships the Hydro PTM X PRO 1000W PSU with a 10-year warranty and is currently listed for a price of $279.99 US over at Newegg.

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Some main features of the FSP Hydro PTM X Pro series include:

  • Complies with the latest Intel power supply design guide
  • Efficiency ≧ 92% @ typical load
  • Active PFC ≧ 0.9
  • 450V, 105°C Japanese bulk capacitors
  • Japanese electrolytic capacitors
  • Industrial-grade design with conformal coating application
  • +12V single-rail design
  • +5V & 3.3V DC to DC module design
  • Eco semi-fanless fan control switch
  • 120mm fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) fan
  • Fully modular cabling design
  • Black flat cables
  • Changeable side stickers for DIY enthusiasts and gamers
  • Complete protection: OCP/OVP/OPP/SCP/OTP
AC Input100-240Vac~ 13-6A50-60Hz (Not for China)
200-240Vac~ 6A 50-60Hz (Only for China)
DC Output+3.3V+5V+12V-12V+5Vsb
Max Output Current20A20A83.33A0.3A3A
Max Combined Power120W1000W18.6W
Total Power1000W

FSP Hydro PTM X PRO 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum 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 the 80 Plus Platinum rating, High-Power Density design, a 10-year warranty, and Japanese Bulk capacitors.

The back side also offers a list of features which we have detailed above and we will get to more details in our tear-down in a bit.

Opening the package reveals an interesting label that reads 'Power Never Ends' which is the main motto of the FSP Lifestyle brand. Within the package, the PSU unit is held between foam packaging to protect it during shipping while the cables are supplied in their own separate pouch. There are also several stickers that can be placed on the sides of the PSU & a Hydro PTM X Pro series guidebook. There are also four screws supplied with the PSU for installation within your casing.

One of the more interesting accessories within the package is this right-angled connector that can be plugged into the 24-pin cable, allowing for easier installation to the motherboard.

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The PSU itself is packaged in a plastic cover. Looking at the PSU, we can see the use of conformal coating throughout the interior. This is a 130mm chassis which makes it really small and easier to manage within crammed-up PC cases.

On the back, you can see the power plug, the power switch, the Eco mode switch, and a large mesh panel that acts as an exhaust vent.

Now depending on how you use the PSU, the bottom panel reads the specifications and power ratings. The PSU is rated to output a maximum of 83.33A and 1000W through the 12V rails.

The sides of the PSU have a nice FSP Hydro PTM X Pro logo which can be replaced with stickers within the packaging.

Coming to the connectors, there are two 8-Pin CPU connectors, 1 PCIe 12+4 (12VHPWR), three PCI-e 8-pin connectors, an ATX 24-pin (14+10 pin) ATX connector, & five 5-pin connectors for peripherals.

The cables within the packaging pouch include the ATX 20+4 pin, a Gen5 connector, two 4+4 pin CPU connectors, 6 PCIe 6+2 connectors, 12 SATA connectors, 3 MOLEX connectors, & a single floppy connector.

Opening up the unit, we are greeted with a very high-end design making use of Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors. As mentioned above in the features, the PSU utilizes Japanese-grade capacitors which are a mix of both electrolytic and polymer designs. The whole unit has high-quality solder. There are also several heatsinks within the PSU that provide adequate cooling.

Lastly, we have the fan which is an MGA12012XF-I25 design from Protechnic Electric with a 12V 0.52A design and features a fluid bearing.

Modular CablesCable CountConnector Count (Total)GaugeIn Cable Capacitors
ATX connector 20+4 pin (600mm)1118-22AWGNo
4+4 pin EPS12V (700mm)2218AWGNo
6+2 pin PCIe (650mm+150mm)2418AWGNo
6+2 pin PCIe (500mm+150mm)1218AWGNo
12+4 pin PCIe 600W (700mm)1116-24AWGNo
SATA (500mm+150mm+150mm+150mm)2818AWGNo
SATA (500mm+150mm) / 4-pin Molex (+150mm+100mm)24 / 418AWGNo
SATA (500mm+150mm) / 4-pin Molex (+150mm) / FDD (+150mm)12 / 1 / 118-22AWGNo
AC Power Cord (1350mm) - C13 coupler1118AWG-

FSP Hydro PTM X PRO 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum PSU Final Impressions

FSP continues to expand its Hydro lineup with more powerful PSU options that conform to the latest PCIe Gen 5 and ATX 3.0 standards. The company has one of the widest arrays of options for next-gen PCs and the Hydro PTM X Pro series is the latest addition to the lineup which continues to be just as impressive as the last ones.

With the Hydro PTM X PRO series, FSP looks to be achieving two things. The first was a high-quality PSU design that had no issues running our test bed featuring an RTX 4090 and an Intel Core i9-13900K CPU at overclocked specs. The PSU is designed to handle concurrent spikes of 4x the PC's standard power load.

The second is a form factor that is not that common in the Platinum PSU space. With its 130mm design, the FSP Hydro PTM X PRO PSU lineup makes for a great choice for any kind of PC, especially SFF designs which are made even better with their fully modular design. The pricing might be on the high side with FSP asking $280 US for the unit but we have seen some other quality designs in a similar price range and know that this is a Gen 5 +ATX 3.0 PSU with very capable hardware within it, you won't go wrong by investing in this powerful yet small PSU choice.

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