Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 ARGB 750W PSU Review

The Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 ARGB 750 besides the RGB lighting also boasts ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 compatibility, thanks to the 300W 12VHPWR connector that accompanies it. Should you prefer it over the non-RGB GF3 model? Read the review to find out! 

High Power makes the Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 ARGB line, while the non-ARGB GF3 models with up to 1200W capacity are by CWT. It will be interesting to see how the 750W models perform against each other and other popular offerings in this category. Regarding ATX v3.0 PSUs, this Wattage category is not among the most popular because buyers usually prefer 850W or stronger options. I dare say that 750W should be the minimum for a potent gaming system, especially if you also want to be future-proof, given that no one can know the power requirements of the future GPU generations, by both AMD and NVIDIA, with Intel also wanting a piece of the GPU market.

The Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 ARGB 750 is an ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 ready PSU featuring a 300W 12VHPWR connector, meaning that this PSU is not for RTX 4090 and 4080 cards. It won’t have a problem, though, with lower models (e.g., 4070 Ti, 4070, and the upcoming 4060 Ti). Before you whine about the 300W setting of its 12VHPWR connector, you should consider the overall low maximum power of 750W. Given that an i9-13900K can go as high as 365W sustained with more than 450W power spikes, it is natural to restrict the GPU connector to 300W maximum sustained power.


Cybenetics Report


Technical Specifications:
  • Manufacturer (OEM): High Power
  • Max Power: 750W
  • Cybenetics Efficiency: [115V] Cybenetics Platinum (89-91%)
  • 80 Plus Efficiency: Gold
  • Noise: Cybenetics Standard+ (35-40 dB[A])
  • Compliance: ATX v3.0, EPS 2.92
  • Operating Temperature (Continuous Full Load): 0 – 40°C
  • Alternative Low Power Mode support: Yes
  • Power 12V: 750W
  • Number of 12V rails: 1
  • Power 5V + 3.3v: 100W
  • Power 5VSB: 15W
  • Cooling: 140mm Hydraulic Bearing Fan [TT-1425 (A1425S12S-2)]
  • Semi-Passive Operation: ✓ (selectable)
  • Modular Design: Yes (Fully)
  • High Power Connectors: 2x EPS (single cable), 4x PCIe 6+2 pin (2x cables), 1x PCIe 12+4 pin (300W)
  • Peripheral Connectors: 12x SATA (3x cables), 4x 4-pin Molex (single cable)
  • ATX Cable Length: 600mm
  • EPS/EPS#2 Cable Length:650mm +155mm
  • Distance between SATA: 155mm
  • Distance between 4-pin Molex connectors: 150mm
  • In-cable capacitors: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 150 mm x 85 mm x 160 mm
  • Weight: 1.59 kg (3.51 lb)
  • Warranty: ten years
  • MSRP (excluding VAT): $160 ($180 for the 850W model)
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