Years ago Ultra Products pioneered the worlds first modular power supply. Following in the footsteps of their success came the X2 and X3 series, with each successive generation further improving on the basic design. Today we are graced with the latest PSU in Ultra’s long lineage, the X4.
For many in enthusiast circles cable management has become pivotal . With so many high end components generating exceptional amounts of heat, users must pay close attention to the airflow in their cases. Nothing can make that more of a challenge than having a power supply with its myriad of cables getting in the way. The Ultra X series has long since filled the “giving only what we need” desire with its fully modular interface.
At a glance the X4 has kept with tradition and maintained the same modular design that made the x3 generation before it so popular. The list of different connection types is vast , promising the end user the cables they require, regardless of their chosen setup. The X4 however is not just a carbon copy its predecessor, Ultra has made some noticeable changes. Gone is the typical mirror finish we saw on the x3 series and in its place is a very subtle yet aggressive matte black finish. As well the ‘Flex Force’ cables have be ousted, replaced instead with a more mainstream standard sleeved design as commonly found on current modular PSU’s
A first for any Ultra PSU is the 80Plus Bronze certification. Long since being a point of contention in a market place flooded with high efficiency models, it is good that Ultra has finally achieved what so many before it have already done.
While some models are available now, the X4 lineup will be fully unveiled before calendar year end. Models will start at 500W and work their way up to 1600W.