FSP is perhaps not the best known name in the computer power supply market in our market. Earlier this month, Hardware Info visited the brand in Taiwan to hear about the latest developments.
The company not only sells power supplies under its own brand, but as an OEM it is also responsible for many power supplies sold under other brands. You often do not see the original brand. In addition to power supplies, it also markets cabinets. In addition, the company expects to launch its first processor coolers on the market in 2024.
Who is FSP?
The head office is located in Taiwan, where part of the production is also located. It has a lot of equipment for product development. This makes it a leader and is even able to carry out certification tests, with which it can bring products to the market.
In addition to PC power supplies, it also offers UPS systems and is increasingly focusing on sustainable energy. For the latter segment, it offers storage systems and inverters for solar panels.
In addition to manufacturing in Taiwan, it also has factories in China and Vietnam. The company is one of the founders of the PC power supply industry and launched the first power supply according to the then brand new ATX standard on the market in 1993.
Other company milestones include the first power supply with a silent 12cm fan, and the first redundant power supply in PC format. It also launched a water-cooled power supply in 2017. The ATX standard has continued to develop and we are now back to version 3.1 of the standard.
Completely new line-up
The brand is marketing more and more products under its own name. In addition to computer power supplies, it also offers cabinets and also wants to claim a position in the cooler market.
The line-up of power supplies is very extensive, but will be completely redesigned before 2024. Even at FSP they admit that the naming is not very clear. That is why the program is being adjusted. Simple systems can be equipped with an affordable and simple Vita. The Advan series is intended for standard use, high-end users can go to the Mega and Dagger models.
Using the letters in the product name you can see whether a power supply is equipped with fixed or modular cabling.
The absolute high-end is the new Cannon Pro, which offers a total power of 2,500W. Thanks to the six PCI Express connections, this model is suitable for controlling multiple high-end video cards.
FSP is also launching a number of new cabinets on the market. The CUT593P stands out because of the smart cabling system and the removable, magnetic front.
The cheaper CUT593 follows this design, but is supplied without pre-mounted extension cables.
The CMT580 is an entry-level model with fewer luxurious features, but does have two 12cm fans on board as standard.