Cougar has presented its ATX 3.0 standard PSU models at this year's Computex event - in the shape of Polar X2
and GEX X2
offerings - with both families sporting HDB fans and 12+4 Pin 12VHPWR connectors for PCI Express 5.0 support. The Polar X2 has been introduced as the company's next generation flagship power supply unit - it is fully modular and 80 Plus Platinum certified. Cougar boasts that its pair of Polar X2 1200 W and 1050 W units will "service the new era of graphics cards, driving smarter, greener and more reliable power performance." These PSUs feature 100% Japanese-manufactured capacitors - the premium-grade components are advertised to extend unit operational lifespans by 300%. Cougar boasts that its range-topping power supply is more than prepared to take on the most modern and demanding GPU technologies, including NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 40 Series cards.
The GEX X2 lineup is comprised of 1200, 1000, 850, 750 and 650 W output offerings according to larger banners exhibited at Computex - Cougar's own website and online PR material only list 1000 W and 850 W. The fully modular GEX X2 is advertised as one of the most compact energy-efficient 80 Plus Gold certified PSUs - it also packs high quality 100% Japanese-manufactured capacitors. Cougar reckons that the unit's diminutive dimensions (length is measured as 140 mm) somewhat hide an energy efficient powerhouse. The GEX X2's modest footprint opens up many options when it comes to various PC build sizes and power requirements.
The Polar X2 1200 W and Polar X2 1050 W models have MSRPs set at $269.99 and US$229.99 (respectively) with availability in Q3 2023.
The GEX X2 1000 W and GEX X2 850 W models have MSRPs set at $179.99 and US$149.99 (respectively) with availability in Q3 2023.
The prices are about equal with their competitors.