be quiet! is working on some new power supplies. In January 2008 the firm will release 450W, 550W and 650W Dark Power Pro First Class power supplies and in March we can expect 750W, 850W, 1000W and 1200W models.
According to the specifications these PSUs have an efficiency of up to 88%!
On the communications side, be quiet! is using the “First-Class” logo as a quality seal, to confirm the excellent functions, powerful performance and comprehensive service of its Dark Power Pro models. This will also help to underline the product’s value and establish the be quiet! brand as a specialist in the market for quality high-end power supplies in the mid- to high-priced segment. The advantages of “First Class” can be summed up in the following three basic ideas:
First Class Technology covers all the key characteristics that really count when building a PC system. The outstanding features of the “First Class” technology used in the new Dark Power Pro models include ECASO technology, high efficiency rate (88%), the number of 12v circuits and the silent operation of the PSU fan. ECASO technology controls the speed of the PSU fan and up to a maximum of 4 additional casing fans, according to temperature.
With First Class Connectivity, the manufacturer combines all the technological advantages that are important outside the housing: the Dark Power Pro models offer future-proof cable management and the highest possible compatibility with all mainboards and graphic cards. The power supplies are fitted with at least 16 cable sets, of which up to 14 are removable. The units also have 2 PCIe 6+2-pin connectors for SLI and Crossfire graphic card systems. A special feature of the new Dark Power Pro models is a non-interchangeable, intelligent connection concept. There is a special colour coding system on the power supply connections and also on one side of the modular power cables that prevents any mix-up of the cable directions. For a tidier PC, an all-in-one cable is supplied, enabling two Molex, two SATA connectors and a floppy drive to be grouped together in a single bundle.
More info will be available within a couple of weeks.