OCZ Z1000 power supply has over 90% efficiency

Posted on Friday, Apr 03 2009 @ 02:24 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
OCZ announced its upcoming 1000W Z-series PSU has been certified for 80 Plus Gold, while the 650W and 550W models have received 80 Plus Silver certification. The OCZ Z-series will be launched this Spring, there will be modular and non-modular editions.

The 80 Plus test results show the OCZ Z1000 offers an efficiency of 90.93 percent at 50 percent load, at full load the efficiency is 89.20 percent and at a load of 20 percent it has an efficiency of 88.23 percent. Pretty impressive numbers.

The Z650 offers an efficiency of up to 89.19 percent at 50 percent load, 87.31 percent at full load and 86.80 percent at 20 percent load. The Z550 delivers similar numbers, this model has up to 88.91 percent efficiency at 50 percent load, 87.54 percent at full load and 86.20 percent at 20 percent load.
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and PC components, is pleased to announce that their Z-Series line of PSUs have been certified at the highest efficiency levels by 80 Plus®, making the power supplies an exceptional choice for power users demanding the ultimate in performance and efficiency. As one of the first consumer PSUs to meet the strict requirements of the 80 Plus Gold 90% efficiency standard, the Z1000 is now in production and is slated to be the first 1KW power supply available to end-users with the prestigious 80 Plus Gold rating. In addition to the 1000W configuration, two Silver 80 Plus rated power supplies are included in the series—the Z550 and Z650.

“The Z-Series is the culmination of close to two years of development time within our Power Management division and their partners” commented Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management at the OCZ Technology Group. “OCZ power supplies now stand at the very forefront of efficiency and performance, offering end-users the ultimate solution for their future-proof build, maximum performance without compromise, cutting-edge power conversion efficiency, a single +12V rail to support over-clocking efforts, optimal thermal management, a standard ATX footprint, extremely low audible fan noise, and by preference, a modular or non-modular configuration (Z1000 or Z1000M).”

OCZ Z-Series PSU’s push the envelope in power efficiency, and at typical load the Z1000 delivers over 90% efficiency, making it an excellent contender for high-end systems and workstations that require both maximum performance and efficiency. Close behind, the Z650 exhibits over 89% efficiency at typical load.

The Z1000 will be available in both modular and non-modular editions, allowing end-users to choose the ultimate solution for their application and unique preferences. For mid-range wattage needs, the Silver-rated 550W and 650W will also be offered. The Z-Series will be widely available later this spring and come backed with a 5 year warranty for true peace of mind.

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Re: OCZ Z1000 power supply has over 90% efficiency
by Anonymous on Monday, Jun 08 2009 @ 06:01 CEST
Where can I buy this?