OCZ has introduced four Z-Series power supplies, these units are available in 850W and 1000W models with and without modular cables. They set themselves apart from the pack by offering 80 Plus Gold certification, test reports from 80 Plus indicate the modular 1000W model features an efficiency of 88.23 percent at 20 percent load, 90.93 percent at 50 percent load and 89.20 percent at full load. The test report of the modular 850W unit shows this model has an efficiency of 88.04 percent at 20 percent load, 90.63 percent at half load and 89.06 percent at full load.
The OCZ Z-Series PSUs are cooled by a 135mm fan and are certified to operate at industrial levels (50°C). The 1000W model features one powerful 83A +12V rail, while the 850W model has a 71A rail. Both models come with a 5-year warranty.
OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and PC components, today announced the immediate availability of the Z-Series power supplies, the latest high-end enthusiast offering excelling in both performance and ultimate efficiency. Featuring industry-leading 80+ Gold Certifications, the Z850 and Z1000 PSUs offer the highest efficiency on the market combined with a power output to meet exceptional system demands. The Z-Series is the ideal solution for today’s high-end gaming systems and professional workstations, and are now shipping to OCZ’s widespread resellers.
“The Z-Series is the culmination of close to two years of development time within our Power Management division” 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 builds. The Z-Series offers maximum-performance without compromise, cutting-edge power conversion efficiency, a single +12V rail to support overclocking efforts, optimal thermal management, a standard ATX footprint, extremely low audible fan noise, and modular or non-modular configurations.”
The Z-Series power supplies are immediately available in 850W and 1000W configurations to meet the system needs for high-end gamers, professionals, and enthusiasts. The industry-leading Gold Certified Z1000 (1KW) and Z850 (850W) PSUs deliver over 90% efficiency at typical load, making them an excellent contender for high-end PCs and workstations that require maximum wattage and efficiency. Both the 1000W and 850W are available in modular and hard-wired configurations, offering choice and variety for case-modders, enthusiasts, and overclockers.
Featuring exceptionally clean DC output, a sophisticated architecture, and a complete array of connectors for your PC needs, Z-Series PSUs can power an impressive cross-section of high end components while contributing to energy savings. The Z-Series offers the most efficient design in its class, and comes backed by an industry-leading 5-Year warranty commitment and technical support for ultimate peace of mind. The Z-series is available at Newegg.com retailing for $299.99 (Z1000M), $289.99 (Z1000), $239.99 (Z850M), and $219.99 (Z850).