Several Ukrainian websites report that Zalman will soon introduce a new high-end power supply. As the name suggests, the ZM1250 Platinum has an 80 Plus Platinum certificate, currently the highest grade of efficiency for consumer power supplies.
The label guarantees an efficiency of at least 89 percent at any load, and Zalman claims an efficiency of 89.93 percent. The power supply should be able to deliver 1250 watts continuously at temperatures of up to 50 degrees. The PSU's capacity is divided across two +12V rails of respectively 45 and 65 Amps. The ATX cable and CPU power connectors are attached to the power supply, while the other connectors are of a modular design.
In total, eight 6+2-pin PEG power connectors are available for graphics cards, six of which are modular. Each of those PEG connectors draws its power from the 65 Amps rail, which should allow the ZM1250 Platinum to run CrossFireX and SLI-configurations of up to four graphics cards. A 140 mm fan is used to keep the PSU chilled.
As of yet, no information is known regarding the availability of Zalman's ZM1250 Platinum power supply. The PSU will cost $320 (£205).
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