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OCZ Achieves 80 Plus Gold/Silver on Z-Series PSUs

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Posted April 3, 2009 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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.

Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management at the OCZ Technology Group, said, The Z-Series is the culmination of close to two years of development time within our Power Management division and their partners. 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.

For more information, please view the testing reports at www.80plus.org:

http://www.80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_reports/OCZ_OCZ-Z1000%20(M)_ECOS1273%201_1000W_Report.pdf

http://www.80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_reports/OCZ_OCZZ650_ECOS%201280%201_650W_Report.pdf

http://www.80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_reports/OCZ_OCZZ550_ECOS1279%201_550W_Report.pdf

About OCZ Technology
OCZ Technology Group, a member of JEDEC, designs, develops and manufactures ground-breaking, high performance memory and computer components that set industry standards. OCZ products are the first choice for users needing high-reliability, ultra-high performance solutions. In 2007, PC Power & Cooling and Hypersonic PC were brought into the OCZ Technology Group, forming a well-rounded, highly innovative organization that places the company at the forefront of high-end computing. All of OCZ Technology Group’s products are available through its worldwide network of distributors, online resellers and retail stores. For more information visit our website at http://www.ocztechnology.com



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