Zeus loves tossing lightning bolts, SilverStone's new 1350W PSU

Subject: General Tech | September 16, 2013 - 03:36 PM |
Tagged: Zeus PSU, Silverstone, modular psu, 1350W

Way back in the early stages of this year Lee reviewed a PSU that not many would need but those who want multiple cards would appreciate, the SilverStone Zeus 1350W PSU.   The 12V lines, which is what GPUs care about are split into 6 with each able to provide 30A for a peak of 105A, 1260W delivered to your cards.  Unfortunately for SilverStone [H]ard|OCP have been working on this review since February and this final review is actually of the third unit that was sent to them as the initial PSUs had major problems. 

UPDATE: Tony from SilverStone reached out to explain the exact cause of the issue. 

"... it turned out that the circuit breaker he had wouldn’t play nice with ZM1350’s higher in-rush current.  Since power supplies are essentially analog devices, there are variances in production so the third unit apparently worked as ZM1350 was borderline tripping his breaker."

With the cause known you can decide on your own if your buildings curcuitry can support this PSU.

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"SilverStone's Zeus series is back from a four year hiatus with a new 1350 watt PSU offering to enthusiasts. This Zeus is rated with Silver efficiency at 50°C, and comes to the alter with a host of features including modular cables to keep your build looking tidy. You can even tune the rails by hand if you wish. Time to see if heads roll."

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We need more power! 1350W of pure Enermax coming up.

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 26, 2011 - 01:43 PM |
Tagged: kilowatt, enermax, Enermax MaxRevo, 1350W

It is rather impressive that Enermax has managed to make a 1350W PSU that does not require a 240V plug, thanks to their FMQ transformer and use of copper interconnects instead of wires which Enermax refers to as a Copper-Bridge Array.  They've gone a different way from previous models and their competitors, splitting the 12V rail into six 30A rails which will still ensure multiple GPU systems can perform stably. Drop by [H]ard|OCP to see if this PSU can live up to its advertised power levels.

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"Enermax has long been a favorite of ours when it comes to power supplies for heavy hitter enthusiasts pushing huge system wattage loads. Today it is launching a new flagship product that comes to up touting a huge 1350 watt usage rating. Does Enermax continue its top shelf legacy?"

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