80 PLUS Platinum Certification Launched

by Rafael Hernandez on December 9, 2009 · 0 comments

80 PLUS PlatinumEnergy efficiency, especially at a large scale, has been a hot topic for a while now and the move to lower PC and server energy consumption has begun in earnest. The 80 PLUS program was designed to showcase power supply products that are highly energy efficient and their newest rating brings even greater energy savings.

The 80 PLUS Platinum designation is reserved for power supplies that hit 90% efficiency at 20% load, 94% efficiency at 50% load, and 91% efficiency at 100% load. So far only server based 230v power supplies are being certified but you can expect to see PC versions sooner rather than later.

So far you’ll only find two PSUs on their list sporting the badge, HP and Super Micro receive the early honors.

Source: DailyTech

Previous post:

Next post: