1 Kilowatt Power Supplies to Become Reality
No matter what the CPU or GPU designers say about performance per watt, power requirements of contemporary computers are rising. Introduction of quad-SLI concept just prooves that once again: four graphics cards will consume much more power compared to a single one and it is pretty clear that the trend towards energy hungry PCs will continue in the high-end. As a result of that, leading PSU vendors plan to introduce unbelievably powerful 1000W (1kW) power supply units.
According to what was said during the CeBIT show, users should expect 1kW power supplies as soon as by the middle of this year from companies like Cooler Master, Enermax, OCZ and Hiper. It is interesting to note that OCZ is also working on 1100W PSUs.
We do not know exact specifications of those power supplies unfortunately since developers are pretty vague about them as well, probably because they need to work with CPU and GPU designers to find out requirements of next-generation hardware to ensure that their one kilowatt power supplies are future-proof.