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OCZ Technology Group Announces PC Power & Cooling’s Adoption of ESA

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    OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and power supplies, today announced PC Power & Cooling’s adoption of ESA (Enthusiast System Architecture), the new and exciting initiative to enable PC components to communicate operational information in real-time and provide enthusiasts with unprecedented software control to manage the conditions within their high-end system. Working closely with NVIDIA, PC Power helped make ESA a reality for power management.

    ESA-certified PC Power & Cooling power supplies will support temperature, current, and voltage monitoring. This revolutionary open standard makes it possible for enthusiasts to supervise and tune characteristics that are not otherwise accessible allowing PC Power ESA PSUs to achieve better performance and an optimal thermal, electrical, and acoustic operating environment within the unit. The result is intelligently balanced performance and noise to obtain the quietest and most efficient system. Additionally, ESA provides a diagnostics tool to help identify the cause of system malfunction and can inevitability save the end-user and manufacturer time and money.

    “PC Power & Cooling’s already very low RMA rate would be further reduced by half if the NPF (no problem found) units were not returned. It is sometimes challenging for consumers to determine which component is actually causing a problem, many assume it’s the PSU when in fact the issue could be caused by another device in the system,” stated Doug Dodson, founder of PCP&C and CTO for the OCZ Technology Group. “This miss-diagnosis causes extra downtime, frustration, and unnecessary expense for system builders or end consumers. We look for ESA to eliminate this problem by provided the customer with the detailed information he or she needs to truly evaluate the condition of their power supply.”

    “OCZ is pleased to work closely with NVIDIA on the ESA initiative,” stated Alex Mei, Chief Marketing Officer, OCZ Technology Group. “What ESA essentially means for our customers and consumers is the added value of having the unparalleled ability to optimize PSU performance with real-time management and optimization, giving enthusiasts and system builders the ability to tune their PCs to the fullest performance potential.”

    “We are thrilled to have OCZ support the new ESA standard with upcoming PC Power & Cooling ESA-enabled power supplies,” commented Waleed Zamel, Technical Marketing Manager at NVIDIA. “These ESA-compliant PC Power & Cooling PSUs will provide high-end consumers with unprecedented control to better monitor and optimize temperature, current, and voltage settings.”

    Select PC Power PSU models will integrate exclusive ESA-enabling hardware, including a USB 2.0 cable to interface with the management software. The first ESA-certified products from PC Power and Cooling will be optimized to work with the impending NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI platform, all of which will be available later this month.

    For more information please visit http://www.nvidia.com.

    Source: OCZ Technology
     
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a very good thing! PSU-Z anyone?!
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i remember talking to OCZ about this ages ago, why dont PSU's have some kind of software linkup, and i was told that it was too expensive unless everyone agreed to some form of standard.

    but yay :D now us OC'ers can not only control the odd fan speed, but also voltages and such from within windows.
     
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    This will not appeal to everyone. Who cares if you see 5v, 3.3V, 12V? There is nothing to adjust, change or even see. The PSU will do what it's always been doing and you don't need a monitor to verify it either. The last thing you want to do is mess around with fan control, overheating the PSU because you think it's to loud :shadedshu
    :roll::rolleyes:
     
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    I see both good and bad, as has already been stated. Some newb could totally destroy their psus and systems tweakin with such options.
     
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    they can do that with BIOS settings already ;) overclocking amateurs anyone?
     
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    BIOS readouts aren't always the most accurate. Standards are good, and needed with the onslought of horrible PSU's we've all come to know and loathe the past few years.
     

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