We would like to thank Kingwin for supplying the review sample.
This is the third Kingwin PSU that we have had the chance to evaluate. In the past we have reviewed the Kingwin Stryker Fanless 500W and the LZP-550, both platinum units that obtained an Editor's Choice from us. Today's review sample, the Lazer Platinum 1000W or LZP-1000, also features Platinum efficiency and it is made by Super Flower, Kingwin's favorite OEM which as it seems tries to knock Delta and Seasonic off their thrones. The LZP-1000 is the flagship of the Lazer Platinum series which includes five units with capacities ranging from 550W to 1000W. All are 80 Plus Platinum certified, as the name of the series implies and feature a semi-modular cabling system with the characteristic crystal cube connectors on the modular cables.
According to Kingwin, whose products currently are available only in the USA, the LZP-1000 incorporates the ECO Intelligent Thermal Control System which ensures that the cooling fan will run as quietly as possible and efficiently on the same time. Also the LZP-1000 has a small red switch on its front side, through which the user can select between two operation modes: Eco mode which is preselected and up to a certain internal temperature deactivates the fan and normal mode where the fan is always working and adjusts its speed automatically according to the PSU's internal temperature. Basically the main difference of the ECO mode compared to the normal one is that it practically converts the unit to fanless up to a certain load level/operating temperature. Some more details about the ECO Intelligent Thermal Control System can be found in the following illustration (courtesy of Kingwin).