Anyone who has seen the recent 2012 summer Olympics has marveled at the sprinting supremacy of Usain Bolt, who has dominated the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay since the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008. While his opponents gave it their all, Usain Bolt crossed the line with ease and even visibly slowed down as he approached the finish line as if to say “I’ll beat the world record next time”. This was one of those times where a gold medal seems inadequate as the top prize, just like Jesse Owens’ performance in 1936 Berlin and Bruce Jenner (pre-Kardashian era) in 1976 Montreal.
In these instances, maybe a special Platinum award can be given out; symbolizing performance above and beyond even what would otherwise be considered exceptional. Something to symbolize that a new benchmark has been set and that future competitions are forever altered. In terms of power supplies, an 80 Plus Platinum rating is currently the top of the line. Although there is an 80 Plus Titanium certified power supply, it is currently the only one manufactured by Dell and Delta Electronics, designed for servers. For desktops, there are now numerous options for enthusiasts if they are looking for Platinum level efficiency, including the latest addition to Cooler Master’s Silent pro family.
The Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum power supply comes in a 550W or a 1000W version. Utilizing a hybrid modular design, the CM Silent Pro Platinum is certified 80 Plus platinum with peak efficiency of 94%. The Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum has a single +12V rail, which in the 1000W model can reach 984W of output at 82A. To keep the components cool, a single 135mm hydraulic bearing fan ramps up, albeit silently, only reaching ~32dB at 100% load. The CM Silent Pro Platinum uses high-quality Japanese capacitors, LP9 transformer, double-layer EMI filter, soft-start circuitry and a host of features to ensure a long life during operation. Like with other Cooler Master high-end power supplies, the CM Silent Pro Platinum comes with a 5-year warranty.