Zippy Emacs PSL-6850P G1 850w PSU



With reports of new graphics cards consuming around 300w on the horizon, the Zippy Emacs PSL-6850P has chosen a good time to make its début into the market. When you consider that 300w equates to around 25 amps, there aren't many PSU's available that can deliver this kind of amperage on a single rail whilst also providing enough power for the rest of the devices in your system.

In my personal opinion, the single railed PSU is going to play a big part in powering future graphics cards (at least until PSU manufacturers re-work their current rail arrangements) and it's good to know that the PSL-6850P with its single +12v rail rated at 60a will be able to meet these demands.

In terms of performance, the PSL-6850P gave some good numbers. Managing to keep both the +3.3v and +5v rails under -0.04v fluctuation, with the +12v rail showing a little more fluctuation and dropping from 12.17v to 11.99v. However, considering this rail was stressed to its full capacity of 60a, you'd be naive not to expect a small dip in output voltage.

The PSL-6850P will soon be available from Specialtech. Prices are yet to be confirmed.

• Single +12v rail makes unit a good choice for future GPU's.
• High efficiency at 85%.
• Plenty of connectors.
• Sexy looking metallic finish.
• Sleeved cables.
• Good voltage stability under heavy load.

• Noisy under full load.
• Packaging needs some work.
• Internals could be arranged better for optimal cooling.


Thanks to Zippy Emacs for providing this unit for review.

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Most Recent Comments

14-11-2006, 14:05:41

Mixed feelings with this one tbh. Unsure if I really like it or not :|Quote

14-11-2006, 14:32:39

simon d
I was thinking about this PSU, but I will wait until the new ATI DX10 card come out first and quad cores. I was hoping for 4x PCI-E connectors.Quote

14-11-2006, 14:46:02

Originally Posted by name='simon d'
I was thinking about this PSU, but I will wait until the new ATI DX10 card come out first and quad cores. I was hoping for 4x PCI-E connectors.
On looking at Zippy's site today it does look like they have a version of this PSU with 4xPCIE actually. I'll find out what the deal is.Quote

14-11-2006, 20:15:04


14-11-2006, 20:39:44

Looks to be a good solid PSU despite it's minor placement/cooling flaws.Quote

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