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What is beyond platinum?
maybe instead of 80+, 90+ platinum?
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What is beyond platinum?
Good question!

I think it hasn't been standardized yet (couldn't find any info at least).

But since Platinum "still only" does 89% efficiency at 100% load (115v), and that being the lowest number out of all the ratings, I would argue that whatever comes next would logically be called 90 Plus because all it's efficiency ratings would be at or above 90%.

I don't know how much margin for improvement there is, but we could still theoretically see 90 Plus, 90 Plus Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Platinum would probably be 99% efficiency at 50% load at 220/230v, with Gold being 98%, Silver 97%, Bronze 96%, and 90 Plus 95%. This is because 80 Plus Platinum already does 94% at 50% load at 220v/230v, so this is where it would start.

These are 1% intervals though, where 80 Plus goes by 4%, 3% and 2% intervals. At such high efficiencies, they might as well jump a few of those possible ratings, as it would be though to market a more expensive unit for such a low percentage improvement. Two levels such as 90 Plus Bronze/Silver (Silver sounds nicer and with more bling ) at 96-97% and Platinum at 99% sound more feasible. But since 115v usually trails a bit behind in efficiency, they might have to add another level to that.
 
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Whats next after Platinum? Diamond? 99% efficient is the highest we'll ever see though.
And then Masters and Grand Masters!!!
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What's after platinum? element zero?
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im thinking eventually there gonna say 110% watt gain, of course, wed also be divindg by 0 and a bunch of other stuff... but still
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these are very nice. My Corsair TX-750 will hold me by for a fair amount of time though.
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Fanless designs at around 1000W!?
Can't tell if serious or just--
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Fanless designs at around 1000W!?
Can't tell if serious or just--
if it's like the other x series psus, it's fanless up to a certain wattage than it turns up the fans
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Can't wait for 80 Plus GrandMaster PSU's
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What is beyond platinum?
Tungsten.
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