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Zalman has announced its latest enthusiast gadgets; a pair of power meters designed to help overclockers keep their eyes on exactly what their CPUs and GPUs are up to.

The Zalman ZM-VPM1 and ZM-PCM1 can slot into a modular 5.25in bay housing and provide at-a-glance monitoring of the power usage of either your graphics card or your CPU thanks to an on-board Flexible Numeric Display, or FND.
These use passthrough connectors so they will provide much more accurate numbers.
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Saw these show up on PPCs about a month ago.

ZM-VPM1

ZM-PCM1

It would be cool seeing the power draw of each component during Furmark, prime95 or while folding, but probably not worth the space and money for most.
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very cool!!!
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Saw these show up on PPCs about a month ago.

ZM-VPM1

ZM-PCM1

It would be cool seeing the power draw of each component during Furmark, prime95 or while folding, but probably not worth the space and money for most.
Cool, didn't see them released yet....

Personally, they should have made just one unit. Then give the users the passthrough for different plugs.



Aesthetically, I think it is sort of vintage ugly.
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Why not have this setup on the video card? All you would need is the cable and display.
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Why not have this setup on the video card? All you would need is the cable and display.
You need a multimeter and ammeter to read voltages and current as well....

This would drive up the cost of the video card by $40-50...
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You need a multimeter and ammeter to read voltages and current as well....
A multimeter is a Voltmeter, Amperemeter & Ohmmeter in one. Dont see where we would need a Ohmmeter
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They look like something I'd expect on an oven or microwave.
So sexy it Hz
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Wouldn't they not show accurate readings as GPUs also draw power from the PCIe slot, and CPUs also get some power from the 24-pin connector, no?
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