Every so often, it seems, an enthusiast hardware firm decides to start offering power supplies out of the blue. OCZ did it a few years ago, as did Corsair and BFG Tech. Now, it's XFX's turn. An anonymous source has shown us conclusive evidence that the graphics card vendor will announce a high-end enthusiast PSU early next month.
The unit will apparently be dubbed XFX 850 Black Edition, and as the name suggests, it'll have an 850W output rating. Documents shown to us detail a single +12V rail (with 70A maximum output), up to 88% efficiency (with 80 Plus Silver certification), a quiet 135mm ball-bearing fan, and tight voltage regulation (with a ±3% tolerance).
XFX's 850W PSU will also have modular cabling. Typical ATX and EPS12V cables will be hard-wired in alongside a pair of 6-to-8-pin PCI Express connectors. However, users will be free to add up to two extra PCIe connectors, 11 Serial ATA connectors, eight four-pin Molex connectors, and two floppy disk power connectors. That should be enough to power some pretty mean configurations.
Our source didn't share a price with us, but it did provide several images—well, technically 3D renders—which you'll find in the gallery below. XFX has evidently been hard at work applying its own industrial design flair to this new product. Stay tuned for more details.