After updating their cases, then their water cooling products this year at COMPUTEX 2013, Antec turns their attention to updating their power supplies with new and more efficient High Currrent Pro (HCP) Platnium units plus a completely new Digital Maximum Performance PSU series.
The new series of High Current Pro Platinum will be available in 850W, 1000W, and 1300W with a number of new features. The 80+ Platinum rated fully modular PSU will have a 20+8 pin MBU, 16-pin sockets (connect up to two PCI-E cables), server-class full-bridge LLC design, CircuitShield IC, and the HCP Platinum OC Link. The latter allows you to connect two of these units in tandem via a proprietary cable to power even the most demanding system configuration.
The HCP Platinum can be a more efficient PSU for your high-end gaming rig, or the core of a massive Fold@Home setup. At this time there is no mention of price or release, but I expect this series to be available for sale before the end of this year or sooner.
Following the Antec also is showcasing the all new Digital Maximum Performance PSU which is the flagship HCP Platinum with GRID support. High Current Pro Platinum GRID (HCPP GRID) will use a digital PWM bus/I2C technology and custom software to control aspects of your power supply. The HCPP GRID will be available in 850W and 1200W units and Antec promises regular development updates of this state of the art concept as part of their marketing efforts. As such I don' think we will be see price or release dates for these units any time soon.
All of Antec's new PSUs now come with an even longer 7 year warranty to rival any warranty available. This is one of the longest warranties for PC components of this type, with the exception of memory modules which are typically warranted for life. It sounds like the Antec High Current Pro Platinum is out to become the best they can be and we like that.
The full press release both new product series are posted below.