Super Flower Claims World's First 2-Kilowatt Power Supply

Super Flower has announced a product that you certainly won’t need, but will be able to respect nonetheless. It’s the 8Pack 2000W power supply, which the manufacturer claims is a world first!

To be clear, the 8Pack in the name doesn’t mean you’ll be getting eight of these in a single package, but is rather the nickname for an overclocker, and Super Flower is using it as branding on this product. Look under the marketing and you’ll see that this is a Leadex Platinum unit.

The power supply has an ATX design and is a staggering 220 mm long, so do be sure to check for compatibility with your case if you’re thinking of getting one. Furthermore it has a single 12-V rail capable of delivering a mind-boggling 1999.2 W, or 166.6 A, and is rated with an efficiency of up to 94 percent on the 230 V power grid. It won’t quite do that on the 110 V grid in the states, but it does still carry an 80-Plus Platinum certificate. Due to being so efficient, it can also be cooled relatively silently with a single 140 mm fan. Despite that, we reckon the fan will have to spin up to audible levels once you bring the unit towards full load.

As you’d expect, the unit comes with plenty of connectivity options too. It is fully modular, and beside the standard ATX and EPS cables also comes with nine 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors, five more six-pin PCI-Express connectors,  18 SATA power connectors, five Molex connectors, and two floppy power plugs. It probably goes without saying that this unit is very much SLI and CrossFireX compatible, and that you’ll be hard-pressed to find enough hardware to bring the 8Pack 2000W PSU to its knees.

At the time of writing, the PSU appears to only be available from CaseKing.de in Germany with a price tag of €369.90. However, because Super Flower is an OEM for various manufactures, chances are we’ll be seeing similar or identical units released from other brands, like EVGA, over the coming weeks in the US. We don’t have exact pricing information, but the price from CaseKing.de turns into roughly $350 after removing VAT, which should give you a pretty good indication of what these similar units will cost in the US.

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  • ohim
    Am i the only one that thinks power usage in a PC is out of hand ? I mean .. in the past we were on a 250 W PSU.. now you need 650 W GOLD PSU to be sure your PC will run without issues .. and now we have 2KW PSU .. i hope in 10 years this won`t be standard PC requirement ...
  • ShadyHamster
    216536 said:
    Am i the only one that thinks power usage in a PC is out of hand ? I mean .. in the past we were on a 250 W PSU.. now you need 650 W GOLD PSU to be sure your PC will run without issues .. and now we have 2KW PSU .. i hope in 10 years this won`t be standard PC requirement ...


    If Intel and Nvidia continue down the same path of efficiency (can't say the same thing about AMD atm) we will soon see high end pc's running off lower power psu's again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajiN9aVOv4A&list=WL&index=9
    Check that out, you don't need a lot of watts for a decent high end system.
  • spdragoo
    Hmmm...this sounds more like the kind of PSU you would need for a quad-R9 290X bitcoin machine. Seriously 2000W?!?!? Yeah, sure, you won't hear any noise running most rigs....but only because you'll barely scratch maybe 30% of its load.

    And...wow...at least $350 for a PSU, which would net them a top-end GPU instead. Yeah, I think I'll pass on this.