Last year at Computex we did a round-up of some really crazy 3000W power supplies. These were essentially two PSUs in a single chassis, but the idea was to power multiple mining graphics cards. The quality of the units was questionable, and they didn’t adhere to any 80 PLUS specification. This year, we have a true high powered unit on show, however SuperFlower will not sell it to you.

The 2500W design is based on the company’s 2000W model, which is at retail, but with better binned components in order to keep the same rating efficiency. It’s large, and comes with a wide array of connectors. In order to achieve 2500W, the company is pushing 200+ amps through the main rail. Due to the power requirements, and the efficiency, this unit is only fit to work on 230V mains supply.

So why show it at all, if it’s not going to be on sale? The company representative told me that they wanted a unit that was the best of the best, to show off at events, but also the unit would be given to overclockers at a number of OEMs in order to help them try and break world records. In essence, they are giving these units away for free.

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  • shabby - Monday, June 3, 2019 - link

    Does it come with a dryer plug for us Americans?
  • basroil - Monday, June 3, 2019 - link

    No, but you should be able to use it with a electric clothes dryer, those things are usually 30A at 240V, so you should be able to get away with an efficiency as low as 60%
  • s.yu - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    Is 240V compatible with the international 220-230V voltage with a mere plug change?
  • Santoval - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    It is. The standard voltage range is 220 to 240V, with an average of 230V. So devices are calibrated around the average voltage.
  • s.yu - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    Very interesting...well I know that some 100V appliances made for Japan don't work on US 110V-120V, Dyson Supersonic for example.
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    The issue there is the heating elements and motor. Modern DC power supplies will work with a wide range of AC input; motors are pickier about their input power and voltage regulation for resistive heating elements is harder because they've got such a large power draw.
  • Skeptical123 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    Correct! This power supply is a "switching" basically meaning it's adjustable. Things with heating elements like hair dryers are not normal able to work on a different voltage. Even close voltages of a different country because they are often designed to be "hard wired" into a specific region's voltage for efficiency. Meaning there is not a power adapter changing the voltage or current going into the heating wire. The wire was designed by material, width and length so that it heats up a desired way.
  • meacupla - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    Assuming your home is wired up for 30A, the PSU would also need a special power cable that can handle 30A.
  • AshlayW - Monday, June 3, 2019 - link

    Even 500W Bronze PSU is enough for high-end single-GPU gaming rig. I was playing with a 2600X Overclocked to 4.2 GHz on all cores and a Vega 56 overclocked to 1600 MHz and I was using an EVGA Bronze 500W PSU with actual rating on 12V+ of 480W. I was actually using a bit over 500W at the wall but I figured that's fine cuz it's rated for output wattage of 480, and input is higher due to PSU "inefficiency". Anyway what I'm saying is it's not hard to understand why they wont sell this, well it's shame for the two, maybe three people that'd buy it.
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - link

    This stuff so much. PSU wattage is generally a delusional chase of meaninglessly higher numbers by people too clueless to stuff their brain in gear. This one is, thankfully, going to go into the hands of "extreme" overclockers and will get tossed around as a corporate sponsorship thing so pretty much no one in the real world will notice or care that it exists.

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