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Chinese Manufacturer Builds a 2000 Watt PSU

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Great Wall, a Chinese manufacturer, has released its two-kilowatt power supply.

A Chinese manufacturer that goes by the name of 'Great Wall' has revealed its new 2000 W PSU. The unit, while not yet 80 Plus Gold certified, does have 80 Plus Gold qualifications, with the certificate coming later. It'll be known as the GW-EPS2000DA.

As mentioned, the PSU is capable of delivering up to 2000 W, however, this is only when it is connected into a 210 - 265 VAC plug. While it has support for inputs between 90 and 265 VAC, if it is connected between a 90-120 VAC line it'll push no more than 1600 W.

The unit features the standard 24-pin ATX connector, four 8-pin EPS connectors, eight 6+2-pin PCIe power connectors, nine Molex connectors, a dozen SATA power leads, and lastly, a classy floppy connector. The power supply itself is 20 cm long, and has a 140 mm fan to cool down its internals.

Great Wall is releasing the unit first in the greater China region, where it'll retail for an equivalent price of about $650.

 

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  • 48 Hide
    finwizard , September 21, 2013 12:29 PM
    If the streetlight don't dim when you turn on your setup, your power supply is too small!!
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    Jack Revenant , September 21, 2013 12:18 PM
    Great Wall power supplies: now with twice the explosive capacity.
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    Camikazi , September 21, 2013 12:27 PM
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    Just curious if there is a practical application here or if this was just done for marketing hype.


    Dual hexacore, 3-4 gpu 12 HDD setups obviously.
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    punahou1 , September 21, 2013 12:15 PM
    Just curious if there is a practical application here or if this was just done for marketing hype.
  • 35 Hide
    Jack Revenant , September 21, 2013 12:18 PM
    Great Wall power supplies: now with twice the explosive capacity.
  • 16 Hide
    Camikazi , September 21, 2013 12:27 PM
    Quote:
    Just curious if there is a practical application here or if this was just done for marketing hype.


    Dual hexacore, 3-4 gpu 12 HDD setups obviously.
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    warezme , September 21, 2013 12:28 PM
    There is no way I would trust a 2K Chinese PS. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't a 1.5K(or lower) with 2K peak power marketed as 2K.
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    moulderhere , September 21, 2013 12:29 PM
    Dual CPU Workstation rendering computer with multiple graphics cards.
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    finwizard , September 21, 2013 12:29 PM
    If the streetlight don't dim when you turn on your setup, your power supply is too small!!
  • 10 Hide
    alchemy69 , September 21, 2013 12:41 PM
    "Chinese Manufacturer Builds a PSU that says 2000W on the box" would probably be closer to the truth.
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    InvalidError , September 21, 2013 12:49 PM
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    Dual CPU Workstation rendering computer with multiple graphics cards.

    Even that wouldn't come anywhere close to requiring 4x EPS12V connectors unless AMD decided to release a multi-socket Opteron variant of FX9xxx.
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    ps3hacker12 , September 21, 2013 12:50 PM
    To be honest, their 80+ gold rated power supplies have been pretty good, the OCZ ZX 850w and the OCZ ZT 750W are two examples of gold rated great wall products and they are pretty good.

    jonnyguru:
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=262

    hardware secrets:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ZX-Series-850-W-Power-Supply-Review/1204/10

    lets hope this behemoth is as good as those two.
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    shin0bi272 , September 21, 2013 1:10 PM
    so in american homes its a 1600w psu and only places that can push 240v power (i.e. data centers) will be able to use this to its max capacity... well till the chinese capacitors blow a week later that is.
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    Amdlova , September 21, 2013 1:46 PM
    i think all powersupply come for china... why all this hate? that chinese people maybe stolen the project of evga super powersupply and give it more room for Watts. if some one uses the 2000w its a serious worker not a crazy damn gamer.
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    Rock_n_Rolla , September 21, 2013 2:01 PM
    No offense tho but if you own an EVGA SR-x dual CPU mobo and with two hi end Intel Xeon E5 procs installed in it and you're planning to go SLI using two GForce Titan or if you're a 3d artist using a similar spec Pc and rendering realistic 3d images who's using your pc 14-20 hours a day and at times leaving it rendering while you sleep, it's kinda hard to upgrade to a PSU like this with unverified power ratings and we're not really sure if the capacitors and other components in this psu is reliable (while saying its 80p gold) to power those said hardware components right?.. Coz you'll never know anytime as you use your pc, suddenly it might go BAAM!... Bzzzt..bzzt...swizzzt... There' goes your 10 grand PC... :-(
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    simmiy , September 21, 2013 2:09 PM
    I would prefer 2 corsair AX1200i instead. Cheaper, platinum rated, trusted and still provide me with 2400 watts.
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    danwat1234 , September 21, 2013 2:13 PM
    Single 12V and single 5V rail?
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    chicofehr , September 21, 2013 2:13 PM
    They are all made in china anyway. It wouldn't surprise me if they make some power supplies for the big names we trust everyday. If it said made in USA, South Korea or Japan (developed countries with higher pay) etc. then it would be news.
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    milktea , September 21, 2013 3:42 PM
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    I would prefer 2 corsair AX1200i instead. Cheaper, platinum rated, trusted and still provide me with 2400 watts.


    But you would need a wall socket with independent 15A breaker for each of your AX1200i. Otherwise, you're still limited to 1800W total.
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    leon2006 , September 21, 2013 3:53 PM
    You get what you paid for.....somebody needs to put that in a lab and check it out...
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    InvalidError , September 21, 2013 4:34 PM
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    so in american homes its a 1600w psu and only places that can push 240v power (i.e. data centers) will be able to use this to its max capacity...

    220-240V is the standard wall voltage in much of Europe, Asia and South America so for about half the world population, there is no need to live in a datacenter.
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    Sakkura , September 21, 2013 5:07 PM
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    They are all made in china anyway. It wouldn't surprise me if they make some power supplies for the big names we trust everyday. If it said made in USA, South Korea or Japan (developed countries with higher pay) etc. then it would be news.

    I believe Seasonic makes their PSUs in Taiwan. But that's about as far away from China as you're likely to get.

    Anyway, Great Wall makes some decent power supplies (some OCZ models, for example) and some crappy ones. This 2000W PSU will likely be decent quality.
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    Sakkura , September 21, 2013 5:11 PM
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    Quote:
    I would prefer 2 corsair AX1200i instead. Cheaper, platinum rated, trusted and still provide me with 2400 watts.


    But you would need a wall socket with independent 15A breaker for each of your AX1200i. Otherwise, you're still limited to 1800W total.

    Except in most of the world, where higher voltages are used. 220V or more is used in all of Europe, most of Asia, parts of South America and most of Africa.
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