Ultra Products plans 2000W PSU

By Justin Mann on January 3, 2007, 6:43 PM
Despite the fact that there is a huge surge in demand for power-efficient computing, enthusiast machines continue to draw obscene amounts of power. Those power demands are still on the rise, and companies respond accordingly. However, Ultra is looking to really go beyond anything we've ever seen, with the introduction of a 2000W modular PSU. In comparison, the unit could supposedly sustain a load greater than a high-power microwave does when it is being used. The unit also supposedly reaches the 80% efficiency mark, though I wonder how it would really perform in a machine that required 1500W+ of power. Interesting stuff. We'll learn more when they officially unveil it at the CES in a few days.

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Per Hansson said:
This is justy marketing, even if you made a quad SLI system with dual quad AMD FX or Intel core due processores it would not draw more than ca 500w at full load, which in itself would be very difficult to achive (full load with 4 GFX cards and 8 CPU's)Throw in a dozen SCSI 15k RPM drives at ca 20-30w each and sure you have another 200wMy point is that you will never be able to draw this much power, not even with a very highend server, perhaps in startup wattage if you set all harddrives to spin at the same time but if you do so you have other problems :PMy own system, dualcore Opteron 170, Geforce 7900, moderatlery overclocked, it draws 200w at full load, when I swapped the gfx card for a ATI x1900xt it drew 230w, this is AC from the wall, substract about 20-30% from that number (due to the PSU's switching (in)efficiency and you land at 180w for the ATI setup above... 2kw a marketing gimmick? nooo, sure you need one...
nimo333 said:
600W is good enough for most PCs. What the hell do you do with a 2000W PSU? Well, maybe the capacitor would probably help more than a smaller PSU as of when a brownout comes along but you can buy a voltage regulator instead for only $75.Btw, [b]how can u accurately measure the wattage of your PC that is using at a certain period? Is there a program? [/b][Edited by nimo333 on 2007-01-05 14:35:58]
eazy_duz_em said:
wrong..since AMD FX-74 Quad can draw a maximum of 625W in full load and a single 8800GTX can draw upto 225W(theoreticly)...imagine how much can that make up as a total :)...
nimo333 said:
What? That's crazy!
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