SilverStone demonstrated the industry’s first 2000 W ATX power supply that carries the 80Plus Platinum badge at Computex this year. The Strider Platinum 2000 W PSU is aimed at overclockers as well as cryptocurrency miners who care about efficient and quality power supply.

The SilverStone SST-ST2000-PT PSU is compliant with the ATX12V v2.4 as well as EPS12V v2.92 standards and is rated for a 166.5 A maximum load and 1998 W power. The PSU carries the 80Plus Platinum logo and is therefore at least 92% at 50% load. The power supply is the industry’s first 2 kW ATX/EPS PSU to receive any 80Plus badge (at least based on the current list), so the fact that it actually carries one of the higher-grade logos looks important too.

Just like other high-wattage PSUs aimed at gaming and mining rigs, the SST-ST2000-PT features eight 8-pin PCIe power connectors to drive multiple graphics cards. Obviously, it will also feature multiple SATA power plugs and other cables for high-end systems.

Externally, the Strider Platinum 2000 W from SilverStone looks similar to the company’s Strider Titanium 1500 W, so it is possible that the two PSUs rely on the same platform and have some similarities internally as well.

It is noteworthy that the SST-ST2000-PT unit demonstrated at Computex did not feature the SilverStone logo, which may indicate that the PSU is still in its final development stages. In the meantime, if SilverStone is demonstrating the product, it is highly likely that it will be available in the coming quarters. As for pricing, a 2 kW 80Plus Platinum PSU is not going to be cheap, but if you need to power an overclocked extreme workstation, then this one will be a good candidate.

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  • Flunk - Friday, June 15, 2018 - link

    Enough power for 4 high-end desktops in a single unit? Interesting, although I guess those new Thread-rippers will need a bit of power with their 250W TDP. Reply
  • zeusk - Friday, June 15, 2018 - link

    You think high-end computers consume 250W? smh, a single 1080 ti consumes just that. Reply
  • MDD1963 - Friday, June 15, 2018 - link

    They said the new TR2 CPU alone has a 250 watt TDP; and that 2000 watts would supply 4 high end desktops, i.e. 500 watts each *per system*.... How you reached the conclusion(s) you did is a mystery. Reply
  • LordanSS - Friday, June 15, 2018 - link

    Personally, when I build a machine (for myself) I spec the PSU so that max load it'd be at 50%.

    Yeah, yeah... power inefficiency while idle and all that, I know that much. But such headroom makes for a silent system with lower PSU temperatures and possibly increased longevity.

    Oftentimes the PSUs outlive the initial machine, at least in my case.
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  • CheapSushi - Saturday, June 16, 2018 - link

    Honestly I'm okay with this. I think the ATX standard should practically die out for 800W and below now that SFX and SFX-L can do the job well even at Titanium/Platinum. All other components are improving, yet for the longest we still had these huge bricks, sometimes half the volume of the system. It makes sense to use up the ATX volume for even beefier components to go much above 1000W, 1500W, etc. I'm not talking about use case but just the box itself in terms of what to do with the volume. Reply
  • zodiacfml - Sunday, June 17, 2018 - link

    It won't until the smaller PSUs get cheaper Reply
  • xeroshadow - Sunday, June 17, 2018 - link

    Guess they didn’t hear the 28 core Intel was not a real product. Reply
  • Achaios - Monday, June 18, 2018 - link

    I was curious to see how much power my overclocked system drawed from the wall while playing GTAV, and it turns out it was around 450W. 4770K@4.6 GHz, GTX 780TI GHz Edition (with 2x8 pin power connectors overclocked to a ridiculous 1.1 GHz) , ASUS Maximus VI Hero mobo, 6 case fans and powered by a Silverstone Strider Gold 850W PSU. If I tried my current card, a GTX 1080 Game Rock (1X8+1X6 pin connectors) power consumption should be significantly less, around 400W. A 2kW PSU or even a 1.5kW PSU is a ridiculous overkill for anyone sporting a single GPU. Reply
  • Yuriman - Monday, June 18, 2018 - link

    It's nice to see the math actually add up on the placard, and that they're not trying to draw 2000w through a 15 amp socket. Reply

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