Silverstone HELA 2050 W Review - World's Strongest PSU 31

Silverstone HELA 2050 W Review - World's Strongest PSU

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Introduction

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We would like to thank Silverstone for supplying the review sample.


If everything goes as planned, we will have NVIDIA's next-gen "Lovelace" GPUs in 2022, which will be power hogs consuming up to 600 W excluding power spikes. The upcoming ATX specification will also include stricter requirements for power supplies, which already has many forward-thinking brands working towards releasing powerful PSUs. SilverStone has already done so with the HELA 2050; as its model number implies, it can deliver up to 2050 W of power with 230 V input. With 115 V input, it is capable of providing 1650 W since standard wall sockets cannot deliver more than 15 A.

The HELA 2050 is a power factory. Still, it is only 180 mm long. A few years ago, 1500 W PSUs were much larger, being up to 220 mm long. However, technology advancements since have allowed for smaller and more efficient designs. Besides vast power, the HELA is among the very few PSUs equipped with a 12-pin PCIe connector. We recently saw 12+4 pin PCIe connectors for the PCIe 5.0 standard, with the four extra pins not transferring power but used as signal lanes. Once the upcoming ATX specification is released, we will know the new PSU requirements, including for the PCIe connectors. This is also the first PSU by Silverstone that is only certified by Cybenetics and not 80 PLUS. It is Platinum rated in efficiency and Standard in noise.

Specifications

Silverstone HELA 2050
Features & Specifications
Max. DC Output2050 W
PFCActive PFC
EfficiencyCybenetics Platinum 230 V (91–93%)
NoiseCybenetics Standard (40–45 dB[A])
ModularYes (fully)
Intel C6/C7 Power State SupportYes
Operating Temperature0–50 °C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Over Current Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling135mm double ball bearing fan (RL4Z B1352512EH-3M)
Semi-Passive OperationYes (selectable)
Dimensions (W x H x D)150 x 85 x 180 mm
Weight2.6 kg (5.73 lb)
ComplianceATX12V v2.52, and EPS 2.92
Warranty5 years
Price at Time of Review (excl. VAT)$599
Silverstone HELA 2050
Power Specifications
Rail3.3 V5 V12 V5 VSB-12 V
Max. Power25 A22 A170 A3 A0.3 A
120 W2040 W15 W3.6 W
Total Max. Power2050 W
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