The unit is compatible with the newer 80 Plus Platinum 230V EU certification, so the requirements are higher than those for a regular 80 Plus Platinum certification with 115 VAC input. A quick look at Ecova's site shows that there are actually two 2 kW Super Flower PSUs, one with the Platinum 230V EU certification and another with the Gold 230V EU certification. Super Flower obviously plans on releasing a more affordable version of this beast, which is good news for overclockers since they don't care as much about a PSU's efficiency because their testing sessions aren't long enough for it to make a difference.
|Super Flower SF-2000F14HP Features & Specs|
|Max. DC Output||2000W|
|Efficiency||80 PLUS Platinum (230V EU)|
|Intel Haswell Ready||Yes|
|Operating temperature||0°C - 50°C|
|Protections||Over Voltage Protection|
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Short Circuit Protection
|Cooling||140 mm Double Ball-Bearing Fan (RL4Z-B1402512EH)|
|Dimensions||150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 225 mm (D)|
|Compliance||ATX12V v2.31, EPS 2.92|
|Price at time of review (exc. VAT)||311€|
A fully modular cabling design is used, and the maximum temperature at which the unit can deliver its full power is 50°C, which is impressive for such a high capacity PSU. All protections but OCP (Over Current Protection) are present, but OCP is useless in a 2 kW PSU. A 140mm, double ball-bearing fan is there to keep the unit cool, and Super Flower chose not to go with a semi-passive operation this time around. The unit is pretty big, but the enclosure holds a PCB for a PSU with a capacity of 2 kW, so it couldn't be any smaller. The price looks very good considering what the Leadex unit offers.
The single +12V rail can almost deliver 167 A on its own! This is currently the strongest available desktop PSU; it will easily handle any system. The minor rails are more conservative since their maximum combined output is 120 W, which is enough. As for the 5VSB rail, we would at least like to see 4-5 A on the rail, but Super Flower apparently didn't want to invest into implementing a new circuit for this rail, so they used the same one as in other high-capacity Leadex units.
|Super Flower SF-2000F14HP Power Specs|
|Total Max. Power||2000W|
Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution
The main ATX cable is long enough for most cases, but it would been better had Super Flower made it 65 cm long, just for really large cases. Avoid extenders if you can, especially in a system that draws a lot of current. However, so long as all cables are modular, you can either create a longer cable if you know how to or buy another from a vendor that makes compatible PSU cables (e.g. EVGA). Super Flower doesn't yet offer a separate cable kit.
|ATX connector (600mm)||20+4 pin|
|4+4 pin EPS12V (750mm)||2|
|6+2 pin PCIe (750mm)||4|
|6+2 pin PCIe (750mm) / 6 pin PCIe (+145mm)||10|
|4 pin Molex (550mm+100mm+100mm)||6|
The EPS and PCIe cables are long enough, and the distance between PCIe and SATA connectors is spot on, but we would like to see 13 cm instead of 10 cm between peripheral connectors. The main ATX, EPS, and PCIe cables use thicker 16AWG gauges for lower voltage drops, while all other connectors use 18AWG wires, which is as the ATX specification recommends.
Since this PSU features a single +12V rail, we do not have anything to comment on when it comes to its power distribution.