Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W Power Supply Review


Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W PSU Review Introduction

Fractal Design is a Swedish company which started off as a computer case designer and manufacturer. Like most such companies, after they have established a foothold in their original segment of the market, they began diversifying into other segments as well. Naturally, Fractal Design began their diversification towards power supply units, releasing several products, which are today divided into three series based on their 80Plus certification; Integra (Bronze), Tesla (Gold) and Newton (Platinum).

Tesla R2 650W

The power supply which we will be reviewing today is the Tesla R2 650W. As the name suggests, this is the second revision of the Tesla series. It is the second weakest power supply of the series, which includes 500W, 800W and 1000W models, as well as a white version of the 650W model. Fractal Design promises great performance but the $119.99 retail price of the Tesla R2 650W is aggressive, even for an 80Plus Gold certified unit. How well does it compare against the competition? Read on to find out.

Fractal Design Tesla R2 Power Supply Series Pricing:

  • Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W Black- FD-PSU-TS2B-500W – $89.99
  • Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W White – FD-PSU-TS2W-650W – $109.99
  • Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W Black – FD-PSU-TS2B-650W – $119.99
  • Fractal Design Tesla R2 800W – FD-PSU-TS2B-800W – $139.99
  • Fractal Design Tesla R2 1000W – FD-PSU-TS2B-1000W – $149.99

Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W major features and specifications

  • 80 PLUS Gold certified efficiency
  • Excellent electrical performance
  • SLI and CrossFireX support
  • Compliant with the latest standard
  • Silent, temperature-controlled 135mm fan
  • Single powerful 12V rail
  • Extra-Long ATX12V cable
  • Long-life Ball-bearing fan

DC Total Power Output






3.3V and 5V combined






5V Standby (+5Vsb)