We would like to thank EVGA for supplying the review sample.
EVGA is widely known for their overclocking-oriented mainboards and VGAs, but EVGA also yearned to join the PSU market, and their debut, the SuperNOVA NEX 1500 W unit, although very expensive, making it for a select few, managed to put the company on the PSU map. After the Trojan horse had effectively fulfilled its purpose, it was high time to secure a position among the more experienced competition dominating this difficult market, so EVGA teamed up with Super Flower, one of the best OEMs today, to collaboratively create the SuperNOVA G2 units promising exceptionally good performance at very good prices.
A while ago, we tested the SuperNOVA G2 1000 W, which impressed us with its performance. This unit’s most vicious competitor doesn’t come from another company but directly from EVGA and is its bigger brother, the G2-1300. Based on the same platform and with 300 W more power, it actually only costs a tiny bit more which has us wonder why anyone would go with the smaller SuperNOVA instead. One of the largest online stores in the US, Newegg, even had both listed for exactly the same price, making the purchase of the G2-1300 a no-brainer! But this review will compare the two meticulously to show you where one excels over the other.
Today's test subject, the G2-1300, features Gold efficiency, a fully modular cabling design, and a single +12V rail that can deliver more than 100 A of current, and its price is highly competitive, making it the ideal candidate for a power-hungry system with multiple VGAs; but we have a review to do, so let’s get on with it.