Monday, December 22nd 2014

EVGA Announces Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply

EVGA announced its new flagship power supply, the Supernova 1600 T2. Game for just about any enthusiast PC configuration you can think of, this 1,600-Watt power supply features 80 Plus Titanium efficiency rating, with over 94 percent typical switching efficiency (96 percent on 230VAC). It features a single (yes, single!) 133.3A +12V rail design, a durable main transformer, Japanese capacitors, common electrical protection mechanisms, and an intelligent 140 mm fan, which spins up only beyond a load threshold.

Power outputs on the EVGA Supernova 1600 T2 include one 24-pin ATX, two 8-pin EPS, nine 6+2 pin PCIe, six additional 6-pin PCIe (a total of 15 PCIe power connectors), sixteen SATA, six Molex, and two Berg. Available now, the Supernova 1600 T2 from EVGA, is selling for US $449.99.
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7 Comments on EVGA Announces Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply

#1
EzioAs
Single rail at this high wattage? Is there a software that could toggle multi rail or something?
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#2
Bitech
What's the point of continuing to make these high-wattage PSU's when components like GPU's are gradually using less power?
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HumanSmoke
Bitech, post: 3211022, member: 149105"
What's the point of continuing to make these high-wattage PSU's when components like GPU's are gradually using less power?
Meanwhile...
HD 7970.........201W
HD 7970GE...273W
R9 290X.........294W

And of course, Nvidia have been binning speeds rather conservatively for a couple of generations. Ramp up the overclock from either vendors cards, and run multiple GPUs (which this PSU is obviously aimed at) and 1600W might not seem that capacious, especially when a single card can pull in excess of 500W with a significant but sustainable OC.
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#4
adulaamin
I wonder how this compares to the Corsair AXi 1500. I hope @crmaris gets to review one.
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#5
Jorge
It doesn't matter if there is one rail or multiple rails if the PSU design is proper. That being said few people need a 1000w PSU for a PC let alone a 1200-1600w PSU. There is so much more involved in a quality PSU than Jap Caps, etc. that it's laughable when these companies use buzz words and hype to sway PC enthusiasts who know little about PSUs.

A proper test by JonnyGuru or Hardware Secrets would provide useful information.
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techy1
HumanSmoke, post: 3211027, member: 98425"
Meanwhile...
HD 7970.........201W
HD 7970GE...273W
R9 290X.........294W

And of course, Nvidia have been binning speeds rather conservatively for a couple of generations. Ramp up the overclock from either vendors cards, and run multiple GPUs (which this PSU is obviously aimed at) and 1600W might not seem that capacious, especially when a single card can pull in excess of 500W with a significant but sustainable OC.
that is cool... but my math is not so good... so there is many people that need 4x HD 7970GE ? cus even with 3x HD 7970GE tis is good 500w overkill (cuz those multiple GPU setups never run 100% maxed out)
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