Tuesday, November 8th 2016

EVGA Announces the SuperNOVA G3 Power Supplies

EVGA has announced today the evolution of their highly-regarded SuperNOVA G2 - the aptly named SuperNOVA G3. EVGA SuperNOVA power supplies are well-known for their extreme efficiency, performance and reliability, with the companies' series of power supplies having won over 70 awards from leading review sites for the last 3 years. With these new power supplies, EVGA took the best features of the award-winning G2 lineup and made them even better. The SuperNOVA G3's smaller size, improved performance and a new Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing fan give you ultra-quiet performance with an increased lifespan.

The new SuperNOVA G3 feature fully modular design with a reduced size, at only 150mm long, which EVGA stresses comes accompanied with an improvement in performance, features, and efficiency, with the company announcing an over 91% efficiency rating. All of this with a new, Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing Fan, which EVGA claims has better performance, quieter operation and longer lifespan, with the companies' ECO Intelligent Thermal Control System eliminating fan noise at low to medium loads.
The G3 Series covers most of the power spectrum, with models offering your particular 550, 650, 750, 850 or 1000 W power requirements. The 1000 W, 850 W and 750 W power supplies feature a 10-year warranty, while the lower-end 650 W and 550 W models feature a shorter 7-year warranty. That said, all of the models feature 80 Plus Gold certification, with 90% (115VAC) / 92% (220VAC~240VAC) efficiency or higher under typical loads. Other features touted by the company are the presence of highest quality Japanese brand capacitors as well as heavy-duty protections including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), SCP (Short Circuit Protection), and OTP (Over Temperature Protection).

No pricing information was available at time of writing.Source: EVGA
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12 Comments on EVGA Announces the SuperNOVA G3 Power Supplies

#1
R-T-B
While these are sure to be good, I'd prefer the old ball bearing fans personally over a "Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing fan" which tells me they didn't even pay Matshushita's FDB patent fees. Meaning, these are likely just a lubed up rifle bearing... Which'll sound fine for a bit. Until of course, it doesn't.
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#2
Smanci
Anything is a nice improvement over ball bearings. Also nice and compact units. Replace the fan grille with wire one and it's a perfect product.
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R-T-B
Smanci said:
Anything is a nice improvement over ball bearings.
Not really. I mean, they last forever. Sleeve bearings are worse in pretty much every regard.
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Smanci
R-T-B said:
Not really. I mean, they last forever. Sleeve bearings are worse in pretty much every regard.
Like FDB, they're superior in terms of acoustics and not likely to get damaged in transport. Not that I'd want sleeve that lasts probably only those seven years, as we now have FDB, but it's a no thanks to ball bearings in quiet units.
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R-T-B
Smanci said:
Like FDB, they're superior in terms of acoustics and not likely to get damaged in transport. Not that I'd want sleeve that lasts probably only those seven years, as we now have FDB, but it's a no thanks to ball bearings in quiet units.
I get that I suppose. I was a bitcoin miner for a bit, so my priorities are different. :)
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#7
wolar
These are still superflower leadex gold ?
I personally went for the superflower instead of the g2 even though they are the same , especially now that they added the lighting on the evga too.
Awesome PSUs though.
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#8
Assimilator
Still have the capacitors embedded in the cables, which means no flat/FlexForce-style cables, which means routing is gonna be a pain.
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#9
aldo5
I have G2 650w - and the fan is the most loudest component in my system - it is by far louder than any other fan even on 60% in my system (tough I do not have any crappy fans in my system - I singled them out and replaced loudest ones)...
I have various older 120mm sleeve fan psu's (even before bronze - and those worked for 5years +) and they all are quieter than this G2 650w with super-duper 140mm fan....
BUT G2 in passive mode (eco on) manages to run X99 platform with 100% CPU usage (but no GPU load) without turning on fan (that I hoped for - but was not sure) - so at the end it is the most quietest component in my system - so I am 100% happy now... but that G2 650w fan is complete garbage it whines ant ticks like cheap chinese sleeve fan - actually more - I have fooled around many cheapo fans at low speeds (where air movment does not make sound but bearing does)- none made such a noise.
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#10
Hnykill22
I have a Supernova G2 1300W and it is dead silent. i mean i dont really hear anything from it ever. and my computer is up on the table next to me.
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#11
Smanci
Hnykill22 said:
I have a Supernova G2 1300W and it is dead silent. i mean i dont really hear anything from it ever. and my computer is up on the table next to me.
Good example of the varying perception of noise level. By many standards, this unit could be considered very loud even at idle as the minimum fan speed is 1100RPM.
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#12
ipu42
Now that the G3 is available, I'm really looking forward to TechPowerUp's review. JohnnyGuru gave it an incredible review after the 1000W unit put out some new records for voltage regulation and ripple suppression. Really anxious to see someone else replicate these findings.
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