• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

EVGA Shows Off SuperNOVA PSU-Tweaking Software

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
34,490 (9.19/day)
Likes
17,517
Location
Hyderabad, India
#1
EVGA's NEX 1500W PSU has been in the news for some time now, and we've known all through, that EVGA is giving it some software features, such as direct monitoring and fan-control. The first screenshots of the said software, called SuperNOVA, were released over the weekend, and they can blow you away.

The NEX 1500W ships with complex monitoring circuitry that interface with your PC over USB. The first two screenshots below reveal the real-time monitoring features of SuperNOVA, covering intricate details such as current output power (power drawn by the system), voltage and current readings for the +12V, +5V rails, efficiency measurement, temperatures, and fan-speeds. The measurements can be plotted on line-graphs to study patterns/history. The third screenshot shows couple of tweakable features, such as +12V rail voltage, fan-speed, fan-speed curve (vs. load and vs. temperature), and binding/splitting the +12V rails. The software can also be used to enable an "OC mode," which pushes maximum power output to 1650W, provided the input is 230V AC, and not 120V AC.

 
Joined
Oct 13, 2007
Messages
7,693 (2.05/day)
Likes
1,772
Location
Chicago
System Name DarkStar
Processor i5 3570K 4.4Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 3
Cooling Apogee HD White/XSPC Razer blocks
Memory 8GB Samsung Green 1600
Video Card(s) 2 x GTX 670 4GB
Storage 2 x 120GB Samsung 830
Display(s) 27" QNIX
Case Enthoo Pro
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum 760
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard Ducky Pro MX Black
Software Windows 8.1 x64
#2
Wow. Nice.
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2012
Messages
4,570 (2.10/day)
Likes
3,786
Location
Florida
System Name natr0n-PC
Processor Phenom II X6 1100T @ 3.7 GHz - NB 3.0 GHz | Xeon E3-1290
Motherboard MSI 970 Gaming | Asus Sabertooth Z77
Cooling TRUE 120 |Deep Cool Assassin
Memory Gskill Ripjaws X - 16GB DDR3 (4x4GB)
Video Card(s) MSI 7970 Twin Frozr III BE OC - 1100/1500
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB + Multiple Mechs
Display(s) SyncMaster 2343BWX 23" 2048x1152 / Dell 1909W 19" 1440x900
Case Sunbeam Transformer Silver - frame is built like a tank
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Extreme Music | X-Fi Titanium - Bookshelf system
Power Supply Corsair TX650 v1
Software Windows XP/7/8.1/10
Benchmark Scores Xeon E3-1290 cpuz world record
#3
seems neat . I'm sure this will be the latest gimmick now.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2007
Messages
22,426 (5.78/day)
Likes
8,942
Location
'Merica. The Great SOUTH!
System Name TheMailbox 5.0 / The Mailbox 4.5
Processor RYZEN 1700X / Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2GHz
Motherboard Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 / Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Intel LGA 1155
Cooling MasterLiquid PRO 280 / Scythe Katana 4
Memory ADATA RGB 16GB DDR4 2400 16-16-16-39 / G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 1866: 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) MSI 1080 "Duke" with 8Gb of RAM. Boost Clock 1847 MHz / ASUS 780ti
Storage 256Gb M4 SSD / 128Gb Agelity 4 SSD , 500Gb WD (7200)
Display(s) LG 29" Class 21:9 UltraWide® IPS LED Monitor 2560 x 1080 / Dell 27"
Case Cooler Master MASTERBOX 5t / Cooler Master 922 HAF
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec / SupremeFX X-Fi with Bose Companion 2 speakers.
Power Supply Seasonic FOCUS Plus Series SSR-750PX 750W Platinum / SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei (RAW) / Logitech G5
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow / Logitech (Unknown)
Software Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)
Benchmark Scores Benching is for bitches.
#4
Yeahhhhhh something more to screw up stability.
 
Joined
Aug 13, 2010
Messages
3,187 (1.17/day)
Likes
1,634
System Name kom pu tor
Processor Core i7 8700K 5Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Ultra Gaming
Cooling Custom 240MM WC loop
Memory G.Skill RipJawsZ 2666Mhz 16GB
Video Card(s) Palit GTX 1080 Jetstream
Storage A salad of SSDs
Case Corsair Air 540
Power Supply Antec Egde 750W
Mouse Logitec G400
Keyboard Cougar 600K
#5
Protip, Leave PSU tuning to the experts. Why do users even need this crap.
 

Frick

Fishfaced Nincompoop
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
14,908 (3.43/day)
Likes
5,425
System Name A dancer in your disco of fire
Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Crucial BX100 120GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case AeroCool DS Cube White
Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Dell SK-3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
#6
Yeahhhhhh something more to screw up stability.
Naaaah not really no.

If the reading are accurate it's actually kinda cool. The tweaking is nothing to worry about, I doubt you can set the 12V line to 20V. But yeah gimmicks but hey at that level why not?

My worry is how the single rail thing is supposed to work. Because that would be motherload of amps. At a certain point it gets retarded and potentially dangerous.
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2012
Messages
1,018 (0.46/day)
Likes
1,423
Location
Indonesia
Processor AMD Ryzen R7 1700X @ 3.9 Ghz
Motherboard BIOSTAR X370GT7
Cooling Cryorig H5 Universal dual fan mode
Memory Team T-Force Night Hawk DDR4-3200 2x16 GB
Video Card(s) Inno3D GTX 1080 GAMING OC
Storage 512 GB Samsung 850 Pro + 3 x 2 TB WD Blue
Display(s) LG 27MB85Z
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Black
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 750W
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Leopold FC980M (Ergo Clear 68g) | KBD75 (Zealio 65g) | DZ60 (Gateron Silent Black)
Software Windows 10 version 1607 x64 + Ubuntu 16.04
#7
Dear EVGA, please fix your voltage regulation (from picture, +12v, "Record Low" = 11.4v LOL, I hope that's not the actual performance of this PSU) first before releasing useless gimmick like this.

Tagan did that split/combined +12v rail in the past (they used hardware switch though) with their 2Force series.

Naaaah not really no.

If the reading are accurate it's actually kinda cool. The tweaking is nothing to worry about, I doubt you can set the 12V line to 20V. But yeah gimmicks but hey at that level why not?

My worry is how the single rail thing is supposed to work. Because that would be motherload of amps. At a certain point it gets retarded and potentially dangerous.
I'm sorry Frick, but you just remind me of one PSU manufacturer with their "single rail is dangerous" propaganda/FUD :laugh:

No offense, J/K. :toast:

About single vs multi rail, I think this post/thread will explain better : http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3990
 
Last edited:
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
6,160 (1.66/day)
Likes
1,651
Location
Austin Texas
System Name silen8
Processor Intel i7 7820X Delidded @ 4.64Ghz / 3.1Ghz Mesh
Motherboard MSI X299 Tomahawk
Cooling 240mm Corsair H105 Intake
Memory 32 GB Quad 3434Mhz DDR4 15-16-16-38-300-1T
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming
Storage 1Tb Samsung 960 Pro m2, 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD
Display(s) Dell 24" 2560x1440 144hz, G-Sync @ 165Hz
Case NZXT S340 Elite Black
Audio Device(s) Arctis 7
Power Supply FSP HydroG 750W
Mouse zowie ec-2
Keyboard corsair k65 tenkeyless
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores Cb: 2103 Multi, 209 Single, 10450 Timespy - 10150 GPU/11900 CPU, superpi 1M - 7.71s
#8
That PSU is the size of my whole PC.
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2005
Messages
884 (0.20/day)
Likes
400
Processor 2500K @ 4.5GHz 1.28V
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
Cooling Corsair A70
Memory 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance 1600 9-9-9-24 1T
Video Card(s) eVGA GTX 470
Storage Crucial m4 128GB + Seagate RAID 1 (1TB x 2)
Display(s) Dell 22" 1680x1050 nothing special
Case Antec 300
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling 750W
Software Windows 7 64bit Pro
#9
While it would be nice to change the fan-speed curve, the PSU is one of the components that I'd rather have "just work". Unless this interface can tell me about the life expentancy of the caps, etc. I won't be paying extra for this "feature".
 

AsRock

TPU addict
Joined
Jun 23, 2007
Messages
15,370 (3.98/day)
Likes
4,780
Location
US
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) XFX 6770 \ XFX R9 390X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V475 \ Marantz SR5008 Tannoy Mercury MKII Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
#10
Dear EVGA, please fix your voltage regulation (from picture, +12v, "Record Low" = 11.4v LOL, I hope that's not the actual performance of this PSU) first before releasing useless gimmick like this.

Tagan did that split/combined +12v rail in the past (they used hardware switch though) with their 2Force series.



I'm sorry Frick, but you just remind me of one PSU manufacturer with their "single rail is dangerous" propaganda/FUD :laugh:

No offense, J/K. :toast:

About single vs multi rail, I think this post/thread will explain better : http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3990
11.40v is the alarm setting ;)..


I kinda like the idea i hope more make their psu's more interesting. Would of liked to see more readings at lower usages though and hope they make smaller watt versions of it.
 
Joined
Oct 13, 2007
Messages
7,693 (2.05/day)
Likes
1,772
Location
Chicago
System Name DarkStar
Processor i5 3570K 4.4Ghz
Motherboard Asrock Z77 Extreme 3
Cooling Apogee HD White/XSPC Razer blocks
Memory 8GB Samsung Green 1600
Video Card(s) 2 x GTX 670 4GB
Storage 2 x 120GB Samsung 830
Display(s) 27" QNIX
Case Enthoo Pro
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum 760
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard Ducky Pro MX Black
Software Windows 8.1 x64
#11
Well my "nice" comment was mostly about the interface, tbh. I wouldn't go so far at this point to comment about stability but it's possible with any new piece of software, at least in some configs.
 
Joined
Mar 9, 2012
Messages
213 (0.10/day)
Likes
25
System Name "Da Krawnik Six Hunnit"
Processor Intel i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 EVO (B3)
Cooling H100i w/2x Bitfenix Spectre Pros + Bitfenix Spectre Pro Blue LED 1x 200mm + 1x 120mm
Memory Patriot Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 970 @ 1491MHz (Actual Boost) / 7.6GHz
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB + 2x WD Green 2TB + 1x WD Green 1TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2430T 144Hz
Case Corsair 600T w/full custom 1/2" acrylic side panel
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
Power Supply Coolermaster Silent Pro 850w
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD (laser)
Keyboard Corsair K65 RGB
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Couldn't care less about benchmark scores.
#12
Originally Posted by okidna --- About single vs multi rail, I think this post/thread will explain better : http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3990
I remember reading that back in 2008, and I just now spent 30mins reading through the comments there, and it's just an 18 page cluster**** involving people that are knowledgeable trying to explain to confused people that aren't, when it comes to multi rail PSU's... over and over... AND OVER.

The bottom line actually is, single rail PSU's are better than multi rail PSU's. Johnny said in the OP, "The bottom line is, for 99% of the folks out there single vs. multiple +12V rails is a NON ISSUE", but if you read the OP, and the comments thereafter, you would quickly realize that picking a proper multi rail PSU was confusing and very time consuming, and for what?

Back then (and maybe even now), you had to wonder if the manufacturer of the multi rail PSU you were considering put the PCIe connectors on the same rail as the CPU. You had to know if the PSU really was multi rail. You had to know why using molex to PCIe adapters was a bad idea. You had to know EPS12V specifications were for server PSU's, and not gaming PSU's. You had to know what to look for in a multi rail PSU to properly supply stable power to your SLi setup, and all your other hardware. You had to know how to tell if a manufacturer was being totally truthful. etc etc etc...

The only information from that OP that carries over to buying a single rail PSU, is the criteria at the very end of it, and that's just common sense.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 13, 2010
Messages
3,187 (1.17/day)
Likes
1,634
System Name kom pu tor
Processor Core i7 8700K 5Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Ultra Gaming
Cooling Custom 240MM WC loop
Memory G.Skill RipJawsZ 2666Mhz 16GB
Video Card(s) Palit GTX 1080 Jetstream
Storage A salad of SSDs
Case Corsair Air 540
Power Supply Antec Egde 750W
Mouse Logitec G400
Keyboard Cougar 600K
#13
Why does it really matter? consider the PSU by its actually quality and ability, not the rail setup, there are a lot of great multi-rail PSUs and and a lot of great single-rail PSUs.
For most users, this should be the least thing to consider when searching for a proper PSU. way after ripple, noise, power delivery and such.
My psu is a quad-12v rail 750w PSU, ask johnnyguru what he thinks of it... :)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,951 (2.25/day)
Likes
3,909
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97 U3 Plus
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Power Color RD Vega 64 Reference
Storage Samsung EVO 500GB / 8 Different WDs / NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 34" LG 34CB88-P 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD (3440*1440)
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G710 Blue / G610 Orion Red
Software Win 7 Pro
#14
Hope they eventually work on the application to monitor wattage too (all rails), historical data, etc. How cool to compare the results of this to a plug monitor like kill-a-watt.

I like it.
 
Joined
Jan 20, 2007
Messages
216 (0.05/day)
Likes
119
Location
Mataram-NTB, Indonesia
System Name Folding System
Processor Intel 4770K Haswell
Motherboard Gigabyte G1 Sniper
Cooling EK Clean CSQ WB + EK CoolStream RAD XTX 480 + EK GTX780Ti Full WB + Swiftech D5 Pump
Memory 4 x 4 GB DDR3 GSkill Ripjaws F3 17000 GBZL | 4 x 4GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator Platinum
Video Card(s) 2 x Inno3D GTX 780Ti 3GB SLI
Storage 2x Patriot Pyro 240GB Raid 0 | 2x WD Green 3TB Raid 0 | 4x Seagate 4TB Raid 0
Display(s) Viewsonic LED VA1938wa 19" / 2 x Dell U2312HM 23" IPS Panel
Case Corsair 900D + 1 Aerocool 14cm Fan, 3 CM Fan 12cm, 4 Scythe Slim Fan 12cm, 4 Aerocool Shark 12cm
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar Phoebus + Hippo cri head amp + Sennheiser HD 598 + Razer Megalodon
Power Supply Seasonic P1000 Platinum
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Mech Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Home
#15
hmm..most user does not even know the difference between volt and watt. if the reading are accurate it will be interesting and save money for integrated power meter, say goodbye to PSU calculator..but first let the expert review and torture it.
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2012
Messages
1,018 (0.46/day)
Likes
1,423
Location
Indonesia
Processor AMD Ryzen R7 1700X @ 3.9 Ghz
Motherboard BIOSTAR X370GT7
Cooling Cryorig H5 Universal dual fan mode
Memory Team T-Force Night Hawk DDR4-3200 2x16 GB
Video Card(s) Inno3D GTX 1080 GAMING OC
Storage 512 GB Samsung 850 Pro + 3 x 2 TB WD Blue
Display(s) LG 27MB85Z
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Black
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 750W
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Leopold FC980M (Ergo Clear 68g) | KBD75 (Zealio 65g) | DZ60 (Gateron Silent Black)
Software Windows 10 version 1607 x64 + Ubuntu 16.04
#17
Joined
Jan 2, 2008
Messages
3,248 (0.89/day)
Likes
396
System Name Thakk
Processor i7 6700k @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte G1 Z170N ITX
Cooling Deepcool Maelstrom 120k / H55
Memory 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4 2400
Video Card(s) GTX1080ti Founders Ed. AIO Cooled
Storage Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD / Intel 250GB SSD / Samsung Pro 512 SSD / 3TB Seagate SV32
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 100hz IPS Gsync / HTC Vive
Case Cougar QBX mini itx
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150 > Creative Gigaworks T40 > AKG Q701
Power Supply Thermaltake 600w 140mm
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard Ducky Shine TKL MX Blue + Vortex PBT Doubleshots
Software Windows 10 64bit
Benchmark Scores http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12108888
#18
Gigabyte had the same gimmick before with the Odin PSU.. After that, they stopped making that line. I expect this one will follow the same trend as well.
 
Joined
Jul 24, 2012
Messages
130 (0.06/day)
Likes
59
System Name Main Rig
Processor Intel i5-4670K
Motherboard ASRock Z87E-ITX
Cooling Cooler Master Seidon 120M (Push+Pull)
Memory 8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill Sniper 1866 1.5V
Video Card(s) HD 6870 (Waiting on AIB partner R9 290 Release)
Storage WD 600GB VelociRaptor (w/ 60GB SSD Cache) / 2x 64GB SanDisk SSD RAID0
Display(s) 3x Acer 20" @ 1600x900
Case Cooler Master Elite130
Power Supply Seasonic 450W G-Series (80+ Gold)
Software Win7 Pro 64-bit
#19
I only hope they outfit it with a USB header style connection as opposed to an actual USB plug that'll need to be routed out of the case and to the back panel. Interesting feature, though.
 

eidairaman1

The Exiled Airman
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
19,735 (5.12/day)
Likes
5,145
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
#20
Gigabyte had the same gimmick before with the Odin PSU.. After that, they stopped making that line. I expect this one will follow the same trend as well.
Watch as Your PSU becomes a Super Nova :laugh:

Stability is the name of the game for every PSU, not tweakability :shadedshu