EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200 W Review 5

EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200 W Review


Value and Conclusion

  • The EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200 W retails for $269.99 (It was available for $249.99 for a short period of time).
  • Good price/performance ratio
  • Delivered full power at 47°C
  • Tight voltage regulation
  • Jaw-dropping ripple suppression
  • Very efficient
  • Very good performance in Advanced Transient Response tests
  • Selectable semi-passive operation
  • High build quality
  • Long stealth cables
  • ATX-bridging plug included in bundle
  • 10-year warranty (tied to certain conditions)
  • Compatible with the G2/P2 Power Supply Cable kit (Individually Sleeved) which features sleeving of excellent quality
  • Less than 16 ms hold-up time
  • Fan can be noisy under tough conditions and with high loads (its fan profile needs some fine-tuning)
  • 5VSB rail is not that strong or efficient
  • Distance between peripheral connectors should be a little larger
  • All PCIe connectors should have 8 (6+2) pins
EVGA's new flagship PSU is among the best I have ever tested, despite the minor flaws I spotted. If you need a ton of power, cherish reliability, and don't have a serious problem with noise once you stress your system, the P2-1200 is a great choice, especially since EVGA offers it at a very good price which will make the competition cringe. I don't know how they convinced Super Flower to offer them such good prices, but the price/performance ratio of EVGA PSUs is incredible because of the deal they struck, and combined with EVGA's ten year warranty, which comes with some strings attached, EVGA PSUs are a great bargain. Speaking of Super Flower, the company continues to impress me with their products and EVGA made a really good choice by picking them for their high-end units. The P2-1200 I had came with incredible ripple suppression, and its general performance was very close to the top-notch digital competition, but with EVGA's unit costing much less.

The flaws I spotted probably won't bother any of you, although its increased noise output once it is put under a lot of duress may annoy those with sensitive hearing. On the contrary, the list of positives is long and includes many crucial points. EVGA apparently takes very seriously to PSUs, and while they haven't been a part of the PSU market for very long, they have still managed to establish a very good name for themselves. I am definitely looking forward to a look at their 1600 W monster.
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