EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000 W 5

EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000 W

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Value and Conclusion

  • The EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000 W retails for $199.99.
  • Good price for what it offers
  • Delivered full power at over 45°C flawlessly
  • Highly efficient
  • Outstanding ripple suppression on the +12V rail
  • Tight voltage regulation
  • +12V performance in Advanced Transient Response tests
  • Long hold-up time
  • Quiet operation at low loads
  • Very good build quality
  • Japanese caps (on the main PCB)
  • Fully modular
  • 10 year warranty
  • Its large dimensions can be a problem for some cases
  • Low power and not so efficient 5VSB rail
  • Ripple on the 5V rail at low loads (and over 40°C ambient)
  • Not all caps are Japanese as advertised
EVGA continues their march into the PSU market with an excellent and almost flawless product. The fresh SuperNOVA G2 1000 W performs exceptionally well, features a fully modular design with plenty of connectors to power a high-end system, is of a high build quality, and, most importantly, manages to offer all the above at a very good price. I think EVGA made a very wise choice to trust Super Flower with their new high-end model since this OEM combines very high performance with affordable prices, which allowed EVGA to pull off a retail price of under 200 bucks for this excellent product. The only problems I managed to find were a ripple anomaly on the 5V rail under specific conditions and the fact that the 5VSB rail is not as efficient and powerful as that of the competition. I also think that they could make the enclosure of the PSU a little smaller because the PCB isn't that long, but most users who buy such a strong unit don't install it into a small case with a restrictive PSU compartment. Those were the most significant problems I found the G2-1000 to have, and before I close this paragraph, I mustn't forget another positive aspect of the unit: Its noise output at low loads (400-450 W) was excellent. Noise output is also never annoyingly loud, even at high loads.

To sum up, EVGA's new PSU should definitely be on top of your list if you are looking for a high-performance unit with great characteristics and an even greater warranty. EVGA managed to offer the SuperNOVA G2 1000 W at a really good price that will make the competition rethink their pricing schemes, which will be very good for all of us!
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