EVGA SuperNOVA SoftwareThe NEX1500 can be monitored and controlled to a degree by EVGA's superNOVA software, which you can download from here.
Once you install the program, and optionally reboot your system, you can click the SuperNOVA icon on your desktop and fire up the program. You have to have the PSU connected to a USB header of your mainboard via the provided USB cable. The PSU must also be switched on via its on/off switch in order to be recognized as a USB device by your system.
The first screen you will get, once you launch the program, is shown in the first screenshots above. You can monitor two to six PSU functions at once through a button in the bottom left corner.
You can select the desired function through a drop-down menu inside each box, and navigate to its extra settings via some arrows located on the right or left side of the box, or one on the bottom. A history graph is available for each function, and you have the ability to set custom alarms.
You can find the options for normal/overclock mode and the single/multi-rail mode in the top-left corner.
The +12V output function allows you to adjust the output voltage of this rail on the fly, from 11.8 V to 12.8 V. This is a very nice feature that will be greatly appreciated by most enthusiast users, especially overclockers.
You can also set the fan profile by the corresponding function. The silent profile is active by default.
You can restore all functions to default by clicking the restore button located in the bottom right corner. The "i" button next to it provides information about the connected PSU and any software revision.
Overall, the SuperNOVA program is well written with a nice and informative user interface that provides many options and a lot of information to the experienced user. It also responds fast and connects to the PSU instantly. We didn't encounter a single hang, crash etc.
Its only problem, as you will see in the test sessions, is that its readings, especially the voltage ones, are very inaccurate, something that has to do with the fact that the corresponding sensors take voltage readouts from the PSU's connector output and not from the cable connectors on the PC side. As a result, the program doesn't take into account the corresponding voltage drops on wires at high loads.