EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 16

EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2

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Introduction


We would like to thank EVGA for supplying the review sample.

EVGA's flagship PSU is the SuperNova 1600 T2, a re-badged Super Flower Leadex unit with the 80 PLUS Titanium certification. Meeting this certification's specifications is very difficult, which is also the reason for so very few Titanium PSUs. Without very many competitors in its field, EVGA's only competitor is Corsair's AX1500i.

EVGA's ties to Super Flower are strong, and EVGA is always quick to adopt a new platform Super Flower releases. Super Flower doesn't have EVGA's retail presence in the US or its wide distribution and support network, which has a cooperation with EVGA make sense because it removes the marketing and distribution problems while giving the company the opportunity to solely focus on production. However, working with such a big player as EVGA isn't easy because demand can be so high that a relatively small manufacturer like Super Flower could struggle to keep up. While having your products sell like hot cakes is a good thing, you'd also have to keep an eye on quality control while expanding your manufacturing lines.



The 1600 T2 is for powerful high-end systems with multiple highly overclocked VGAs. This PSU clearly isn't for your average user since it addresses those who need the best money can buy today. Currently, only the AX1500i meets its specifications. Corsair's offering might be 100 W weaker, but it uses digital circuits, which endow it with incredible performance and a ton of controlling and monitoring options through a Windows application. The Titanium Leadex platform inside the 1600 T2, however, doesn't need any digital gizmos to achieve its Titanium efficiency since Super Flower's engineers pushed their analog design to its limit and drastically reduced its energy losses. If you believe digital circuits pose a reliability threat over the long haul, Super Flower's approach is more appealing. However, digital circuits are the future, and all PSU manufacturers will ultimately have to head down that road.
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