EVGA has announced the SuperNova G7 fully-modular power supply series coming in capacities up to 1,000W, featuring 80 Plus Gold certification and LED load indicators on the side. Snazzy, huh?
Available in 650W, 750W, 850W, and 1,000W variants, SuperNova G7 wastes little energy achieving 93 per cent efficiency at 50 per cent load, thus adhering to the 80 Plus Gold standard requirements. Loads can be checked by a simple glimpse at the built-in LED indicators, which show five levels of PSU usage (20 per cent load each).
We wonder at the utility of the indicators as they’re located quite far down the side of the PSU chassis and may not be readily visible in windowed cases as many now have PSU-hiding compartments. Assuming you’re installing the supply with connectors the correct way up, surely the LED lighting will face downwards. We wait to see it in action.
All models measure 85mm (H) x 150mm (W) x 130mm (L) and weigh up to 7.40lbs (for the 1,000W). Inside we find a half-bridge LLC resonant controller for reduced switching losses, DC-to-DC design, plus 100 per cent Japanese capacitors. Not to forget the mandatory OVP, UVP, OCP, OPP, SCP and OTP current protections.
Cooling is entrusted to a 120mm fluid dynamic bearing fan capable of turning off (0RPM) at low usage, only running when load surpasses 50 per cent, giving it a noise level around 19dBA, according to the company. On the 850W and 1,000W models, the fan can ramp up further at high loads, hitting around 33dBA.
The provided cable list goes as follows:
|24 Pin ATX||1||1||1||1|
|EPS (CPU)||1x 8pin (4+4)||2x 8pin (4+4)||2x 8pin (4+4)||2x 8pin (4+4)|
|PCIe||3x 8pin (6+2)||6x 8pin (6+2)||6x 8pin (6+2)||8x 8pin (6+2)|
The keen-eyed among you may have noted the absence of PCIe 5.0 16-pin connectors, which may cause some cable clutter with upcoming Nvidia Ada Lovelace GPUs, also known as GeForce RTX 40 series, debuting later this year.
Finally, all G7 variants are backed by a ten-year warranty, indicating a high level of trust in these products by EVGA.
Unfortunately, pricing is a bit steep, starting at $159.99 for the 650W model, then $169.99, $189.99, and $239.99 for 750W, 850W, and 1,000W, respectively.