Another fine PSU from the ever-growing EVGA stable.Manufacturer : EVGA
Model : SuperNova 650 G+ (650W)
RRP : £83.99
Read the HEXUS review on the EVGA SuperNova 650 G+ (650W) PSU…
EVGA has been busy bolstering its PSU line-up this year. Take the 80 PLUS Gold stable as an example. Right now, at a sensible 650W, you have a choice of the GQ, G1, G2, G3 and, now, G1+ models. Gets kind of confusing, doesn’t it, as there are differences in terms of absolute form factor, warranty, eco mode, fan size, modularity, and 12V rail arbitration. About the only thing the supplies agree upon is that Gold-level certification.
The newest of the bunch is the G1+, launched as a meaningful upgrade over the five-year-old G1 that has, as far as we can discern, sold in spades. It never hurts to improve on a long-standing design, so let’s get to the new, revised 650W model. Read the full review here.Conclusions :
EVGA has been somewhat guilty of overegging the pudding with respect to power supplies. The GQ, G1, G2, G3 are now augmented by the G1+ model, but it does make sense as it’s a solid improvement over the first-generation design that’s almost five years old.
Moving to a more efficient platform, improving voltage regulation, adding a better fan, and reducing depth by 10mm are obvious value-adds, as is having two 8-pin connectors for power-hungry motherboards. Cabling remains generous, though we’d prefer properly flat cables. The modular front enables you to hook everything up in one go.
Being picky, keeping the G3’s eco mode would have been another plus point – it’s hard to separate the two on a spec basis, frankly – and one could argue the £99 price is a bit steep when a quality Seasonic 650W Focus Plus+ is available for £85.
Such thoughts shouldn’t take away from the fact that this is another good, decent PSU from the ever-growing EVGA stable, and it does exactly what it says on the tin.Read Review