The 80 Plus Platinum certification has a proven efficiency of over 90% and is the second best efficiency you can get from a power supply. This means that PCs with such a power supply make better use of power and in the long run save on electricity bills compared to less efficient power supplies. This translates to long term energy savings that end up paying for the power itself. More so if it’s as well built as the EVGA P6 Supernova, which is built to last a decade and therefore be the power source for a lot of the setups you’re going to be doing with your PC during that time.
Features of the EVGA P6 Supernova
We are facing a fully modular EVGA power supply that is 80 PLUS Platinum certified, so as we have already mentioned it has an efficiency of 90% or more. EVGA claims it is 92% under 115V AC or 94% under 220-240V AC, its actual performance is therefore superior to that of said certification.
Another detail to highlight on the EVGA P6 Supernova is its size, as it is the shorter power supply rated at 1000W than EVGA has released to date. Since its measurements are 86mm high by 150mm wide and 140mm long. This therefore allows for additional space on the PC.
The third point to emphasize is the better capacity that the EVGA P6 Supernova has to adjust tension compared to the EVGA P2 of the same brand. This is essential to guarantee the ten-year guarantee offered with the power supply. All this combined with the EVGA firmware which, as a safety system, cuts off the power if there is more than 1 millisecond receiving a load of more than 125%.
And speaking of protection systems, the EVGA P6 Supernova obviously contains all the protections and safety mechanisms available to all high-end power supplies. That is to say, protection against excess current and voltage, loss of current, short circuits and high temperatures. All thanks to a combination of hardware and firmware built into the power supply itself. All this without forgetting the use of large capacity Japanese capacitors throughout the circuit.
To complete the features, we can’t forget the built-in fan to cool this powerful power supply. Which is completely silent with loads up to 40%, but reaches 20 dBA between 40% and 70% of the load, then goes up to 35 dBA when the load is at 100%. So in working conditions where the PC does not have to do a lot of processing and does not require the power to be at the maximum. What the EVGA P6 Supernova does is totally silent most of the time
Compatibility and connectivity of this power supply
What interests us in any modular power supply is its connectivity and the EVGA P6 Supernova is not lacking, we must start a 24-pin ATX connector, followed by an EPS connector for the 8-pin CPU in a 4 + 4 configuration. As for food for the PCI Express ports we have 8 with a 6 + 2 pin configuration, 12 SATA power ports, 4 four-pin peripheral ports, and a floppy drive connector.
As for the cables included as standard in the EVGA P6 Supernova this comes as standard we have the following cables: ac600mm ATX capable, a 700 mm EPS cable, 700 mm cinco cables for PCIe and another for the same connector 820 mm. If we are already talking about SATA Connectors The source has 4 connectors of 550mm, one of 650mm, one of 750mm and another of 850mm.
Different configurations of the EVGA P6 Supernova
Not everyone needs a 1000W power supply in their PC, which is why the EVGA P6 Supernova is available in lower wattage models, but with all the specifications and features that we mentioned about the 1000 W model. More precisely, the other three models have a power of 850 W, 750 W and 650 W.
The other models, despite their lower power, retain the ten-year warranty and the 80 PLUS Platinum certification of the 1000 W version, which makes them ideal as power supplies for much smaller PCs.
Pricing and availability
The EVGA P6 Supernova with a power of 1000 W is already available on the EVGA site at a price of 299 US dollars, as for the rest of the models in the range, for the moment we do not know the price, but obviously it should be much lower than the 1000W model.
Of course, EVGA limits the number of units to 2 per delivery address. The reason is very clear: Energy efficiency is very important in mining and EVGA is not interested in selling its power supplies for mining farms. So, if you are planning to buy a power supply that can support the various configurations of your desktop PC over several years, this is a great option.