EVGA SuperNOVA G5: new 80 Plus Gold modular power supplies up to 1000 W

EVGA SuperNOVA G5 review

The manufacturer of power supplies, EVGA, has just introduced the new models that follow its successful range of current sources, the new EVGA SuperNOVA G5. All these new power supplies will feature fully modular wiring. And, more important than this aspect, is that all will have an 80 Plus Gold efficiency, as well as a very quiet fan, so that we do not listen to it when we make our computer work thoroughly.

Nowadays, almost none of the multiple power supplies included in the high-end manufacturers reach the market without completely modular wiring. Despite the uselessness of the concept. A power supply will always have to provide power to the motherboard and the computer’s processor. Therefore, having both types of cables as modular does not make any sense at the end.

In any case, the new EVGA SuperNOVA G5 power supplies do have this completely modular wiring. Thanks to him, the user can decide how many cables he needs to install in his system, depending on the number of components that he has installed in his PC.

The topology of these new power supplies is centered on a DC-to-DC design, with an active clamp converter. This detail makes us think that the OEM that manufactures this new series of power supplies for EVGA is FSP. Since this type of topology is the most used by this manufacturer of power supplies in its high-end models. FSP was also the OEM in charge of manufacturing the current SuperNOVA G3 sources, which have been quite awarded.

EVGA SuperNOVA G5 review and specifications

The efficiency curves that EVGA has advertised for its new EVGA SuperNOVA G5 power supplies demonstrate that all models meet more than enough with what is necessary to have the 80 Plus Gold certification. However, while users who are in a 110 Vac (Volt AC) network have to comply with a maximum efficiency of 91%, users who operate with a 230 Vac electrical network, we get the efficiency to reach 92%, and even higher in the most powerful models.

To achieve better performance, the new power supplies only use Japanese capacitors inside. Some of them, from brands as reputable as Rubycon. And many of the capacitors that are used in certain parts of the source circuit are solid capacitors. With this, greater stability in the voltages is achieved, and the parasitic noise inside the circuit is eliminated.

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As usual in many of the power supplies of a good range, the models of the EVGA SuperNOVA G5 have an ECO mode for the 135 mm fan mounted on the bottom. This mode keeps the fan off until the source consumption reaches 20%. And with that, we managed to reduce the sound footprint of the system in our room, when we are not doing something important with the PC.

EVGA will sell 4 models of these new SuperNOVA G5 sources: 650, 750, 850 and 1000 W. Each of them has a 10-year warranty from this manufacturer.