Subject: General Tech | August 23, 2012 - 10:31 AM | Tim Verry
Tagged: PSU, power supply, evga, 80 Plus Gold, 1650W
EVGA, a company most well-known for its line of graphics cards and enthusiast motherboards, has rounded out its computer offerings by announcing a power supply product. The NEX1500 Classified power supply (PSU) is a first for the company, and is released under the company’s high-end “Classified” series.
The NEX1500 Classified is a fully modular power supply that is able to run off of 110 or 230 VAC. When run on 110 volt, the PSU is rated to provide up to 1500 watts. Even better, EVGA claims an efficiency rating of 80 PLUS Gold. Interestingly, the PSU is “overclockable,” in the sense that it can deliver up to 1650 watts when hooked up to a 230 volt circuit. The overclocking is done in a piece of SuperNOVA software. The software allows the following monitoring and adjustment functions:
- Monitor voltage
- Monitor current draw for each rail
- Monitor power used
- Monitor efficiency
- Change fan profile
- Adjust the +12V rail (and configure single or multi rail mode)
Other features of the EVGA power supply includes Japanese capacitors throughout and a fully modular design–even the 24-pin ATX cable is modular which is nice to see.
The cables are all sleeved in the black and red EVGA color scheme. It comes with the following cables:
- 1 x 24-pin ATX
- 2 x 8-pin EPS12V (the CPU power socket on the motherboard)
- 16 x 6+2-pin PCI-E
- 3 x 6-pin PCI-E
- 12 x SATA
- 8 x Molex
- 2 x Floppy
- 1 x USB (that’s one I’ve not seen before on a PSU!)
The EVGA NEX1500 is packed with lots of features that enthusiasts like to see, but it will cost you. It has an MSRP of $449.99 USD and will be available later this month (August 2012). Fortunately, EVGA seems confident that this will be the only PSU you will need for a while as it comes with a 10 year warranty. You can find more information and photos on the EVGA product page.
The EVGA SuperNOVA software for monitoring the PSU
It is interesting that the company’s debut product is one on the very high end of the market. It could be a good thing, however. If reviewers find it to be a quality product, it will be the ideal platform for the company to work from to create lower cost (and lower wattage) models for the rest of the computer market.