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EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 and 850G2 Gold Power Supply Review

Author: Lee Garbutt
Manufacturer: EVGA

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

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The new SuperNOVA 850 G2 and 750 G2 power supplies from EVGA offer a rare combination of performance and value. For their two new G2 power supplies, EVGA has partnered with Superflower, which is one of the top OEMs who can go head to head with Seasonic and who EVGA has been using for some of their other higher powered premium power supplies.

Both the SuperNOVA 850 G2 and 750 G2 power supplies exhibited outstanding voltage regulation with low AC ripple, even at full load. The power supplies feature all modular cables and deliver very good efficiency, easily meeting the 80Plus Gold criteria. The 850 G2 and 750 G2 PSUs incorporate EVGA’s ECO Intelligent Thermal Control System, which allows the power supplies to operate in silent, fan-less mode at low to mid power levels. And last but not least, the two new G2 power supplies are backed by a 10-year warranty (with registration) and are very aggressively priced. Our only minor disappointment was the 850 G2 and 750 G2 power supplies do not support EVGA’s SuperNOVA hardware monitoring and control software.

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The new EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 and 750 G2 power supplies should start becoming available in April 2014.

•    MSRP for the 750 G2 PSU : $129.99 USD (119.99 after mail-in rebate)
•    MSRP for the 850 G2 PSU : $159.99 USD ($149.99 after mail-in rebate)

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Strengths:
•    750W or 850W Continuous DC output at 50°C
•    10-Year Warranty (with registration)
•    80PLUS Gold certified, with up to 90% efficiency under typical loads
•    Tight voltage regulation (2%), stable power with low AC ripple and noise
•    High-quality Japanese brand capacitors ensure long-term reliability
•    Fully modular cables to reduce clutter and improve airflow
•    Quiet dual-ball bearing fan for exceptional reliability and quiet operation
•    ECO Intelligent Thermal Control allows silent, fan-less operation at low power
•    NVIDIA SLI and AMD Crossfire Ready
•    Intel 4th Generation CPU Ready (Haswell, C6/C7 sleep modes)
•    Compliance with ErP Lot 6 2013 Requirement
•    Active Power Factor correction (0.99) with Universal AC input
•    Heavy-duty Protections: OVP, UVP, OCP, OPP, and SCP
•    Aggressive pricing

Minor Weaknesses:
•    Doesn't support EVGA's SuperNOVA monitoring software

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EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 and 750 G2 Power Supplies

Our thanks to EVGA for sending us the 850 G2 and 750 G2 PSUs to review – thanks!


April 25, 2014 | 01:05 PM - Posted by mark21321123 (not verified)

superflower makes top quality PSUs i have 13000G2

April 25, 2014 | 01:06 PM - Posted by mark21321123 (not verified)

edit
1300G2

December 27, 2014 | 11:34 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I just got a 750G2

The PSU modular connectors are shit. Typical plastic-to-plastic where you must apply humongous pressure so as to get it connected/disconnected (let alone when a couple of years have passed by, thus some heat and whatnot has been around - I expect it to break by then).

Also, the Sata cables would just not fit, so I'm stuck with a Molex-to-Sata adaptor, while I mail EVGA about it.

February 20, 2015 | 06:25 AM - Posted by Oubadah

That's unfortunate to hear. The Super Flower branded Leadex Gold 750 has the best modular sockets and cables I've ever used. Certainly a pleasure to use after years with Seasonic's horrible 'death grip' cables/sockets. The fit is firm and secure, but requires no excessive force. Same applies to the motherboard-end connectors, with the 24 pin one going in easily even on the first insertion. The SATA and 4-pin molex connectors are still fairly tight, but no worse than any others I've experienced (and that 4-pin molex is just a hideous, hideous design to begin with).

I had hoped that the G2 would be using the same connectors as the leadex, just without the LEDs, but it sounds like this isn't the case.

December 11, 2015 | 01:47 AM - Posted by Alpha Machina (not verified)

That's funny. I haven't had any issues with the cables or connectors. They're super flexible, silicone even, and the "plastic shit" connectors make a good, solid, tight connection without having to do any forcing or any of that ridiculousness. I don't expect them to break anytime in the lifespan of this PSU, not very easily anyway. The SATA power cables fit perfectly and weren't difficult to connect what-so-ever.

April 28, 2016 | 12:46 PM - Posted by Thomas Lewis (not verified)

Hi, I'm a bit of a newbie to this, or I can't read lol, but does this PSU come with a 4-pin molex power connector? (I will use it for the NZXT Hue+ which uses a 2-pin male molex connector for power). I will need it to have power directly from the PSU, so will I be able to do this straight out of the box?

April 28, 2016 | 01:57 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Lists the connectors on the second page, looks like you would be good.