EVGA SuperNOVA 1050 GS Power Supply

REVIEW INFORMATION
SUPPLIED BY: EVGA
MANUFACTURER: EVGA
PRODUCT: SuperNOVA 1050 GS
PROD LINK: SuperNOVA 1050 GS Product Specs
PRICE: $179.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!


SuperNOVA 1050 GS – Overshoot Transient Tests
VSB On VSB to 100%, 12V Off to 100%, 12V
O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot

Our power on transient shots for today look much like the ones we saw in the 850 GS review. Not the best ever in the history of our sport, but more than good enough to get the pass. No issues at all.

Hot box time! It’s a bit warm in the lab today because I still have two cryptocurrency mining machines running in here, so I’ll turn on the one exhaust fan and see if we get to fifty degrees. I’m not worried about this unit… if it gets too hot, it has overtemp protection.

SuperNOVA 1050 GS – Hot Load Tests
Test # +3.3V +5V +12V DC Watts/
AC Watts
AC
Input
Eff. P.F. Intake/
Exhaust
Progressive Load Tests
1 1.5A 1.5A 16A 211.6W/
233.8W
118.0V 90.5% 0.974 31°C/
34°C*
3.34V 5.08V 12.13V
2 3A 3A 32A 420.5W/
460.1W
119.2V 91.4% 0.975 36°C/
47°C*
3.34V 5.08V 12.12V
3 3.5A 3.5A 40.5A 530.2W/
582.6W
119.0V 91.0% 0.979 37°C/
46°C
3.33V 5.08V 12.12V
4 5.5A 5.5A 65A 846.6W/
949.8W
118.3V 89.1% 0.984 41°C/
54°C
3.34V 5.08V 12.12V
5 7A 7A 81A 1058W/
1215W
116.3V 87.1% 0.986 45°C/
65°C
3.34V 5.08V 12.12V
Crossload Tests
CL1 15A 15A 0A 131.2W/
157.8W
119.2V 83.1% 0.984 35°C/
39°C*
3.34V 5.08V 12.15V
CL2 0A 0A 87A 1059W/
1207W
117.9V 87.7% 0.987 43°C/
59°C
3.35V 5.08V 12.11V

* Fanless operation.

Ah yes, an easy pass for Gold again at up to forty-five degrees. It drew even further away from Platinum than it did cold, but that’s to be expected. The hot box often does that to units. Again, because I could see the fan this time, asterisks tell you where the unit ran without active cooling.

But those voltage readings… great chocolate covered pretzels! This time, we have 0.3% on the 3.3V rail, the 5V rail didn’t move at all at 0%, and even the 12V rail couldn’t be bothered to do worse than a shockingly good 0.1%. The average number for the scoring page is just 0.13%. It’s darn near perfect. My memory tells me that’s the best number I’ve ever gotten as far as stability goes. Heck, the 5V rail didn’t even move in the crossload tests, a feat rarely accomplished at this site.

Let’s see if the ripple suppression is anywhere near as good as these numbers are.

SuperNOVA 1050 GS – Oscilloscope Tests
Test # +3.3V +5V +12V
LLT O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
1 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
2 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
3 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
4 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
5 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
CL1 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
CL2 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot

Well… no, not quite. Oh, we have excellent results here, make no mistake about that. The 12V rail is at about 25mV, and the minor rails are under 15mV, but I have seen the competition in Antec’s high-end Delta builds do better than this. Super Flower’s also been going for the throat here, too.

But I’m not complaining. Excellent is excellent. Let’s take some stuff apart now.