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    Default EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G5 review @ Tomshardware

    Traditionally all high-end G products were made by Super Flower, but this is not the first time that FSP provides platforms to EVGA, since the G1+ family is based on an FSP platform.
    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...pply,6337.html

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    Mediocre at best. Like this EVGA won't stand a chance versus Corsair.

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    Well, did we expect anything else from EVGA?? They are only living off their Reputation.
    Their PSU are mediocre at best, badge engineered stuff...
    They just don't have the expertize to do awewsome PSU, sadly...

    They were lucky with Super Flower and could get a decent Reputation + Name Recognition of their GPUs...

    I really wished they would get some people that know about PSU and get better....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post

    I really wished they would get some people that know about PSU and get better....
    I don't.

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    Worse than Corsair CX, i am guessing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    I don't.
    Obviously

    If they would do actually decent PSU would be not so good for Corsair
    Quote Originally Posted by hello_there_123 View Post
    Worse than Corsair CX, i am guessing?
    Unknown because only the highest wattage is tested.
    The lower wattage ones might not be as bad.

    It might be that the plattform isn't designed for 1000W and wasn't developed/used properly for a 1000W unit but 850W or less might be fine....

    TL; DR: We need a Test of the smaller wattage ones. Especially since its entirely possible that the lower wattage ones could possibly use a different plattform!
    Its not totally out of the question that 650W, maybe 750W, uses the Pure Power 10/11 (Straight Power E10) Plattform - like it was the Case on the old Power Zone Series...


    Fun Fact:
    The EVGA G5 is based on the be quiet Power Zone PCB - with a different DC-DC section:
    https://www.techpowerup.com/review/b...e-1000w/4.html

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    Of the SuperNova G series, which are thought to be best? The G2?

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    They are all pretty mediocre and nothing exceptional.
    G2 seems to be decent, G3 isn't too bad but some have Protection Issues (=die when overloaded)
    And the higher wattage ones (ie 850W) seem to be really really loud.

    Would I buy one of those?? In Germany (and US of A) I would not. Because there are better options from other manufacturers.
    In other regions: It depends what else is available

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    They aren't pretty mediocre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    They aren't pretty mediocre.
    As a whole package they are.
    Electrical performance is pretty good.

    BUT: Fan Controller is pretty bad and it looks like Super Flower uses a multi stage controller, not an analogue one. Wich makes them loud, especially higher wattage ones. Lower wattage ones are OKish (start with ~700rpm, higher wattage ones start with around 1000RPM).
    Protections are also not that great and often in the 140% Range, maybe even more.

    For example:
    https://www.tweakpc.de/hardware/test...dex_ii/s07.php
    The Leadex 3 seems to be a good amount better than the previous things...

    Fan controller is also the standard Semi Fanless that switches the Fan off and on constantly, though with a rather long time inbetween, so not that big of an issue.
    And the Leadex 2 I have (650/750W) is also on the noisier side.

    All in all, its more on the mediocre side. Good electrical/regulation performance, Protection and (accoustic) noise performance have a good amount of room for improvement.

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