EVGA SuperNova 850 G2 Power Supply Review

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I don’t know….I’m out of ideas here. Since it is a PSU review and the world apparently thinks that ‘Star Trek’ and computers are somehow intertwined, maybe I could go that route. You know, maybe a whole Mr. Scott needing four days to repair some dilithium crystal issue he’s having. It would seem to fit the bill, but I found Sulu saying “Captain! It's the condiments bar. There's a problem with the Special Sauce. The dispenser is jammed. It will take days to repair. “ on SNL more entertaining. Speaking of Sulu, George Takei is hilarious. If you aren’t following him on Friendface (or whatever your social media choice is), you are missing out.

EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 850 Watt Power Supply


Our computers aren’t run on dilithium crystals, however, and George Takei’s interesting takes on the world may be powerful, but they won’t run a GPU. These days, we are still dependent on PSUs. Fortunately, individual component power consumption is going down, even as performance goes up. With these lower power consumption components comes a different need, which is cleaner, better regulated power. It stands to reason that when consumption and need goes down, so does tolerance. While an 850 watt PSU has all the power it takes to run an enthusiast SLI/Crossfire gaming rig, the quality of that power, the regulation and stability of the power supply will be vital to peak performance and longevity.

EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 850 Watt Power Supply


In that spirit, the EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 provides 850 watts of continuous power with 80PLUS Gold efficiency and less than 2% variance in voltage regulation. The EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 employs a single 849W/70.8A 12v rail with all 100% Japanese solid caps on the mainboard and DC/DC conversion for the secondary rail for outstanding efficiency and control. The 850 G2 employs a fully modular cable system, using sleeved cables that are black from end to end for the cleanest possible in case aesthetics. EVGA’s new ECO thermal design offers semi-passive cooling for fanless operation at lower loads for absolutely silent operation. For enthusiast systems, the 850 G2’s cable system offers dual 4+4 CPU connectors, as well as four 6+2 PCIe and two 6-pin PCIe. To protect against mishap, the 850 G2 uses full heavy-duty protections, including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection). EVGA backs the SuperNOVA 850 G2 with an industry leading 10-year warranty.