EVGA G3 PSU 1000w 80+GOLD Review

EVGA G3 SuperNOVA 1000w GOLD PSU

The EVGA G3 PSU has arrived! the latest and greatest PSU by EVGA. In this article, I will be reviewing the EVGA supernova G3 80+ 1000w gold. And show how it differs from the G2.

EVGA has a wide assortment of power supplies in their arsenal. And each one targets a specific audience. From low to high end and even top of the line performance. EVGA offers it all with their G3 series PSU.

The SuperNOVA G3 power supplies range from 550w, 650w, 750w, 850w, and 1000 watts. Today we are going into all the details and tech specs on the 1000w gold model. I’ll list the exact specifications and show how they differ from the previous model, the 1000w gold G2 PSU.

Moving forward let’s take a look at the tec specs on this state of the art beauty.

G3 PSU Tec Specs

CABLE LENGTH

ATX CABLE 1x 600mm (m)
EPS CABLE 2x 750mm (m)
PCIE CABLE 2x 700mm, 3x 750mm, 850mm (m)
SATA CABLE 4x 550mm, 650mm, 750mm (m)
FOUR-PIN PERIPHERAL CABLE 1x 550mm, 650mm, 750mm, 850mm (m)
FLOPPY ADAPTER 1x 100mm
AC POWER 1x 1500mm (m)
MODULAR CABLE TYPE Full

CONNECTOR QUANTITY

24 PIN ATX 1x
EPS (CPU) 2x 8pin (4+4)
PCIE 8x 8pin (6+2)
SATA 12x
FOUR-PIN PERIPHERAL 4x
FLOPPY 1x

POWER SPECS

AC Input 100 – 240 VAC, 15A, 50 – 60 Hz
Rail +3.3V +5V +12V +5Vsb -12V
Max Output 24A 24A 83.3A 3A 0.5A
83.3A
120W 999.6W 15W 6W
Total 1000W @ +50C

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0° to 50° C
JAPANESE CAPACITORS 100%
ECO MODE Yes
MTBF 100,000 Hours
NET WEIGHT 10 lbs
SIZE 85mm (H) x 150mm (W) x 150mm (L)
APPROVALS TUV, CB, CE, FCC, RCM, cTUVus, WEEE, RoHS
Compliance with ErP Lot 6 2013 Requirement
FAN SIZE / BEARING 130mm Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing

This is truly an amazing piece of work by EVGA. This 1000w gold rated PSU has an MSRP of 169.99$. But can normally be found cheaper at newegg.com. At the time of writing this article, Newegg has listed at 149.99. Which makes it highly affordable, and perfect for a mid-end user. Not to mention EVGA’s world leading 10-year warranty!

At the time of writing this article, Newegg has listed at 149.99. Which makes it highly affordable, and perfect for a mid-end user. Not to mention EVGA’s world leading 10-year warranty!

EVGA has always stood by their products. And the SuperNOVA G3 PSU is no different. Which is why EVGA has implemented 100% Japanese capacitors for longer life.

With EVGA’s 10 year warranty your guaranteed to never have to buy another PSU. At least not in 10 years, and by that time it’ll probably be well overdue for an update anyway. And you can be sure EVGA will have one for you.

EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000w PSU

EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000w gold PSU
Now it’s on to the EVGA SuperNOVA G2 specs.

As you may have noticed above in the G3 Tec Specs, I’ve highlighted some of the additional details. Seems like these are really the only key differences between the G2 and G3 models.

The G3 PSU comes equipped with ECO mode while the G2 does not. Furthermore, the G3 uses a 130mm Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing, while the G2 uses a 140mm Double Ball Bearing.

This is the most notable feature of the G3 over the G2. As the smaller hydraulic dynamic fan combined with ECO mode allows for the G3 to perform at 0dba up to 20% load. This thing does not make a sound and, unfortunately, the G2 cannot boost that.

So if keeping your system whisper quiet is your thing, the EVGA SuperNOVA G3 is a must have. As most systems won’t go past 20% load on a 1000w PSU. Unless you’re gaming or doing other intensive operations.

Below I have listed the tec specs for the EVGA SuperNOVA G2 PSU. And just like the G3 specs I have highlighted some additional details that differ.

G2 PSU Tec Specs

CABLE LENGTH

ATX CABLE 1x 600mm (m)
EPS CABLE 2x 750mm (m)
PCIE CABLE 2x 750mm, 900mm (m) 4x 750mm (m)
SATA CABLE 2x 550mm, 650mm, 750mm (m) 2x 550mm, 650mm (m)
FOUR-PIN PERIPHERAL CABLE 1x 550mm, 650mm, 750mm (m) 1x 550mm,650mm (m) (f)
FLOPPY ADAPTER 1x 100mm
AC POWER 1x 1500mm (m)
MODULAR CABLE TYPE Full

CONNECTOR QUANTITY

24 PIN ATX 1x
EPS (CPU) 2x 8pin (4+4)
PCIE 6x 8pin (6+2), 2x 6pin
SATA 10x
FOUR-PIN PERIPHERAL 5x
FLOPPY 1x

POWER SPECS

AC Input 100 – 240 VAC, 15A, 50 – 60 Hz
Rail +3.3V +5V +12V +5Vsb -12V
Max Output 24A 24A 83A 3A 0.5A
83A
120W 999.6W 15W 6W
Total 1000W @ +50C

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0° to 50° C
JAPANESE CAPACITORS 100%
ECO MODE No
MTBF 100,000 Hours
NET WEIGHT 7 lbs
SIZE 85mm (H) x 150mm (W) x 200mm (L)
APPROVALS TUV, CB, CE, FCC, RCM, cTUVus, BSMI, WEEE, RoHS
Compliance with ErP Lot 6 2013 Requirement
FAN SIZE / BEARING 140mm Double Ball Bearing

Another key difference of the G3 over the G2 is the size and weight. EVGA boasts the SuperNOVA G3 PSU to be the smallest on the market. And they are not lying. With an 85mm (H) x 150mm (W) x 150mm (L) this PSU definitely beats any another PSU on the market in L x W and height.

Also, you may have noticed that the SuperNOVA G3 is shorter but weighs more than the SuperNOVA G2. Looking closely the weight of the G3 is 10lbs while the weight of the G2 is only 7lbs. But let’s face it when has the weight of a power supply ever been a deciding factor in a desktop PC? Therefore EVGA increased the weight a little and decreased the overall length.

Conclusion

EVGA has once again out done themselves. With the introduction of the SuperNOVA power supply, EVGA has brought top of the line performance to mid-end users and budget builders.

The 10- year warranty along with 100% Japanese capacitors guarantees you the best performance for your money. And adds a piece of mind, never having to worry about buying another PSU.

EVGA is a great company that has produced a lot of amazing technology in the past and continues to deliver. And for a mid-end/budget build, u cant go wrong with this 1000w PSU. As it’s guaranteed to perform staying quite under basic computer tasks. And produces clean power, using top of the line components.

Highly recommend by CompTechNFO.com. This award-winning PSU by EVGA will not disappoint.

 

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