EVGA X299 Dark Motherboard Review a Core i9 Platform for Speed

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EVGA Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply

At STH we normally do not review power supplies, however, we wanted to highlight the EVGA Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply for users who want to run a full complement of graphics cards which can pull a substantial amount of power. Power supplies in this power range can power dual-socket systems that we benchmark with a full load of graphics cards with ease.

EVGA X299 Dark Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply
EVGA X299 Dark Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply

The Supernova 1600 T2 is a fully modular PSU that greatly aids in the installation where you would only use the cables you need. This keeps the case inside clean for proper air-flow.

EVGA X299 Dark Supernove 1600 T2 Power Supply Angle View
EVGA X299 Dark Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply Angle View

At the power connection end, we see a wide array of power connections that should be enough to handle any system. We note that there are 9x VGA power connections which is absolutely massive.

EVGA X299 Dark Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply Connections
EVGA X299 Dark Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply Connections

One can see the ECO Mode button. When set to “On” fans are biased to either not spin, or only spin enough to keep components cool. When the ECO Mode button is Off, the fan runs as normal. ECO Mode reduces fan wear and reduces noise.

EVGA Supernova 1600 T2 Specifications

Here are the key specs for the EVGA Supernova:

EVGA X299 Dark Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply Specifications
EVGA X299 Dark Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply Specifications

The power supply is well-known for its performance and capacity. One item on that spec sheet we wanted to draw attention to is the weight. This is a 13lb PSU. It absolutely feels substantial.

With modular power supplies in this class, one gets an impressive number of cables in the kit.

EVGA X299 Dark Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply Accessories
EVGA X299 Dark Supernova 1600 T2 Power Supply Accessories

Take a moment and check out the power cable. That is a standard US outlet to a C19 power connector. That C19 connector is due to the 1.6kW capacity. We often see the C19 connection on GPU servers and multi-node chassis like blade servers.

Before we get on with our testing, let us take a look at the X299 Dark motherboard BIOS and Software.

2 COMMENTS

  1. EVGA says the RAM slot layout with one DIMM per channel allows for higher clocks because even the presence of the other four slots electrically would reduce signal integrity because of electromagnetic interference.

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