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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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