LAS VEGAS, NV -- EVGA's strongest unit currently has 1.6kW capacity, which is close to the limit for 115V input, at least where desktop PSUs are concerned, which are restricted by the max amperage (15A) that a typical household socket can deliver. With 230V input, however, a PSU can deliver much more power, so EVGA thought it would be wise to release a stronger unit that can go up to 2.2kW while still boasting 80 PLUS EU Platinum efficiency. We got to learn a little bit about this PSU—and several other new units from EVGA—here at CES 2018.
Super Flower, the OEM of this PSU, already has in its portfolio the SF-2000F14HP, a 2kW PSU (with 230V input as well) so EVGA most likely took this platform and just raised the max power output by 200W. Such huge capacity PSUs obviously only address hardcore overclockers and miners, which need tons of power. For the average user, anything with over 1kW capacity is probably overkill, given that the power consumption of modern GPUs is low, at least at stock clocks/frequencies.
Unfortunately EVGA didn't reveal much about this PSU, meaning that we don't have its exact technical specifications in hand. So we will have to rely on the photos we shot to figure out as much as we can about it.
|EVGA SuperNOVA 2200 P2
|200-240 VAC, 15A, 50Hz
|Total Max. Power (W)
|2,200 @ 50°C
According to EVGA this beast can deliver 2,200W at 50°C continuously! This translates to 183.3 Amperes on the +12V rail. This is definitely the ideal PSU for miners who want to to invest in a solid PSU that can deliver as much power that it promises. We have pushed the 1600 T2 up to 2,160W (with 230VAC input) and it didn't budge, so we expect the 2200 P2 to be notably stronger.
The modular board has 19 sockets in total, with nine of them for the PCIe cables and two for the EPS cables. The peripheral cables have six sockets; the 24-pin ATX connector uses two. If the VGA sockets use cables equipped with two PCIe connectors each, then the 2200 P2 can power up to 18 VGAs! Nonetheless, their power consumption has to stay below 2kW, in order not to over-stress the PSU.
EVGA 1000 PQ And 1000 G+ PSUs
Aside from the 2200 P2, EVGA also had two new units to show during CES 2018, however we don't have much information about them.
We do, however, know that the 1000 PQ features a semi-modular cable design along with a selectable semi-passive operation, has 1kW capacity and it is 80 PLUS Platinum certified. The 1000 G+ is fully modular and is 80 PLUS Gold certified.
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Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.
Guess it's time to move to Europe so I don't have to pay extra for a new port to be installed in my house....
Power supplies in North America (120V mains) are not limited at 15A in most residential circuits; the safe limit is less than that. While it's true that most residential circuits are rated for 15A, that is when the breaker will trip or the fuse will blow. By the national electrical code the maximum SAFE current is 80% of what the circuit is rated for. So, on a 15A circuit the safe current is 12A; even assuming unity power factor this is less than 1.6kW at 120V. Unless this power supply comes with a NEMA 5-20 connector, which only allows it to connect to a 120V/20A circuit, it will NOT provide 1.6kW in North America.Reply
I've apparently had too much to drink this evening. Please ignore my reference to 1.6kW as I was commenting about the wrong power supply, doh!Reply
Really impressive) It will be popular in Europe, I think.Reply
Great, not only dirty miners ruin gaming buying out GPUs but now even EVGA plays to the tune and releases multi kW PSUs...Reply
Quit complaining about miners. I get notifications almost daily from EVGA about 1080 Ti's that are in stock and at MSRP. You're not entitled to them any more than they are.Reply