EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 PSU Review

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General Data
Manufacturer (OEM)Super Flower
Platform ModelLeadex Titanium
Primary Side
Transient Filter6x Y caps, 2x X caps, 2x MC chokes, 1x MOV, NTC Thermistor
Inrush ProtectionNTC Thermistor & Relay
Bridge Rectifier(s)Bridgeless Design - 1x US30K80R & 8x Infineon MOSFETs
APFC Boost Diodes4x Infineon  IDL10G65C5 (650V, 10A @ 125°C)
Hold-up Cap(s)4x Nippon Chemi-Con (400V, 390uF each. 1560uF combined, 2000h @ 105°C, KMW)
Main Switchers4x Infineon IPP50R140CP (550V, 15A @ 100°C, 0.14Ω)
APFC ControllerSF29603
LLC Resonant ControllerSFAA9013
TopologyPrimary side: Bridgeless PFC, Full-Bridge & LLC Resonant Controller Secondary side: Synchronous Rectification & DC-DC converters
Secondary Side
+12V MOSFETs12x Infineon  BSC027N04LS G (40V, 88A @ 100°C, 2.7mΩ)
5V & 3.3VDC-DC Converters: 8x Infineon IPD060N03Β (30V, 47A @ 100°C, 9.5mΩ) PWM Controller:  APW7159C
Filtering CapacitorsElectrolytics: Nippon Chemi-Con (1-5000h @ 105°C, KZE ), Nippon Chemi-Con (4-10,000h @ 105°C, KY), Nippon Chemi-Con (W, 105°C), Nippon Chemi-Con (1000h @ 105°C, KRG) Polymers: Nippon Chemi-Con
Supervisor ICAA9013 & LM324ADG
Fan ModelGlobe Fan RL4Z-B1402512EH (140mm, 12V, 0.6A, 2000 RPM, 153.47 CFM, 39.5 dB[A], 70,000-hour MTBF)
5VSB Circuit
Rectifier1x Mospec S10C60C SBR (60V, 10A)
Standby PWM Controller29604

This is a modern and powerful platform, able to deliver more than 2kW of power even under tough conditions. With the help of a bridgeless PFC converter, the SuperNOVA 1600 T2's efficiency levels are sky-high, second only to Corsair's fresh AX1600i and its more advanced digital platform.

The 1600 T2 has an ace up its sleeve, though: the double-ball bearing fan inside is idea for withstanding high operating temperatures. That makes this power supply a cryptocurrency miner's dream. Super Flower further enhances the platform with high-quality electrolytic and polymer filtering capacitors. The only let-down when it comes to filtering caps are the lower-end Chemi-Con KRGs on the modular board. Fortunately, they shouldn't take much stress since most of the filtering is handled by caps on the main PCB. But we'd still like to see Super Flower use quality caps everywhere on this $500 PSU.

We also noticed some nasty oxidation that was caused by insufficient coating applied to the PCB. Especially in a PSU that costs so much, we expect better build quality.

The following video footage shows the 1600 T2’s internals.

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Contributing Editor

Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.