EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1+ PSU Review: Efficient & Silent

Final Analysis

EVGA's SuperNOVA 650 G1+ is based on the same platform as be quiet!'s Pure Power 600W. The main difference between them is that the 650 G1+'s secondary side features better filtering capacitors. This FSP-manufactured platform is suitable for the mid-range space, but it's not equipped to take on higher-end models like EVGA's own 650 G3, Seasonic's Focus Plus Gold 650W, or the Corsair RM650x.

We expected the 650 G1+ to sell for $80 or so. That would have given it a notable advantage compared to the aforementioned models. Instead, EVGA prices it above the SSR-650FX and on par with the 650 G3. Although the 650 G1+ boasts high efficiency and an impressive hold-up time result, the PSU's transient response is downright bad, while its power-good signal is inaccurate.

Fully modular cabling, a high-quality fan that enables quiet operation, two EPS and four PCIe connectors, and admirable efficiency are among this PSU's strengths. And despite the poor transient response results we recorded, its overall performance score is high. EVGA has tight load regulation, very good ripple suppression at +12V, and a long hold-up time to thank. Still, it'd be difficult to recommend the SuperNOVA 650 G1+ with so many other compelling options available around the same price.

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Disclaimer: Aris Mpitziopoulos is Tom's Hardware's PSU reviewer. He is also the Chief Testing Engineer of Cybenetics, and developed the Cybenetics certification methodologies apart from his role on Tom's Hardware. Neither Tom's Hardware nor its parent company, Purch Media, are financially involved with Cybenetics. Aris does not perform the actual certifications for Cybenetics.

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  • WINTERLORD
    i read all your guys articles weather im in the market for new or not and i read that article and almost right off the top the article was killed with oh you can get the g3 for same price hah anyways guess if you hadnt someone woulda been quick to mention
  • dunn.md
    Your review is based on the $110 MSRP. This PSU is currently selling for $69.99 on Amazon. Would you highly recommend this PSU at this significantly lower price point?
  • DSzymborski
    The EVGA G3 650W can be bought for $69.99 also and it's much preferable.

    Like about 2/3 of the 850 or so individual PSUs EVGA is selling, I can't figure out exactly who the target market is for this.
  • HERETIC-1
    Calling this G1 "SUPERNOVA" is a bit on the nose.
    These are manufactured by FSP.

    EVGA's excellent G2 and G3 SUPERNOVA's are manufactured by SUPERFLOWER....
  • Melon_seed
    Thank you for the review. I shall drop this off my list. Now its either Superflower leadex II or if I am lucky, Seasonic focus plus.