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EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G6 Power Supply Review

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G6
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Primary Rails And 5VSB Load Regulation

The following charts show the main rails' voltage values recorded between a range of 40W up to the PSU's maximum specified load, along with the deviation (in percent). Tight regulation is an important consideration every time we review a power supply because it facilitates constant voltage levels despite varying loads. Tight load regulation also, among other factors, improves the system’s stability, especially under overclocked conditions and, at the same time, it applies less stress to the DC-DC converters than many system components utilize.

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If the voltage level at 12V wasn't so low at light loads, for increased efficiency, load regulation on this rail would be almost perfect. Load regulation is pretty good, in general. 

Hold-Up Time

Put simply; hold-up time is the amount of time that the system can continue to run without shutting down or rebooting during a power interruption.

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Hold-up time is long, much longer than the required, which is 17ms, according to the ATX spec. Moreover, the power ok signal is accurate. 

Inrush Current

Inrush current, or switch-on surge, refers to the maximum, instantaneous input current drawn by an electrical device when it is first turned on. A large enough inrush current can cause circuit breakers and fuses to trip. It can also damage switches, relays, and bridge rectifiers. As a result, the lower the inrush current of a PSU right as it is turned on, the better.

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Inrush currents are low with both voltage inputs. 

Leakage Current

In layman's terms, leakage current is the unwanted transfer of energy from one circuit to another. In power supplies, it is the current flowing from the primary side to the ground or the chassis, which in the majority of cases is connected to the ground. For measuring leakage current, we use a GW Instek GPT-9904 electrical safety tester instrument.

The leakage current test is conducted at 110% of the DUT's rated voltage input (so for a 230-240V device, we should conduct the test with 253-264V input). The maximum acceptable limit of a leakage current is 3.5 mA and it is defined by the IEC-60950-1 regulation, ensuring that the current is low and will not harm any person coming in contact with the power supply's chassis.

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Leakage current looks high in the graph. Still, it is much lower than the max allowed. 

10-110% Load Tests

These tests reveal the PSU's load regulation and efficiency levels under high ambient temperatures. They also show how the fan speed profile behaves under increased operating temperatures.

Test12V5V3.3V5VSBDC/AC (Watts)EfficiencyFan Speed (RPM)PSU Noise (dB[A])Temps (In/Out)PF/AC Volts
10%4.385A1.99A1.979A0.984A74.99585.151%0<6.044.84°C0.957
12.176V5.025V3.335V5.079V88.07340.35°C115.14V
20%9.785A2.986A2.971A1.184A149.91489.181%0<6.045.77°C0.967
12.163V5.024V3.332V5.068V168.140.84°C115.14V
30%15.527A3.485A3.468A1.384A224.90690.279%59512.041.66°C0.97
12.163V5.022V3.33V5.057V249.12347.14°C115.14V
40%21.276A3.985A3.967A1.585A299.98290.566%59412.042.23°C0.975
12.163V5.019V3.328V5.046V331.23148.28°C115.13V
50%26.643A4.985A4.964A1.788A374.34590.272%140239.742.29°C0.979
12.155V5.015V3.324V5.034V414.68448.74°C115.13V
60%32.035A5.985A5.96A1.99A449.33390.05%140640.043.15°C0.982
12.159V5.013V3.322V5.024V498.98449.97°C115.13V
70%37.425A6.986A6.958A2.194A524.24589.608%140840.043.92°C0.984
12.161V5.011V3.32V5.011V585.04151.29°C115.12V
80%42.909A7.989A7.957A2.297A599.37989.067%178946.144.05°C0.985
12.153V5.008V3.317V5.004V672.95352.25°C115.12V
90%48.671A8.487A8.443A2.401A674.42888.498%179446.244.7°C0.987
12.162V5.007V3.316V4.995V762.07953.81°C115.12V
100%54.226A8.99A8.96A3.014A749.68587.854%179346.145.1°C0.988
12.171V5.005V3.314V4.975V853.33454.88°C115.11V
110%59.669A9.992A10.053A3.018A824.72187.123%179746.247.03°C0.989
12.174V5.004V3.311V4.968V946.62257.8°C115.11V
CL10.113A14.377A14.341A0A121.28383.439%142140.042.11°C0.971
12.177V5.022V3.326V5.083V145.35548.82°C115.16V
CL20.113A23.888A0A0A121.3981.529%177946.042.87°C0.97
12.167V5.024V3.325V5.089V148.89249.91°C115.16V
CL30.113A0A23.778A0A80.57576.031%177646.043.73°C0.973
12.161V5.023V3.331V5.086V105.97751.27°C115.17V
CL461.633A0A0A0.001A749.52788.744%179246.144.2°C0.987
12.161V5.012V3.322V5.05V844.59753.09°C115.13V

Up to the 40% load test, the PSU's fan spins at low speeds, but it notably increases its speed along with noise output in the next test. We pushed hard the PSU during these tests, but it didn't sweat. 

20-80W Load Tests

In the following tests, we measure the PSU's efficiency at loads significantly lower than 10% of its maximum capacity (the lowest load the 80 PLUS standard measures). This is important for representing when a PC is idle with power-saving features turned on.

Test12V5V3.3V5VSBDC/AC (Watts)EfficiencyFan Speed (RPM)PSU Noise (dB[A])Temps (In/Out)PF/AC Volts
20W1.228A0.497A0.494A0.196A19.9972.726%0<6.039.25°C0.822
12.086V5.029V3.337V5.102V27.48736.97°C115.14V
40W2.705A0.696A0.692A0.294A39.99277.47%0<6.040.39°C0.927
12.081V5.028V3.337V5.098V51.62237.6°C115.14V
60W4.167A0.895A0.89A0.392A59.99282.677%0<6.041.28°C0.949
12.125V5.027V3.336V5.094V72.56137.91°C115.14V
80W5.613A1.094A1.088A0.491A79.92986.362%0<6.043.63°C0.963
12.167V5.026V3.335V5.091V92.55139.66°C115.14V

There is no need for the fan to spin under light loads, despite the high operating temperatures. 

2% or 10W Load Test

From July 2020, the ATX spec requires 70% and higher efficiency with 115V input. The applied load is only 10W for PSUs with 500W and lower capacities, while for stronger units, we dial 2% of their max-rated capacity.

12V5V3.3V5VSBDC/AC (Watts)EfficiencyFan Speed (RPM)PSU Noise (dB[A])Temps (In/Out)PF/AC Volts
1.193A0.276A0.275A0.056A16.99269.653%0<6.024.25°C0.801
12.070V5.026V3.335V5.104V24.39527.43°C115.15V

With 2% load, the PSU is close to the desired 70% efficiency level. It would be nice if it could go higher than that, though. 

Efficiency & Power Factor

Next, we plotted a chart showing the PSU's efficiency at low loads and loads from 10 to 110% of its maximum rated capacity. The higher a PSU’s efficiency, the less energy goes wasted, leading to a reduced carbon footprint and lower electricity bills. The same goes for Power Factor.

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This is an efficient platform, but a small boost at light and super-light loads would be highly welcome. 

5VSB Efficiency

Test #5VSBDC/AC (Watts)EfficiencyPF/AC Volts
10.1A0.511W71.529%0.065
5.107V0.714W115.15V
20.25A1.275W75.525%0.145
5.103V1.688W115.15V
30.55A2.803W77.28%0.261
5.097V3.627W115.15V
41A5.087W77.464%0.358
5.088V6.567W115.15V
51.5A7.616W77.857%0.413
5.077V9.782W115.15V
62.999A15.093W76.05%0.479
5.032V19.846W115.15V
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The 5VSB rail needs an efficiency boost to meet the competition. 

Power Consumption In Idle And Standby

Mode12V5V3.3V5VSBWattsPF/AC Volts
Idle12.069V5.026V3.335V5.108V4.8510.316
115.16V
Standby0.0620.005
115.16V
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Vampire power is low with 115V but over 0.1W with 230V. 

Fan RPM, Delta Temperature, And Output Noise

All results are obtained between an ambient temperature of 37 to 47 degrees Celsius (98.6 to 116.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

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The fan speed profile is aggressive at high operating temperatures. It could be more relaxed, but Seasonic wanted to make sure that the PSU will outlive the long warranty and we cannot blame its engineers for this. 

The following results were obtained at 30 to 32 degrees Celsius (86 to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit) ambient temperature.       

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The fan speed profile is more relaxed at normal operating temperatures, and the passive operation lasts for quite long if you don't apply a high load on the minor rails. 

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Aris Mpitziopoulos
Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.
  • Johnpombrio
    It is amazing how many different power supplies EVGA makes. There is the usual 550,650,750,850, 1000, and 1600 watts. The GA, GM, GT, GQ, a plain, cheap G+, and so many others. Then comes the superNOVA branded ones with their G(gold), P(platinum), and T (titanium) efficiencies. Each of THESE superNOVA families has G2, G3, G5, and G6: P2 through P6; and the super expensive T series. I have an EVGA superNOVA 850 G2 which I bought because it was on a great sale and I trust EVGA in most things. I hope a good rating on a 750 G6 means a good rating on a superNOVA 850 G6 which will be needed with my Alder Lake build coming up.
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