So then certification, tested by the 80PLUS organization (the people that certify and test efficiency). We already explained a little what that literally means. But what does such a certification entail?
Well, we have standard, bronze, silver, gold, and platinum certifications. A PSU that is certified 80 PLUS Gold or 80 PLUS Platinum is more efficient than a normal unit. Below you'll find a table that shows what efficiency levels a PSU has to achieve at a given load to make the grade for a specific certification level.
Efficiency at 20% Load
Efficiency at 50% Load
Efficiency at 100% Load
80 PLUS Bronze
80 PLUS Silver
80 PLUS Gold
80 PLUS Platinum
The EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750 Classified Power Supply is certified by the 80PLUS organization to deliver a 90% energy efficiency at 50% load and still 90% efficiency when your PC idles. We are not 100% certain if the product complies with the ErP (Energy Related Product) directive to ensure less than 1W of power is used in passive standby and off modes. We'll test that manually later on in the article.
I have a Gold rated 80 Plus report on this unit as shown above.
Courtesy of EVGA:
EVGA is proud to introduce the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750 and NEX650 power supplies. Designed with enthusiast needs in mind the NEX series is the best choice to power next generation enthusiast computers. Combining 750W or 650W of continuous power with exceptional performance, stunning efficiency, and cutting-edge design and features, the NEX series power supplies are what you need to take your system to the next level.
These new power supplies will accompany the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified power supply that launched earlier this year. The NEX1500 Classified has already won numerous awards from leading editorial sites, commending its ground breaking performance, feature set, and industry leading 10 Year Warranty.
Continuous Power Trust EVGA to label all of our power supplies in Continuous Power, the steady power a PSU can output continuously, rather than the amount delivered at its short-lived peak.
Modular Cables EVGA Delivers the highest quality cables, with a modular design for optimal cable management and the best looks.
EVGA 5 Year Warranty (Gold Models): With an exceptional 5 year warranty and EVGA’s legendary customer support, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve got the best protection in the industry.
Exceptional 5 Year Warranty (Gold models) and unparalleled EVGA Customer Support
80PLUS Gold, with up to 90% efficiency under typical loads
Highest quality Japanese brand capacitors ensure long-term reliability
Fully Modular to reduce clutter and improve airflow (Gold Models)
Quiet Fan for near-silent operation
High Amperage Multi-Rail Design for maximum power and efficiency
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified PSU review We review the EVGA NEX1500 Classified PSU. The monster of a 1500 Watt PSU is massive in performance and featrues. It's the most versitie and feature rich power supply we have ever put our hands on.