EVGA plans to expand lowest-end "N1" series with 750/650/550W units, B series with 800B unit, and W1 series with 700W unit
Posted on April 19, 2016, 17:42
While EVGA has a lot of mid-end and high-end units under the common "Supernova" brand (divided into smaller series), they also sell some budget power supplies without this explosive name. The most basic 25° 400W non-80plus model will also have much more powerful siblings, and the 80+ Standard and 80+ Bronze series will get new buddies as well.
The new units appeared in recent documents from Weishuo Electronics, HEC's main factory. They are the OEM for EVGA's current non-80plus unit, the 80+ Standard series, and the 80+ Bronze "B" series.
Here's what EVGA's current low-end lineup looks like:
|Series||Efficiency||OEM||Released units:||Planned units:|
|N1||None (for 400W)||HEC||400||550||650||750|
Since EVGA 700B is already using a DC-DC regulated design rather than outdated group regulation used in 500W and 600B, the new 800B will most likely use the same DC-DC platform.
The 700W 80+ Standard unit isn't likely to use the DC-DC design from 700B, but downgraded to lower efficiency - such unit wouldn't make a lot of sense on today's market. It seems most probable that it will use a basic group regulated design.
The new N1 units are the most puzzling - the 400W model doesn't pass any 80+ standard, is rated at only 25 degrees C (although it worked fine at 39C in Jonnyguru.com testing) and comes with 2 year warranty.
The 550, 650 and obviously the 750W model must use a much higher standard than that, but we wonder if that won't dilute EVGA's lineup even more than it already is. The 80+ Standard "W" units are already quite basic, so there's not a lot of space to go even lower.
EVGA BD and BQ series
Remember that EVGA also has two completely new series in plans: BD and BQ. To read more about them, refer to these articles from a few months ago: