EVGA first showed its NEX-1500W during the Computex conference. The power supply has now been released and should appeal to users with more than just its enormous 1500 watts capacity. The PSU comes with matching software which reads data from the device through a USB connector. Voltages, efficiency and currents are displayed. The software can also adjust the voltage on the +12V rail, and among other things, the fan speed.
The power supply has eight +12V rails, which can be combined into a single rail at the press of a button. There's also an "overdrive" function, which gives the power supply an extra boost and allows it to output up to 1650 watts, though it requires the fan to run at maximum speed to keep the components at acceptable temperature levels. The power supply is 80 Plus Gold certified, which ensures an efficiency of at least 90% under typical load conditions.
Naturally, the high-end power supply has a modular design and comes with sleeved cabling. Apart from the 24-pin ATX connector, two 8-pin EPS12V connectors are available for one or multiple processors. For graphics cards, no less than eight 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors are present, as well as a large amount of SATA plugs and Molex connectors.
EVGA's Supernova NEX1500 Classified power supply has a recommended price of $450 (£280).