EVGA has announced the impending launch of a family of budget-friendly semi-modular power supplies reaching up to 1KW: the EVGA GQ series.
Borrowing features from the company's more expensive models, the EVGA GQ family is split into four power levels: 1,000W, 850W, 750W, and 650W. Regardless of rated power output, each is 80 Plus Gold certified for a 90 per cent peak efficiency and feature 100 per cent Japanese Nippon Chemi-Con solid-state capacitors - chosen, the company has claimed, for their performance and reliability. That latter feature, in fact, is a central point: while EVGA is positioning the GQ series at the mid-point of its line-up, it's including a five year warranty with all models - a cut from the ten-year warranty offered with its high-end SuperNova range.
Each model in the GQ family is semi-modular, featuring a sleeved motherboard cable bundle while allowing peripheral power cables to be attached or detached as required. Each also comes with EVGA's Eco Mode functionality, toggled by a switch at the rear, which keeps the fan from spinning at low loads to reduce system noise when idling. All include a single 12V rail - with the top-end 1,000W model capable of offering a claimed 83.3A - and include an active clamp DC-to-DC circuit to boost overall efficiency.
More information on the new PSU family, which is based on the FSP Aurum PT design, is available from the official web site
. UK pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed by the company.