Enermax Revolution87+ 1000W Power Supply Review
Enermax is and has been a favorite brand with HardOCP for many years now. Today it is showing off its new Revolution 87+ series suggesting 87% efficiency or better at all times. Coming in at a full kilowatt of supplied power, designed with ZERO LOAD sleep states in mind, and 24-7 at 50C performance, this should be one tough PSU.
Enermax Technology Corporation is a company that is well known in the world of power supplies and general computing alike. Founded in 1990, Enermax has made a name for itself by providing solid performing power supplies, among other computer components, and accessories. Enermax' current lines of power supplies encompass a wide range of products targeted at various market segments including the MaxRavo, MODU87+, PRO87+, Platimax, Revolution85+, Galaxy EVO, MODU82+, PRO82+, NAXN, LibertyECO, and Tomahawk series. In addition to being a retail presence with its Enermax brand power supplies, Enermax Technology Corporation appears to be one of the few real OEM designers of power supplies. Its power supplies however, have only rarely shown up under other labels including Grow Up Japan, Sapphire, and its house brand Lepa. Today we are looking at our first power supply from Enermax’ new Revolution87+ line of power supplies with this 1000 watt model (ERV1000EWT).
A Little Rebellion Now and Then Is A Good Thing
Today’s Enermax Revolution87+ 1000W is the 4th ~1000W power supply we have seen from Enermax to date. Among these previous outings, we have seen some very good options that have generally been impressive. However, the rest of Enermax’ competition has not stood idly by and, of late, we have seen a number of truly impressive ~1000W units come to market. Given this tough competition, Enermax is going to have to pull out all the stops to overthrow the current ruling class. It has done it before, and given what Ecomaster has to say about this unit today it seems to think it is poised to do it again:
After two years release of MODU87+ and PRO87+, Enermax R&D redesigns the award-winning topologies, and implemented them into the gold successor: REVOLUTION87+ series, a new line of 80 PLUS Gold power supplies. The new breakthrough design makes REVOLUTION87+ more efficient, durable, and reliable.
ENERMAX’s well-known DHT topology (aka Dynamic Hybrid Transformer) introduced in 2010 with 87+ series amazed the industry and followed by competitors. To pursue the excellence, ENERMAX research team refines the DHT, its PCB layout, and adding new D2D x3 design. All dramatically reducing the power conversion losses, improving DC output regulation, ripple noise performance, and reaching extremely high efficiency at any load. ENERMAX lab figures indicates the new REVOLUTION87+ efficiency is ~1% higher than its predecessor, and certain models in 80 PLUS lab report even beat other Platinum models!
Providing unequaled durability and reliability performance on all levels, REVOLUTION87+ series is equipped with the world leading ENERMAX 13.9cm Twister Bearing fan with low noise and long lifetime, 100% 105oC heavy-duty Japanese electrolytic capacitors together with solid state cap to form Hybrid Capacitor array, and meeting ErP Lot 6 2010 (<1W at standby) requirement.
The REVOLUTION87+ series is available with 550W, 650W, 750W, 850W and 1000W.
Its performance, rock-solid stability, and safety are the perfect energy for extreme gaming and professional systems.
Let's move on to see what we have to look forward to when we purchase the Enermax Revolution87+ 1000W in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.