Enermax MaxRevo 1500W Power Supply Review
Enermax is a long time trusted brand name here at HardOCP and today we see Enermax' biggest and baddest desktop PSU yet, a whopping 1500 watts. The MaxRevo 1500W comes with a long list of features that Enermax touts for this unit as well as some patented technology. So does all this make it a great 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 Platimax, MaxRevo, Modu87+, Pro87+, Revolution85+, MODU82+, PRO82+, LibertyECO, NAXN, 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 the current largest member of Enermax’ MaxRevo line of power supplies the MaxRevo 1500W (EMR1500EWT).
Once More to the Revolutionary Fields
Today’s Enermax MaxRevo 1500W is the largest capacity power supply we have seen under the Enermax brand to date. At 1500W, it is also in a somewhat rarefied field of power supplies. Indeed, prior to this unit today, we have only seen 1500W products from Thermaltake and SilverStone (we have also seen 1600W products from Ultra and under the Lepa brand). Even though the field of options here is thin, when you swing with this much lumber the expectations are certainly very high. However, Enermax has been building up to this level nicely as, previous to this unit, we did see the Enermax MaxRevo 1350W some time ago and at that time that unit was very good. So, has Enermax been able to stretch out another 150W without losing a step? Before we see, let’s first look at what Enermax has to say about this unit:
Fully utilize transformer's quad magnetic quradrants energy to provide maximum switching efficiency and outstanding stability.
World's leading full modular cables PSU series with 88-94% efficiency @20-100% load. Compliant with 80 PLUS Gold standard.
ErP Lot 6 ready
Help system to meet ErP Lot 6 2010 (<1W at standby mode) with high efficiency +5Vsb circuitry. (With ErP Lot 6 enabled motherboard.)
Copper-Bridge Array Transmission
Unique Copper-Bridge Array creating wider conduction path greatly helps reduce airflow resistance, voltage drop and energy loss.
C6 & Hybrid ready!
Maximum compatibility with C6 & hybrid states of current and future CPU & GPU generations by ZERO LOAD Design.
100% 6+2P (8P) PCI-E connector to support new generation DXXI graphic cards.
12P modular design for possible upcoming new CPU and GPU 10P and/or 12 connectors.
Full modular cable design for easy customized support for various peripheral settings.
SSI PSDG support for latest Intel® Core™ Extreme/i7, Xeon™ and AMD® Opteron™ and SLI® or CrossFireX™ and downward compatible with EPS12V v2.92, v2.8.
CordGuard Fixing the AC cord tightly to avoid accidental shutdowns of your PC.
Keeping PSU fan running for 30-60 seconds after shut down to dissipate the remaining system heat and prolonging system lifetime.
Advanced multiple protection circuitries of OCP, OVP, DC UVP, AC UVP, OPP, OTP , SCP & SIP protects your system.
The best rail design for this PSU class for maximum safety and compatibility.
Twister fan inside!
13.9cm Twister-bearing fan with low noise and long lifetime. (100,000 hours MTBF, Patented Twister Bearing Technology)
100% 105°C Japanese electrolytic capacitors
Highest components standards for maximum durability and stability
Well, after that extremely long list of marketing points that we have seen before we can surely say that this unit is "ready." Ready for what though? Let's move on to see what we have to look forward to when we purchase the Enermax MaxRevo 1500W in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.