Enermax Platimax 1350W Power Supply Review

Enermax is a long standing quality desktop PSU company. It not only specifies and designs power supplies it is one of the few companies that actually build enthusiast PSUs. Enermax today moves it 1350 watt giant into "Platinum" efficiency territory with the new Platimax 1350W.

Introduction

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 our third power supply from the Enermax Platimax line of power supplies with this 1350 watt model (EPM1350EWT).

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How Much Better Can it Get?

Today’s Enermax Platimax 1350W is the third power supply we have seen from Enermax’s Platimax product line and, to date, the largest capacity unit we have seen from this line. Previously, we did see the 80 Plus Gold rated MaxRevo 1350W which shares a similar design with this unit so it will be of great interest to see how much progress Enermax has made at the 1350W power level with this design since then. It will also be of interest to see where this unit fits with other units on the market as we are beginning to see more and more units being advertised as 80 Plus Platinum in the 1200W and up range. One of the big questions that come with these single minded advances in efficiency is, "Do these truly improve the unit in any other way?" We will certainly be interested to see the answer to that question today with this unit as we can draw an almost direct comparison with the MaxRevo 1350W. Before moving on though, let’s see what Enermax has to say about this unit:

FMQ Design

Fully utilize transformer's quad magnetic quradrants energy to provide maximum switching efficiency and outstanding stability.

89PLUS ready!

World's leading full modular cables PSU series with 89-94% efficiency @20-100% load. Compliant with 80 PLUS Platinum 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.

DXXI ready!

100% 6+2P (8P) PCI-E connector to support new generation DXXI graphic cards.

Future ready!

12P modular design for possible upcoming new CPU and GPU 10P and/or 12 connectors.

Modular ready!

Full modular cable design for easy customized support for various peripheral settings.

SERVER ready!

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

CordGuard Fixing the AC cord tightly to avoid accidental shutdowns of your PC.

HeatGuard

Keeping PSU fan running for 30-60 seconds after shut down to dissipate the remaining system heat and prolonging system lifetime.

SafeGuard

Advanced multiple protection circuitries of OCP, OVP, DC UVP, AC UVP, OPP, OTP , SCP & SIP protects your system.

SpeedGuard

The world's leading patented fan control starting with unmatched 600RPM to a maximum of 1500RPM for optimal cooling and minimum noise.

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

Ultimate Technology

Clean and efficient layout and classic finish with decent black deco frame, Platimax considers (sic) both aesthetics and technology of the overall design.

Unlike with the most recent Platimax we have reviewed, the Platimax 1000W, the Platimax 1350W just comes with a list of features and no real advertising copy. So, let's move on to see what we have to look forward to when we purchase the Enermax Platimax 1350W in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.


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