Quantcast
 


Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050W Power Supply Review

by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig     |     July 15, 2009

Output Specifications



Some might decry the use of multiple +12V rails on this power supply but as we have been saying for years now: if multiple rails are set up properly, they can provide all the functionality of a single rail design. Enermax has done just that with six +12V rails which are each rated for a whopping 30A (360W). To put this into perspective, you would safely be able to run TWO stock HD 4870 cards off each rail of the Revolution 85+ 1050W.

The connectors themselves are brilliantly laid out in relation to the rails as well. The two CPU connectors and the ATX 24-pin cable share the +12V1 and +12V2 rails ensuring that this unit can easily power any dual CPU system on the market. Meanwhile, the two non-modular PCI-E 8-pin connectors share the +12V3 rail.

When it comes to the modular cables, things get a little more complicated. Two of the modular interfaceís PCI-E connectors are linked to the +12V5 railís 30A which means up to four PCI-E 8-pin connectors can be connected to this rail. At the same time, the other two PCI-E interfaces are each given a rail (+12V4 & +12V6) to share with the Molex / SATA cables.

The +5V and +3.3V rails get a good allotment as well but the main focus is of course on the all-important +12V power.

All in all, we feel that this is a perfect rail layout especially with 99.9% of the Revolutionís power being available on the +12V rails.


Features












 
 
 

Latest Reviews in Power Supplies
December 23, 2009
As prices for quality power supplies fall, products that were once out of reach are now accessible to consumers who are on a budget. †With the ever-increasing power demands of the most modern componen...
September 2, 2009
These days, power supplies seem to be a dime a dozen but when big-name manufacturers enter the market with their own units, people stand up and take notice.† That is why when we received XFX's brand n...
August 5, 2009
In the highly competitive power supply market, cheap products are a dime a dozen. †For the last few years, Corsair has shown us that well-priced power supplies can still perform above and beyond our e...