The development of power supplies over the past year definitely stagnated a little. Where we had years of development in style, modular designs, safety and as of lately efficiency, the past year everything seems to have stabilized. Hence you see a lot less PSU reviews out there.
But that doesn't meant that there are no new developments, no Sir. Slowly but steadily PSUs get more efficient, you get the do the same or more with your PC at less power consumption, not at all a bad thing eh?
Ever since the last year or so another trend kicked in that started something of a race amongst the top manufacturers -- being green. Delivering a PSU with the highest efficiency, as high efficiency can save on power consumption, which is not only good for mother nature, but also your power bill. Today's tested product from Enermax certainly fits everything I just mentioned. Stability, good design, modular, high performance and good efficiency. We do however face a challenge alright. Testing the modern age power supply has become a somewhat difficult thing to do.
The power supplies are so advanced and can take so much load that some serious kit is required to measure under heavy load and to test ripple. We here at Guru3D, do it the old-fashioned way though, we throw as much gear as possible to a power supply (close to its maximum peak wattage) start to stress the components and then monitor the power supply voltage lines for instability. Though not the most objective way to test a PSU, it certainly is a challenging one for any PSU we test -- and we are happy to do so.
Today we'll have a look at one of Enermax's latest power supplies. It is the all new Modu82+II 625 Watt power supply that comes with an 80+ Bronze certification. New in the revised Modu82+ II (and Pro82+ II) series is that they support the new EU regulation ErP Lot 6 for PC systems. This norm regulates the standby consumption of systems, which affects PSU and mainboard. Oh and it's also a 625W PSU that can actually peak towards 690W, this is labeled mid-range by Enermax... not bad eh ? Next page please.
Enermax Fulmo GT review We review and test the Fulmo GT. Enermax has been going very strong with their power supply and fans. For a while now they also offer PC cases, and more recently they released what seems to be the biggest chassis I've ever laid my hands on. This chassis series has HPTX support for the bigger than biggest motherboards and some pretty cool features as well.
Enermax KW001 Briskie Keyboard mouse combo review Keyboard kits come in all sizes, shapes and forms .. and that's next to a gazillion of manufacturers that offers them. Surprisingly enough a few weeks ago Enermax, the guys behind the best power supplies and the brightest fans also launched a keyboard/mouse combo. Briskie is all about value and as such for 25 USD/EUR you get a mouse and what we think is a very decent wireless RF keyboard.
Enermax Platimax 850W power supply review Enermax always is able surprise us, they now have released the Platimax power supplies, that means a platinum certification and yeah .. that boils down to a 94% efficient product. Very few products get this certification. Today we'll grab a couple of older older supplies and see if what they claim is true, can we really save on energy. We fire off three PSU's at a P55 / Core i7 870 based system setup with a GeForce GTX 590. We then monitor power consumption in idle, CPU productivity (stress) mode and then lock into a gaming session.
Enermax MaxRevo 1350W PSU review The MaxRevo is 1350 Watt .. with peak power available up-to 1620 Watt, yummie. Interestingly enough this is a nice small sized power supply, you'll hardly hear it, has plenty of modular options, wwell read is all modular and is 80 PLUS Gold certified. That makes the modular cables based MaxRevo PSU series 88-94% efficient @ 20-100% load.