Enermax Revolution D.F. X 1050 Watt PSU - ATX 3.0 PSU review

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Enermax Revolution D.F X 1050 W (ATX 3.0 compatible) power supply

Today, we’re putting the new Enermax Revolution D.F. X 1050 W power supply (ATX 3.0 compatible) on our test bench. The company is mainly known for its PSUs, chassis, coolers, and fans. We recently reviewed the AIOs from Enermax – the Aquafusion ADV 360/240, and as for the PSU, there was one checked back in 2010 – like Modu87 Plus 600W or Platimax 850W in 2011. So what we’ll find here after over a decade?

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First of all – you get the full ATX 3.0 compatibility. What does it mean in practice? Mainly, it’s the implementation of the PCI-Express 5.0 generation’s power connector. These new power supplies carry the latest 12VHPWR power connector designed to deliver up to 600W of raw. Compared to ATX 2.X, which supports high load peaks but does not define a maximum above the nominal power of the power supply, ATX 3.0 represents clear target values - specifically, the PCIe connection for the graphics card must allow load changes of up to three times the power consumption. Additionally, all Revolution D.F. X models offer four (the 1200 W variant has five) “traditional” PCIe 6+2 connectors for complete compatibility with the graphics card. Revolution D.F. X 1050 W (ATX 3.0) is an ATX power supply without a semi-passive mode. This time, it’s a 1050 Watt model (in black) with an 80 PLUS® Gold certificate, which means that it’s 90% efficient at 50% load @ 115 V and 92% efficient @ 230 V. It is crucial because less consumed energy goes to waste (at least not in a significant amount), and that should affect your energy bill. It is essential in these wicked times, where energy prices skyrocketed recently. Speaking of the fan – it’s a 135 mm FDB unit (from the Silent Wings series) with PWM control that allows lower noise and keeps thermals in check.


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Enermax Revolution D.F. X(ATX 3.0) is a fully modular PSU; even though the motherboard connectors are not permanently attached to the housing, you still must use most of them. Nearly all cases have a power supply shroud now (at least ATX-sized ones do), so the unit and the cables (with ribbon design for enthusiasts) will be hidden in most scenarios. There are no color variants, the only one available is black, but that’s typical for this kind of product. The REVOLUTION D.F. X series includes an ARGB side panel with 14 built-in RGB lighting modes. With the RGB control button conveniently located next to the power switch, users can easily turn off the lighting at night with a single press. Moreover, the lighting effects of REVOLUTION D.F. X can be synchronized with supported motherboard software.


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There are also 1200 and 850-watt versions to choose from. The 1350 and 1600 W versions are scheduled for this year. The 1050 Watts available in the reviewed unit should be practically for 95%+ users; even the heavily overclocked Intel Core i9 13900K combined with the 600W capable Geforce RTX 4090 won’t be a problem. Enermax Revolution D.F. X (ATX 3.0) is built with 100% Japanese capacitors and other premium components to achieve 80 Plus Gold Certification, thus enhancing reliability and durability. Okay, let’s check out this PSU from Enermax, shall we? The unit is very compact (for the provided 1050 W), measuring 140 mm x 150 mm x 86 mm. The price is 169.99 USD, for the 850 W variant - 149.99 USD, and the 1200 W – 199.99 USD. A 10-year warranty backs Enermax Revolution, D.F. X.

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