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Computex 2010 Coverage

ClayMeow    -   July 5, 2010
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Enermax

To me, for years, Enermax has always represented one of the top power supply manufacturers. Its PSUs are high quality and the craftsmanship is top notch. The Liberty series, in particular, was one of my favorite, back in the day. So when I visited the Enermax booth, I was very eager to see what the company had to offer in a very crowded industry.

Enermax was showcasing its new 80 Plus Gold and 80 Plus Silver lines of power supplies. The PRO87+ line contains the non-modular 80 Plus Gold power supplies, available in 500W, 600W and 700W. The MODU87+ line contains the modular 80 Plus Gold power supplies, available in 500W, 600W, 700W, 800W and 900W. The power supplies in both lines have 87-93% efficiency at 20-100% load and feature a 13.9cm Twister-bearing, low-noise, gold-colored fan. The PSUs also feature Dynamic Hybrid Transformer (DHT) Topology, which uses a staged dynamic transformer array to provide durability, stability and high efficiency. They also use Japanese capacitors, as is norm with high quality PSUs, and have HeatGuard, which keeps the fan running for 30-60 seconds after shutdown to dissipate the remaining system heat and thus prolong system life. The 500W - 700W models are tri-rail (25A each), while the 800W and 900W models are quad-rail (30A each).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enermax also had three high-end prototype PSUs on display dubbed 87++, in 1100W, 1300W and 1500W. They're being called 87++ because of the extremely high efficiency that goes well beyond the 80 Plus Gold standard. As such, Enermax isn't exactly sure how to classify them and aren't even certain they'll see the market.

 

Enermax's 80 Plus Silver line is called the REVOLUTION85+. The 920W and 1020W versions have four rails at 35A each, while the 850W, 950W, 1050W and 1250W versions have six rails at 30A each. The PSUs have 85-92.9% efficiency at 20-100% load, and like the aforementioned series, features HeatGuard.

 

All the aforementioned power supplies are C6 and Hybrid mode ready thanks to its ZERO LOAD Design, which essentially means there is no minimum load. This is key because C6 mode (for CPUs) and Hybrid mode (for GPUs) could consume as little as 1W, which would cause most PSUs to have unstable voltage or even shutdown. In addition, the modular PSUs are "future ready" in that its connectors are a 12P socket design, compared to the standard 8P. This means that if new CPUs and/or GPUs require 10P and/or 12P connectors, Enermax's modular power supplies will be able to accommodate them. These two features could prove to be major selling points for those that are frequent upgrades or simply like to future-proof their builds.

Lastly, Enermax had a "Reality Lab" set up, hosted by Dr. Power, comparing different PSUs to highlight the efficiency and cooling of its PSUs. The setup included a generic non-80+ 500W PSU, an Enermax MODU82+ 525W 80 Plus Bronze PSU, and an Enermax MODU87+ 500W 80 Plus Gold PSU. Each PSU was set at 285W load, and the second photo below shows you how many watts were actually being used by each PSU; 359W for the generic model, 335W for the 82+, and only 308W for the 87+. There was also a temperature display comparing the generic model to the 82+, with the latter being nearly 5°C cooler. If you ran your system 24/7 for a full year, Enermax estimates that you'd save 450KW/h with the 87+.

 




  1. Introduction & The Flight
  2. Computex Day 1 Part 1: TITAN Cooler
  3. Computex Day 1 Part 2: OCZ Technology
  4. Computex Day 1 Part 3: NZXT
  5. Computex Day 1 Part 4: ECS
  6. Computex Day 1 Part 5: ECS (Continued)
  7. Computex Day 1 Part 6: ECS (Continued)
  8. Computex Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  9. Computex Day 1 Part 8: Bigfoot Networks
  10. Computex Day 1 Part 9: Zalman
  11. Computex Day 1 Part 10: Zalman (Continued)
  12. Computex Day 1 Part 11: Enermax
  13. Computex Day 1 Part 12: Biostar
  14. Computex Day 1 Part 13: GeIL
  15. Computex Day 1 Part 14: PNY
  16. Computex Day 1 Part 15: MSi
  17. Computex Day 1 Part 16: Patriot Memory
  18. Computex Day 1 Part 17: KINGMAX Technology
  19. Computex Day 1 Part 18: COUGAR
  20. Computex Day 1 Part 19: Ozone Gaming Gear
  21. Computex Day 1 Part 20: SilverStone Technology
  22. Digital Plaza & Shilin Night Market
  23. Computex Day 2 Part 1: Antec
  24. Computex Day 2 Part 2: Antec (Continued)
  25. Computex Day 2 Part 3: Thermaltake
  26. Computex Day 2 Part 4: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake
  27. Computex Day 2 Part 5: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  28. Computex Day 2 Part 6: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  29. Computex Day 2 Part 7: QNAP Systems
  30. Computex Day 2 Part 8: ARCTIC
  31. Computex Day 2 Part 9: ARCTIC (Continued)
  32. Computex Day 2 Part 10: ARCTIC (Continued)
  33. Computex Day 2 Part 11: ARCTIC (Continued)
  34. Computex Day 2 Part 12: Lian Li
  35. Computex Day 2 Part 13: Lian Li (Continued)
  36. Computex Day 2 Part 14: TACENS
  37. Computex Day 2 Part 15: TACENS (Continued)
  38. Computex Day 2 Part 16: Aerocool
  39. Computex Day 2 Part 17: PowerColor
  40. Computex Day 2 Part 18: ADATA
  41. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 1
  42. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 2
  43. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 3
  44. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 4
  45. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 5
  46. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 1
  47. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 2
  48. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 3
  49. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 4
  50. Computex Day 5 Part 1: GIGABYTE
  51. Computex Day 5 Part 2: GIGABYTE (Continued)
  52. Computex Day 5 Part 3: ASUS
  53. Computex Day 5 Part 4: ASUS (Continued)
  54. ECS Night: Photos
  55. ECS Night: Videos
  56. Computex Booth Babes Part 1: Intro & AMD
  57. Computex Booth Babes Part 2: ADATA
  58. Computex Booth Babes Part 3: Coolmax
  59. Computex Booth Babes Part 4: Silicon Power
  60. Computex Booth Babes Part 5: Tt eSPORTS
  61. Computex Booth Babes Part 6: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  62. Computex Booth Babes Part 7: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  63. Computex Booth Babes Part 8: Apacer
  64. Computex Booth Babes Part 9: Apogee
  65. Computex Booth Babes Part 10: ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS
  66. Computex Booth Babes Part 11: Hitachi, Patriot Memory
  67. Computex Booth Babes Part 12: Global Mobile Corp.
  68. Computex Booth Babes Part 13: AVC, PQI, QNO Technology, Tyan
  69. Computex Booth Babes Part 14: NVIDIA, MSi, Ozone Gaming Gear, PNY, Corsair, THX, Mio, VMAX
  70. Computex Final Thoughts
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