Enermax MaxRevo 1350W Power Supply Review

Author:Paul Johnson

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Monday , May 23, 2011

Enermax has long been a favorite of ours when it comes to power supplies for heavy hitter enthusiasts pushing huge system wattage loads. Today it is launching a new flagship product that comes to up touting a huge 1350 watt usage rating. Does Enermax continue its top shelf legacy?


The first thing we are going to look at with the Enermax MaxRevo 1350W is its packaging, accessories, and documentation. While none of these items is a real make or break item for a power supply the packaging quite often contains a lot of information about the product we are purchasing. The inclusion of an owner’s manual that provides actual information about our product is also of great help. Accessories are almost unnecessary with a power supply as the unit is self contained, unless it is modular, but there cases where a manufacturer can include useful accessories to make installation, routing and use more efficient.

The packaging of the Enermax MaxRevo 1350W is big, like "Max" big. The front of the packaging is fairly sparse as it has just MaxRevo printed across the center along with the 80Plus Gold badge (which we find listed on 80Plus’s webpage here), power rating, and T.B. Vegas Duo fan gift sticker on its black and mostly gold accented exterior. When we flip to rear of the packaging, we find that it is covered in advertising points, technical specifications (a lot of which is directed towards Enermax’ use of a "new" transformer design which they call "FMQ" and its use of copper interconnects instead of wires (which it calls "Copper-Bridge Array transmission"), the power table for all of the MaxRevo product line (1350W model reproduced below), and connector counts for the entire product line (again, 1350W model reproduced below). Interestingly, among all of this there is no warranty information or multi-GPU certification. As it stands, the unit is backed by a 5 year warranty, however at the time of writing the MaxRevo was not certified for any multi-GPU configurations. This exclusion is likely simply due to how new this products is, as Enermax has specifically targeted this unit at the high end multi-GPU segment........and it is a 1350W unit after all.

The power label supplied with the Enermax MaxRevo 1350W is similar to what we have seen from a number of other high end Enermax units as it is a heavily 12v oriented unit with up to ~99% of its DC output capacity available on the 12v rails. This gives us a total capacity on the 12v rails of 112A or 1344W and this 12v output is paired with no less than eight PCI-Express connectors, fourteen SATA, and ten Molex connectors. This arrangement does represent a step down from the sixteen SATA connectors found on the Enermax Galaxy EVO 1250W, but fourteen SATA connectors should still be sufficient for most users. Interestingly, these connectors are spread out over six 12v rails all of which have a capacity of 30A, however the OCP trip point is not set to trip on these rails until a minimum of 40A of current. Lastly, the minor rails have a combined total capacity of 140W which might be a bit on the low side considering the number of possible peripherals that could draw from the 5v rail with this unit. All in all though, the MaxRevo 1350W looks to be an excellently well appointed high end power supply.

Once we open the Enermax MaxRevo 1350W we are greeted by boxes inside of boxes that look almost like a chest of drawers. Inside of these boxes/trays we find the user manual, an advertising insert, a 12v rail breakdown card for the modular interface, pouches for the modular cables, a case fan, the mounting screws, cord keeper, and zip ties. Inside of those three smaller boxes are the power supply, the AC cord, the modular cables, and silica. The user manual for the MaxRevo 1350W is 54 pages long in thirteen languages. Included in this manual is a wealth of information including the majority of the normal electrical specifications, warranty information, 12v rail layout, cable count, and installation instructions. As with many of Enermax’ other manuals for their high end products the manual is very well thought out and presented and should provide users with the majority of the information they could need regarding this unit.