Date: Friday , June 15, 2018
The first thing we are going to look at with the Enermax MaxTytan 1250W is its packaging, accessories, and documentation. While normally none of these items is a 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 are cases where a manufacturer can include useful accessories to make installation, routing, and use more efficient.
Today, the packaging of the Enermax MaxTytan 1250W looks very much like what we saw with the MaxTytan 800W. In fact, save for the different capacity, a couple small advertising changes, different picture of the unit in the bottom right corner, and different warranty length listed on the front it would be tough to tell them apart (which is great for brand uniformity). So, once more, we have a white box sleeve that gives a picture of the included unit along with a superimposed picture of the unit. In addition to this, we get a row of advertising that includes a 10 year warranty, "Dust Free Rotation," "Twister Bearing Fan," "60% Fanless," "COOLERGENIE Ready," "Wattage Meter," and "Individual Sleeved." We also see an 80 Plus Titanium seal and when we look at the 80 Plus website does turn up the fact that this unit is certified for 80 Plus Titanium levels of efficiency. Now, looking back at that 10 year warranty, we notice that the warranty is twice as long as what came with the smaller 800W MaxTytan and puts this unit in line with the ridiculously long warranties companies have been moving to recently. When we flip to the rear of the packaging, we find a more extensive list of advertising that largely takes the points found on the front and expands upon them but we do still find some "new" things (as in not on the front) here as well. None of these items are truly new though. In addition to this, we find the power table for the 1050W and 1250W models (1250W model reproduced below) and the cable count for the 1050W and 1250W models (1250W model reproduced below).
The power information for the Enermax MaxTytan 1250W is what we would expect from a modern single 12v rail power supply. The MaxTytan 1250W has an advertised 12v capacity of 104A or ~100% of the unit’s total possible capacity if necessary. The minor rails have an individual capacity of 20A each and a total capacity of up to 100W. Somewhat interestingly, these minor rail capacities are identical to what we saw from the MaxTytan 800W. Enermax also gives us a peak rating on this unit of 1375W but under what circumstances is unclear. Paired with this power distribution we find eight PCIe connectors, sixteen SATA connectors, and eight Molex connectors. This represents two more PCIe connectors and four more SATA connectors than what we saw on the only 50W smaller Platimax DF 1200W recently. As such, this unit seems very well appointed and, once more, it seems that the Platimax DF 1200W was a bit under appointed (perhaps).
Once we open the MaxTytan 1250W, we find the power supply, modular cables, mounting screws, some zip-ties/velcro ties, the power cord, power cord holder, Enermax case badge, COOLERGENIE control module (and cables), and the user manual. The user manual that comes with the MaxTytan 1250W is very similar to what we have been seeing in general from Enermax' higher end products. That means the manual is one page folded like an accordion and reprinted in 13 languages. On this page we find the power table that was on the package (so it covers the 1050W and 1250W models), some information about connectors, the warranty information, and some installation instructions. Once more, this is not exactly the thorough documentation we used to see from Enermax and it continues to be slightly disappointing. Let's move on now to the unit itself.