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Enermax Platimax 80 Plus Platinum-Compliant PSUs Released to Market

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  1. btarunr

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    The introduction of the international energy saving certification 80 PLUS for desktop power supplies in 2004 has significantly changed the PSU market. Efficiency has turned into the guiding theme of the following years. PSU manufacturers quickly stepped forward and developed new technologies to achieve higher and higher efficiency rates. Accordingly, the 80 PLUS organisation extended the certification system with Bronze, Silver, Gold in 2008 and finally Platinum at the end of last year.

    With its own R&D team and its own PSU production, Enermax plays a leading role in the development and market introduction of energy saving PSU technologies. Series like Modu82+, Revolution85+ or Modu87+ have won the most influential international awards and set new standards in terms of performance, quality and design. Also the latest Enermax creation, the high-performance MaxRevo series, continues the success story of its predecessors.

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    Platimax: The King of Enermax Power Supplies
    With the Platimax series, Enermax now enters a new PSU generation. Platimax already possesses the highest 80 PLUS Platinum certification. The manufacturer successfully refined the technologies of the previous PSU series and increased the efficiency to a level of over 90% between 20 and 100% load. While the Platimax models below 1kW are based on an improved version of the "Dynamic Hybrid Transformer Topology" (DHT) that has been applied in the Modu87+ series for the first time, Platimax 1200W and 1500W make use of the powerful "Full-Zone Magnetic Quadrant Transformer Design" (FMQ) of the MaxRevo series. Enermax optimized especially the cooling system, applying high-quality and performance-capable heat sinks and installing a well-arranged and well-thought layout to avoid unnecessary energy losses. Like Modu87+ series, Platimax comes with a patented RPM control that limits the fan speed at low load to 300, 600 or 900 RPM depending on the model. Combined with the smooth running Twister bearing, the power supply offers a virtually silent operation.

    Powerful but Energy-Saving
    All Platimax models support the latest EU regulation for PC systems, ErP Lot 6. According to that, they consume less than 0.5W in standby mode. Furthermore, the so-called "Zero Load Design" insures a stable system operation at loads below 1W. Thanks to that, users can take full advantage of the energy-saving modes of latest CPU and graphics cards (C6 State / Hybrid Mode). As usual, Enermax uses a Multi-Rail Design with three to six 12V rails depending on the model. Each rail is equipped with a separated over current protection (OCP). For systems with overclocked graphics cards or processors, Enermax will introduce the Platimax 1000W OC Edition with One-Rail Design. It provides up to 83A (996W) on one 12V rail to reach best possible clock rates and get the most power out of the hardware.

    Availability and Prices
    Platimax 750W, 850W and 1200W are now available. All other models will be introduced onto the market until the end of November:
    • Platimax 500W (EPM500AWT): 184.90 Euro
    • Platimax 600W (EPM600AWT): 199.90 Euro
    • Platimax 750W (EPM750AWT): 214.90 Euro
    • Platimax 850W (EPM850EWT): 259.90 Euro
    • Platimax 1000W (EPM1000EWT): 299.90 Euro
    • Platimax 1200W (EPM1200EWT): 344.90 Euro
    • Platimax 1500W (EPM1500EGT): 389.90 Euro
    For more information, visit this page.
     
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    With Efficiencies now approaching 90%, I don't understand why they don't just introduce 90+ efficiency as a standard instead of 80+ Platinum. It's clearer a standard than 80+ Platinum, (Which is almost like 90% efficient, except at 100% utilization)...But still, Kudos to Enermax for getting platinum out the door as soon as they did, Are they the first in the enthusiast segment?
     
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    No they're not the first. They have trouble reaching platinum ratings and they've been available on newegg for awhile. I don't get why I keep seeing pres releases for things I've been able to buy for weeks. I do think they'll need to switch over to a 90+ system.
     
  4. John Doe Guest

    These are nice units, they're basically tweaked MaxRevo units with higher efficiency and better control. However +12v regulation still takes a at dive high loads.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=255

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=255

    The older Galaxy Evo (same thing as Revolution 85+) can still be had and is a much better PSU. In fact, it's the second best PSU in it's class after the HCP-1200.

    ENERMAX SGALAXY EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W ATX12V / EPS1...

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=145

    Hell, it's a steal for $200 with the MIR.
     
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    I think it might be because companies don't want people who only spend $100 on a power supply to feel like they're paying for the "bronze" instead of the "gold." It's really about consumer sentiments when it comes to the naming. Instead of 80+ and 90+, they would rather stick with 80+ and a metal rating.
     
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    I want one so badly with 100% modular and 90%+ its a win! Only if I was rich :(
     
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    Ecos consulting, the company that conceived of the 80+ standard doesn't stand to make money off the sale of power supplies, unless they're receiving kickbacks. But who knows, maybe it factors into their rationale on some level. Weird.
     
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    dem prices
     
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    Those prices are not for this economy.
     
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    A psu can be beautiful..
     
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    Just looked at their cables the look ugly for that price they should be all black and be like Corsair's "A" series
    Platimax 850W (EPM850EWT):
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    CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850
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    Yeah, I'm not a fan of their cable sleeving, or the fact that the name of the power supply is conspicuously close to this little guy:

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    Source: NatGeo
     
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    No US pricing info ?

    Enermax sure has been hyping these.
     
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    Wait for reviews of this seasonic instead. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105

    Cables don't scream looks at me, much more likely to actually meet platinum certification, fully modular, and cheaper. Enermax flopped hard with these units.
     
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    agreed
     
  16. John Doe Guest

    BTW, the Platimax 850W and lower aren't built on the MaxRevo platform. They're tweaked Modu87+ units. Platimax 1000W+ and higher are the real thing.
     
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    good to know
     
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