Enermax Revolution 950W PSU Review
In the world of PCs, the power supply is often the most
misunderstood component. CPUs, memory, and graphics cards all
have easily quantifiable units of measurement that make purchasing
easy, whether it be from specifications or benchmarks. Power
supplies, however, are not easily benchmarked, and the method of
determining the power rating of a particular unit is nebulous at
Because of the wide variance in quality, and the loosely defined
ratings of many units, branding has become a huge factor in choosing
the right power supply for your system. Fortunately, today we
have a unit from Enermax, which has been a long time enthusiast
favorite due to their long history of making quality, reliable power
supplies. Today we look at a unit from their new Revolution
line, this time in the form of a 950 watt unit.
The packaging for the Revolution goes for the
simplistic-yet-elegant style, with a black box and white typeface.
The box also shows off some of the features of the power supply,
such as the 80 Plus Silver certification, and SLI compatibility.
The power supply itself utilizes a textured black
motif, with a red inlay for the fan. "Revolution 85+" is
stamped on both sides in bright white lettering.
Here is a closer look at the side of the unit.
Again, we can see the white lettering, as well as some stamped in
arrows near the top. We can also better see the texturing from
this angle as well.
The back of the unit utilizes the popular
honeycomb grid for venting air out of the case. Notice the
extra fat power switch and the LED near the top. The LED glows
amber when power is present, and green when the system is powered
The opposite side of the power supply shows us
the interface for the modular cables, with the PCI-e 6+2 pin cables
plugging into the red sockets, and everything else going into the
Here is a nice close-up of the fan, with the red
inlay. The fan itself has nice clear blades, making it easier
to view the insides of the power supply itself.