Enermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSU Review

Simulated Load Results (Table)

Enermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSU

Simulated Load Results (Tables)

If you've seen the simplified graphs over on the previous page you will undoubtedly already have a good idea of how the PLATIMAX 1000w performs. However, certain results from the test can be too difficult to incorporate into the existing graphs, and for this reason all of the result data is also provided in the table format below. 

All testing is conducting using OC3D's trusty SunMoon SM-268+ DC load tester. This equipment is capable of placing a user specified load on all of the PSU's rails (+3.3v, +5v, +12v, -12v, +5vSB) up to a maximum load of 1680w. However, as the maximum load for this device on the +12v rail is restricted to 75A we also had to call on additional help from our Analogic Series 2000 DC load tester in order to provide the extra grunt for our max load testing.

As usual, all testing is conducted at 50°C (±5%) with the results being recorded using a Fluke Multimeter and Thermostat.

Enermax Platimax 1000w @ 50c
  +3.3v +5.0v +12v +5vSB -12v AC Watts /
 DC Watts
 Efficiency Intake /
 Exhaust
Δ Temp
Test1
(25%)
3.00A3.00A18.37A0.75A 0.12A280w /
253w
90.35%49.6°C /
49.9°C
0.3°C
3.33v5.03v12.12v5.02v -12.20v
Test2
(50%)
6.00A6.00A36.75A1.50A 0.25A

547w /
518w

94.69% 50.2°C /
54.3°C
4.1°C
3.28v4.96v12.08v4.97v -12.20v
Test3
(75%)
9.00A9.00A55.12A2.25A 0.37A1095w /
753w
 95.31%51.5C /
57.3°C
5.8°C
3.26v4.94v12.04v4.93v-12.20v
Test4
(100%)
12.00A12.00A73.50A3.00A0.50A1068w /
998w
93.44% 50.4°C /
60.0°C
8.5°C
3.23v4.89v11.98v4.89v-12.17v
TestX1
(x-load)
12.00A12.00A1.00A0.00A0.00A135w /
110w
81.48%50.7°C /
50.7°C
0.0°C
3.27v4.95v12.16v5.04v-12.22v
TestX2
(x-load)
 1.00A 1.00A 82.00A 0.00A 0.00A1032w /
997w
96.60%51.6°C /
58.2°C
6.6°C
3.34v5.03v12.08v5.02v-12.22v
TMax1
(Max)
 20.00A20.00A98.20A4.00A0.50A1490w /
1333w
89.49%50.1°C /
58.8°C
 8.7°C
3.15v4.81v11.96v4.87v-12.20v


To reiterate what has already been said over on the previous page, the Enermax Platimax manages excellent voltage stability on all rails under both normal usage scenario's and also our additional cross-load and max-load testing. The highlight of the testing however has to be the fact that the Platimax 1000w was able to pump out 33% more power than what was written on the box. At 1333w the +3.3v and +5v rails did start to show signs of some strain with the voltages dipping to their lowest outputs, but the rock solid +12v rail continued to supply a whopping 98.20A with a voltages just a smidgen below 12.0v.

Enermax Platimax 1000w Scope Results @ 50c
  +3.3v +5.0v +12v
Test1
(25%)
Enermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSU
Test2
(50%)
Enermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSU
Test3
(75%)
Enermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSU
Test4
(100%)
Enermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSU
TestX1
(x-load)
Enermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSU
TestX2
(x-load)
Enermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSU
TMax1
(MAX)
Enermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSUEnermax Platimax 1000w Super Overclock Edition PSU


Ripple refers to the small fluctuations in voltage that occur in all PSU's on a millisecond scale. Large quantities of ripple on a PSU can damage or kill components in your PC over time and therefore testing a PSU's performance in this area is just as important as any other part. ATX specification states that ripple should be no higher than 50mV on the +3.3v/+5v rails and 120mV on the +12v rails, so what we're looking for in the screenshots above is for all rails to stay well within these limits during Test 1-4 at the very least.

The good news is that they do, and despite the ripple results not being what I would consider 'excellent', they are certainly in the 'very good' territory and perfectly acceptable for a high-end PSU. In fact, maybe I'm being a tad harsh on the Platimax because even when overloaded by 33% (1333w) in the TMax1 test all of the rails manage to remain within specifications.

Now to sum everything up....

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Most Recent Comments

22-02-2012, 04:25:54

tinytomlogan


Enermax ....1000w ....Single Rail. OOOH, suits you sir!

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22-02-2012, 04:45:13

kilobravo
Nice psu,like the look,but as stated,those cables are d... f...ly.

22-02-2012, 04:48:43

dugdiamond
^^^ this

22-02-2012, 05:02:11

yassarikhan786
Really looks the kahunas, but as above the cables :/

22-02-2012, 05:36:12

Excalabur50
Gotta agree 100% great power supply just the cables look like they came off a Huntkey or some other cheap and nasty PSU one of the reasons I don't recommend them to friends and such a shame really, cause they are such a good unit.

22-02-2012, 06:53:47

murphy7801
Cable shables I dont have a case window so dont give a crap. Im just sad they didnt put one of there lovely silver fans like they had the gold ones in the other's.

22-02-2012, 08:11:56

Zanc
That looks phenomenal to my eyes!

22-02-2012, 14:52:14

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilobravo View Post

Nice psu,like the look,but as stated,those cables are d... f...ly.
I'd really like to visit the Enermax factory, because I'm willing to bet that they've got some sort of 10 mile squared underground storage facility just for the rediculous ammount of cable sleeving that they purchased in bulk back in the late 90's.

22-02-2012, 15:09:22

kilobravo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim View Post

I'd really like to visit the Enermax factory, because I'm willing to bet that they've got some sort of 10 mile squared underground storage facility just for the rediculous ammount of cable sleeving that they purchased in bulk back in the late 90's.
Yeah,must be some rediculous decisions about cable-sleeving.Their psu`s are top notch,high quality and good performance,but fail hard in cables department.

22-02-2012, 21:18:51

MaXiMiZe
Shame about the cables

23-02-2012, 12:40:46

GuyIncognito
I have two Enermax PSU's and will continue buying them.

...but my problem with the cables isn't that they're ugly (I can abide the brown Noctua fans after all). When installing, my problem was that they were maybe too rigid and difficult to bend.

24-02-2012, 07:45:45

ExtremeBB
If I could only get one in Holland

29-02-2012, 10:46:22

DarthDudo420
Considering the cost of these incredible units if if Enermax or a 3rd party company produced fully braided cables for theses (hint hint BitFenix!) I would buy one of these and the Braided cables to go with it in a Heartbeat and Im sure there are ALLOT of Enermax owners taht would too!

30-03-2012, 05:17:21

topinstruments
hi i joined the forums one day and i thought id say hi.

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digital refractometer

01-04-2012, 22:11:37

MaXiMiZe
Woah, except for the cables

03-04-2012, 16:06:31

You_What?
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyIncognito View Post

I have two Enermax PSU's and will continue buying them.

...but my problem with the cables isn't that they're ugly (I can abide the brown Noctua fans after all). When installing, my problem was that they were maybe too rigid and difficult to bend.
Actually, I do agree with you, my Enermax Liberty PCI-E cables were stiff IIRC, good PSU's, its still going strong, has outlived the PC!
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