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Enermax Revolution 87+ 1000W Power Supply Review

The Enermax Revolution 87+ 1000W power supply is an excellent design with no discernible weaknesses. This current range of power supplies from Enermax is simply exemplary.

The appearance of the Revolution 87+ is fantastic, although like many Enermax products, it exudes a certain ‘bling’, with gold accenting and stickers. Thankfully the fan is translucent and not gold, so it doesn’t look quite as gaudy as some of the earlier models they released in previous years.

The paint finish and textured, rough surface is extremely resistant to scratching and it won’t attract fingerprints either, which is a bonus. We like the modular design … the colour coding, labeling and technical data listed on the power supply is both helpful and informative.

Technically, we have been extremely impressed with the performance. The internal build quality is class leading, with first rate soldering and component selection, such as the array of 105c rated primary and secondary capacitors. Noise suppression is great, with the 12V output peaking at 45 mV when fully loaded. At 50 percent load, the efficiency was rated to almost 93 percent, well in excess of 80 Plus Gold Certification. It also passed our load regulation and cross load tests with flying colours.

Back in the real world we tested the power supply with an overclocked, liquid cooled Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition processor, overclocked to 4.8ghz on the Asus Rampage IV Extreme. We used two GTX590’s in Quad SLI and measured the power drain at the wall, which was around 930W during the last test in 3DMark 11. The Enermax Revolution 87+ 1000W handled this load for many hours without any instability.

Pricing of the Enermax Revolution 87+ 1000W Power Supply is said to be around £225 inc vat in the United Kingdom. It certainly isn’t cheap, but if you need a reliable, high efficiency power supply for a new performance oriented Crossfire or SLI gaming system then this should definitely be at the top of your shortlist.


  • Great design.
  • Nice appearance.
  • high efficiency.
  • excellent noise suppression.


  • It ain’t cheap.

Kitguru says: Another quality, high performance power supply from Enermax.

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Rating: 9.0.

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