Enermax Revolution D.F.X 1050 PSU Unboxing Review

Enermax Revolution DFX 1050
Enermax Revolution DFX 1050

Thanks to Enermax, we have the opportunity to take a close look at the new Revolution D.F.X 1050-watt power supply. Designed for all modern builds, the Revolution D.F.X series power supplies are ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 ready. In this unboxing review, we discuss the many features it offers so that you can make an educated decision if it may be right for you.

Enermax Revolution DFX 1050 PSU
Enermax Revolution DFX 1050 PSU

Features and Specifications

The Enermax Revolution D.F.X 1050  has a power efficiency rating of 80 plus gold. This means it is rated for 87% efficiency at both 20% and 100% load and 90% efficiency at 50% load. As mentioned in the intro, it is compatible with Intels’ ATX 3.0 requirements and is PCIe 5.0 ready with a pair of 12VHPWR connectors. Like virtually all quality power supplies, it utilizes high-quality Japanese capacitors for improved durability. An addressable RGB side panel provides additional bling and is compatible with ASUS AURA SYNC, Razor Chroma, MSI Mystic Light, Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0, and ASRock’s Polychrome Sync. There is also a button at the back to turn the lighting on or off. A semi-fanless function reduces noise during low-load situations and when idling.  Enermax also has a patented Dust-free Rotation Function (DFR) that forces the fan to spin in reverse when initially starting up. This is said to eject any dust that may have accumulated.

Below is a list of the specifications provided by Enermax.

Enermax Revolution D.F.X 1050W PSU Specifications
Product NameRevolution D.F.X
Model NumberERT850EWTERT1050EWTERT1200EWT
AC Input Voltage100-240VAC, 47-63Hz
200-240VAC. 47-63Hz (For Korea)
AC Input Current11-5.5A
6A (For Korea)
13-6.5A
6.5A (For Korea)
15-7.5A
7.5A (For Korea)
DC Output
.RatedCombinedRatedCombinedRatedCombined
+3.3V20A130W20A130W20A130W
+5V20A130W20A130W20A130W
+12V70.5A846W87.5A1050W100A1200W
-12V0.3A3.6W0.3A3.6W0.3A3.6W
+5Vsb3A15W3A15W3A15W
Total Power850W1050W1200W
Dimensions150(W) x 86(H) x 140(D) mm
Price$149.99 Amazon
$149.99 Newegg
$169.99 Amazon
$179.99 Newegg
$199.99 Amazon
$199.99 Newegg

We have also included a list of features from the Enermax website.​

Enermax Revolution D.F.X 1050W PSU Features
80 Plus Gold80 Plus Gold

For improved efficiency

PCIe 5.0PCIe 5.0

Ready for all modern GPUs

ATX 3.0ATX 3.0

Meets Intel’s ATX 3.0 specifications

200% Total Power200% Total Power Excursion

Capable of exceeding the maximum total power for short bursts

Japanese CapacitorsJapanese Capacitors

Features 100% Japanese Capacitors

Self CleaningDust Free Rotation (DFR)

Fan rotated in reverse for 10 seconds on power-up for self-cleaning

Semi-FanlessSemi-fanless

Features a Semi-fanless more for near-silent operation

Packaging

Enermax shipps the Revolution D.F.X in a colorful cardboard box, which is typical throughout the industry. The front shows a vibrant image of the power supply and lists several features and its rated capacity. The back displays a considerable amount of information, including a specifications chart, a cables and connectors chart, the main features of the power supply, and finally, several global certifications. Inside the box, you find the power supply unit safely nestled in protective foam padding, along with a handy black bag containing the majority of cables. The packaging for the Revolution D.F.X is colorful, informative, and most importantly, will protect the contents from most minor shipping and handling mishaps.

Package Front
Package Front

Package Back
Package Back
Internal Packaging
Internal Packaging

Accessories

In addition to the PSU and cables, Enermax has included a black-and-white user’s manual, four mounting screws, two zip ties, a PSU tester plug, a multi-colored side panel sticker, and a 120V power input cable. We will discuss the individual cables later in this unboxing.

Accessories
Accessories

The Revolution D.F.X 1050 PSU

Enermax painted the steel outer casing with a textured black powder coat. This will provide a highly durable finish for the expected life of the power supply. The overall size of the unit is quite impressive, with all three models sharing the 150 x 86 x 140 mm dimensions. There are a  few features of the Revolution D.F.X  that stand out from other power supplies. The first is the patented Dust Free Rotation (DFR) technology. On power-up, the fan spins backward to attempt to remove dust that may have settled inside the chassis. After 10 seconds, the fan reverts back to its normal operation. This leads to the second excellent feature, semi-fanless operation. While under light loads, such as when idle, the fan will not spin creating a more silent environment. This is not a new technology, but still a much-appreciated one. Finally, the Revolution D.F.X series power supplies are all ATX 3.0 compliant and feature PCIe 5.0 cables. These are requirements for any new high-power build going forward, so it’s good to see Enermax including this.

Top

Looking at the top of the unit, we find the specifications sticker. Crucial information is displayed here, including maximum rail amperages, total power capacities, and the 80 plus gold efficiency rating. Aside from the specs sticker, there is little else to discuss, so let’s move on to the bottom.

Top
Top

Bottom

Here, we have a black wire grill to protect the fan blades as well as any wandering fingers. At the center of the grill is a black and chrome Enermax badge, and below it is the 120 mm fan.

Bottom
Bottom

Front

At the front of the 1050-watt unit are the 13 available connectors. Each is clearly marked to reduce confusion. The motherboard cable uses a common 10+18 pin layout. There are five CPU/PCIe connectors. This connector layout allows the CPU and PCIe cables to be connected to any of the positions. This type of layout is highly sought after by individuals who run multiple high-powered GPUs but may not need additional CPU power. Conversely, there are users who may need a second 8-pin CPU connection. There is also a sixth GPU connector with the sole purpose of connecting a 12VHPWR cable. Four peripheral connections are available for SATA and Molex devices. Lastly, there is a 2-pin RGB Sync connector.

Front
Front

Rear

The back of the PSU features a large mesh back for exhausting the abundant heat that this powerful unit generates. At the center is a square RGB control button. This selects one of 14 lighting modes and can also switch the light off by simply holding the button down for 3 seconds. A power switch sits next to the RGB controller, and the power input connector is at the far right.

Rear
Rear

Right

The right side of the PSU features a frosted display. When powered on, this illuminates with a variety of color and display options. It’s a unique look for those who love excessive RGB. We included a small sample of some of the lighting options later in the unboxing.

Right Side
Right Side

Left

The left side of the unit is bereft of any details and is essentially featureless. Moving on.

Left
Left Side

 

Cables

A total of 14 cables are provided in the 1050-watt model. They are all the flat, ribbon-style type. From left to right, they are Mainboard 20+4-pin,  two CPU 4+4 pin, two Molex with three connectors each, a Molex to FDD adapter, three SATA with four connectors each,  two PCIe with each having two 6+2 pin connectors, a dual PCIe to 600W 12VHPWR, a 12+4 pin 12VHPWR, and finally the two pin RGB cable with daisy chain capability. The Cable & Connectors chart below lists all the possible connections based on the three available models.

Included Cables
Included Cables

 

Cables & Connectors
ProductMainboard 24-PinCPU 4+4-Pin12VHPWR 12+4-PinPCIe 6+2-PinSATAMolex 4-PinFDD (Adapter)
ERT850EWT12241261
ERT1050EWT12241261
ERT1200EWT12251261

Lighting

Even though this is an unboxing review, we felt it necessary to show off a few of the cool lighting features with the Revolution D.F.X. Fourteen options are available and are in this order: Red, green, blue, white, yellow, light blue, magenta, rainbow, scrolling rainbow effect, fast scrolling rainbow effect, fading rainbow effect, strobing rainbow effect, and off. As we mentioned before, holding the RGHB control button for three seconds will turn the lights off. Pressing it for three seconds again turns the lights back on in the same setting that it was turned off.

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Conclusion

The Enermax Revolution D.F.X comes with many great features and safety precautions. The large number of cables that each model includes is certainly ample for nearly any build within its power specifications. It features many new technologies and certifications, making it perfect for even the latest generation components. The innovation Dust Free Rotation concept is a neat concept, though we remain skeptical if it will prove beneficial. Only time will tell. Having a semi-fanless mode is my personal favorite feature on modern power supplies. A quiet PC at idle and low loads is the stuff dreams are made of. Finally, the added lighting is a nice touch for those looking for maximum unicorn succus. The option to turn the lights off is a great way to accommodate both sides of the proverbial aisle.

The Enermax Revolution D.F.X 1050 Watt model sells for $169.99 at Amazon and $179.99 at Newegg. We feel this is a bit high for an 80-plus gold-rated power supply, but looking at comparisons, there really aren’t many recognizable brand-name PSUs featuring RGB, ATX 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 capabilities. So, one would need to make a decision on how important the RGB is to you. If you’re the type of user who prefers to keep the lights off, then there are likely better options out there. However, if RGB is something you truly want to have with your power supply, then the Enermax Revolution D.F.X should be a fine power supply for you.

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Thanks to Enermax, we have the opportunity to take a close look at the new Revolution D.F.X 1050-watt power supply. Designed for all modern builds, the Revolution D.F.X series power supplies are ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 ready. In this unboxing review, we discuss the many features it offers so that you can make an educated decision if it may be right for you.

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