This brand-new PSU, part of a 450W-650W range, doesn't have a name yet but will ship with some interesting technology.
Available in modular and non-modular forms, the EDM450/550/650 triumvirate of PSUs are already 80 PLUS Gold-certified, meaning a minimum efficiency of 87 per cent (20 per-cent load), rising to 90 per cent (50 per-cent load). The test report shows an average efficiency of over 89 per cent on the 550W model.
Equipped with Enermax's Magma fan, the new PSUs use what's termed a dynamic hybrid transformer (DHT) that's based on an adapted version of resonance power conversion, as found in LCDs. The secret sauce is in utilising it for dynamic, ever-changing loads, and Enermax kept mum as to how their PSUs achieve such a high efficiency rating on low-to-mid-range supplies.
We were told that the new range would be available in Europe in Q3 2009, but pricing was conspicuous by its absence.
Got a netbook? Does it run hot? (probably not). Enermax, though, believes that no product should be without auxillary cooling.
The CP002 netbook cooler can take in a 12in netbook - or any small-sized notebook for that matter - and is a cut-down version of the Aeolus CP001.