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A PSU That Can Power Two Systems At Once: Meet Phanteks RevoltX

Phanteks waited quite a while to enter the PSU market, but the time has finally arrived. Using a high-end Seasonic platform with lots of modifications, the RevoltX line consists of two members with 1kW and 1.2kW capacities. The extraordinary feature shared by both these PSUs is the ability to power two systems simultaneously, thanks to a specially designed platform that allows for two 24-pin ATX connectors, along with an increased number of EPS cables/connectors.

Surely not all users need a PSU able to power two systems at once since that would require a special chassis. However, if you plan to get the Phanteks Evolv X chassis, then you can have a dual-system setup able to cope with demanding tasks.

Manufacturer (OEM) Seasonic
Max DC Output 1200W
Efficiency 80 PLUS Platinum
Noise TBA
Modular ✓ (Fully)
Intel C6/C7 Power State Support
Operating Temperature
0 – 50°C
Over Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Current (+12V) Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Surge Protection
Inrush Current Protection
Fan Failure Protection
No Load Operation
Cooling 135mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (HA13525H12F-Z)
Semi-Passive Operation ✓ (selectable)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 152 x 88 x 172mm
Weight 4.35lb (2kg)
Form Factor ATX12V v2.4, EPS 2.92
Warranty 12 Years
Price (excluding VAT)
$249.99 ($229.99 for the RevoltX 1000W model)

1200W Model

At the moment, we only have detailed information on the 1200W model. From a quick look at its specifications you can easily figure that it belongs to the high-end category. With a $250 price tag, the 1.2kW is highly competitive, especially if we take into account the double-system support.

Modular Cables
Description Cable Count Connector Count (Total) Gauge In Cable Capacitors
ATX connector 20+4 pin (700mm) 1 1 18-22AWG Yes
ATX connector 20+4 pin (600mm) 1 1 18-22AWG Yes
4+4 pin EPS12V (800mm) 1 1 18AWG Yes
4+4 pin EPS12V (660mm) 1 1 18AWG Yes
8-pin EPS12V (660mm) / 4+4 pin EPS12V (+150mm) 1 1 16-18AWG Yes
6+2 pin PCIe (680mm+80mm) 4 8 18AWG Yes
SATA (450mm+115mm+115mm+115mm) 4 16 18AWG No
4-pin Molex (450mm+115mm+115mm) 1 3 18AWG No
AC Power Cord (1380mm) – C13 coupler 1 1 18AWG

The 1200W model features two 24-pin connectors and a load of EPS connectors. The number of SATA connectors is impressive as well, while with eight PCIe, it can support two strong systems. However, we would like to see 16AWG gauges in cables that handle large currents and a longer distance between the peripheral connectors.

The new RevoltX units are expected to hit the market in September.