Corsair AX Series 760 W Review 5

Corsair AX Series 760 W Review

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Corsair AX760 Features & Specs
Max. DC Output760W
Efficiency80 PLUS Platinum
Operating temperature0°C - 50°C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Current Protection
Over Power Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling120 mm Double Ball-Bearing Fan (9S1212F404)
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 160 mm (D)
Weight2.1 kg
ComplianceATX12V v2.31, EPS 2.92
Warranty7 years
Price at time of review (exc. VAT)$199.99

Efficiency has been upgraded to Platinum from the Gold efficiency badge previous AX units featured. The operating temperature range also remained the same with a high 50°C limit for continuous maximum power output. The protection features only include the basics; OTP is missing. The 120 mm fan is thermally controlled and doesn't spin up at all with lower loads in order to minimize output noise levels.

Corsair states that the PSU is ATX 2.31 compliant, but this cannot be true since it only has one +12V rail, and this specification demands at least two. However, this is not important and doesn't affect the PSU's overall performance one bit. Finally, the warranty is extra-long with seven years; the usual warranty period for all AX(i) units. Its price looks quite stiff, even for a 760 W Platinum PSU.

Corsair AX760 Power Specs
Max. Power25A25A63A3A0.5A
Total Max. Power760W

The single +12V rail can almost deliver the full power of the unit, something that is very convenient since modern systems draw most of the power out of this rail. The minor rails are fairly strong with 125 W maximum combined power, but only a fraction of that is likely to be utilized in a contemporary high-end system. Finally, the 5VSB rail has enough juice with 3 A maximum current output.

Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution

Modular Cables
ATX connector (610mm)20+4 pin
4+4 pin EPS12V (650mm)2
6+2 pin PCIe (600mm+150mm)4
6+2 pin PCIe (750mm+150mm)2
SATA (400mm+100mm+100mm+100mm)8
SATA (540mm+100mm+100mm+100mm)4
4 pin Molex (450mm+100mm+100mm+100mm)8
FDD adapter (+100mm)2

The unit is equipped with a great number of cables/connectors, including six PCIe and two EPS connectors, and all of them are available at the same time. This is pretty awesome, especially for a 760 W PSU. The number of SATA and peripheral connectors will easily cover every need or system. Regarding cable length, all connectors are installed on pretty long cables and our only objection here is the small distance between the peripheral connectors. Finally, all cables are stealth so all their wires are black. They also share the same size of 18AWG, which is the minimum required by the ATX spec.

Since this PSU features a single +12V rail, we do not have anything to comment on about its power distribution.
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