Corsair HX1000 Platinum 2017 Review


Published by Marc Büchel on 15.09.17
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Result Analysis and Discussion


Efficiency

Load Pin(W) Pout(W) Efficiency
10 % 114.00 W 101.18 W 88.76 %
20 % 219.20 W 202.11 W 92.20 %
50 % 543.80 W 504.03 W 92.69 %
100 % 1114.20 W 1000.05 W 89.76 %


The 80Plus Platinum certification requirements (90% - 92% - 89%) are surpassed especially at 20% Load. The full Load efficiency is a bit higher at 230V AC. This is the case with most of todays PSU's an it mainly originates from the reason of lower losses in the AC filtering stage and the PFC at 230V AC. The 230V AC 100% Load efficiency is 90.68%.

Output Stability

Load Rail Loading(A) Output(V)
10 % 3.3 V 1.5 A 3.3 V
5 V 1.5 A 5.0 V
12 V 7.1 A 12.1 V
 
20 % 3.3 V 3.1 A 3.3 V
5 V 3.1 A 5.0 V
12 V 14.2 A 12.1 V
 
50 % 3.3 V 7.7 A 3.3 V
5 V 7.6 A 5.0 V
12 V 35.6 A 12.1 V
 
100 % 3.3 V 15.3 A 3.3 V
5 V 15.2 A 5.0 V
12 V 71.1 A 12 V


The Voltage Regulation of this PSU is very good. It makes use of a DC-DC topology. This means, that the HX1000 2017 is mainly a 12V PSU and then generates its 5 and 3.3V from 12V. This is a modern approach, and since the Load is mainly on 12V it makes a lot of sense. For almost any PSU which makes use of this topology crossload tests do not present a problem.

Noise
Load  
10 % Noiseless
20 % Noiseless
50 % well audible


If we listen closer with the power supply, we don't here anything at 20 percent load. The HX1000 2017 is a semi passive power supply and the fan kicks in, when 35 percent load is reached. It keeps spinning until the load goes below 25 percent. This ensures adequate internal temperatures under all circumstances. When demanding 50 percent load from this unit, the noise level can be described as silent and when there is 100 percent load, the unit is well audible.

Noise/Ripple
Voltage Noise/Ripple Vpp
3.3V 0.001
5V 0.009
12V 0.013


The noise and ripple values are very good. It simply doesn't matter whether you're looking at 3.3V, 5V or 12V values.


Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - Preview
Page 3 - Delivery / Specs
Page 4 - A Look Inside
Page 5 - Result Analysis and Discussion
Page 6 - Conclusion




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