Corsair AX Series™ power supply units set a new standard for performance, quality, reliability, and energy-efficiency in consumer PSUs. 80 PLUS® Platinum certification guarantees more than 90% efficiency at typical loads, while unflinching voltage stability, low-noise levels, and a fully modular cable set make the AX Series PSUs the ultimate choice for discerning enthusiasts.
“The new AX series PSUs stand out from many competitors by a good margin. But sure, it's a crowded market with quality and efficiency levels being bumped up with each year that passes. But high quality, highly efficient, highly stable and inaudible are the keywords here. This AX760 PSU is impressive and Corsair definitely deserves our best hardware award, once again.”
To sum up, if you don't need the extra features of the AX860i (mainly the software monitoring/control) and want the top performing PSU of a capacity under 1 kW, the new AX860 was made for you. It costs a lot, I know, but nothing good in this life comes for free, right?
“To sum up, the AX760 is a no brainer if you don't want many bells and whistles (aka digital control), but do want the best that money can buy in this category. You will invest a serious amount of money, that is for sure, but you will enjoy Corsair's support for seven years while your system is being fed by ultra-clean and stable DC outputs. As I stated many times in the past, the purchase of a PSU is an investment, so better take it very seriously. A good PSU will accompany you for many many years and will actually protect your system in case something goes horribly wrong.”
KitGuru gives non-digital AX760 and AX860 the Must Have award.
“There are certainly cheaper options on the market, but in this case you certainly get what you pay for.” “The pure modular design will prove popular with a wide audience of case modders who want to fine tune their cabling for ultimate appearance. The high grade 120mm Sanyo Denki fan is very quiet, even when dealing with a very high, active load.” “These are excellent power supplies, but to be perfectly honest we expect this now from Corsair, their overall standards in a wide cross section of sectors have been without reproach this year. Both AX760 and AX860 ship with a seven year warranty and they are clearly confident that these units are built to last.”
For performance the 12, 3.3 and 5v results were all good with efficiency easily meeting the Platinum spec. Temperatures were good too with impressive AC Ripple readings also. The highlight is of however the unit's ability to run fanless up to 60% load which means for the majority of systems it will offer silent operation for the majority of tasks.