It wasn't easy to deliver a better product than the existing RM750x (2018), but Corsair managed to do this, and the new model achieves notably better performance. Compared to the previous model, it loses in quietness, but you cannot call it noisy with 28 dBA overall noise output. All in all, this is an excellent power supply, so that it will replace the older RM750x in our Best PSU Picks article. Notable competitors are the XPG Core Reactor 750W and the Seasonic Focus GX-750.
Corsair decided to make some notable changes in its RMx line, among the most popular ones in today's market. This was not an easy task since the existing RMx units only counted three years in production and delivered excellent performance and silent operation simultaneously. When you try to upgrade something that is already very good, you face many challenges since you also have to keep the budget under control.
The new Corsair RMx (2021) line consists of five models with capacities ranging from 550W to 1000W, and the main differences with the previous models are depicted below.
We will look at the third stronger member of the new RMx line in today's review, with 750W capacity. The RM750x is made by Channel Well Technology, like the rest of the line, and all of its cables are modular. The external design looks nice, and the fan grille, with the triangle perforations, doesn't look so restrictive. The PSU's dimensions are normal, which is a good thing since the smaller the power supply, the higher the noise output.
Specifications of Corsair RM750x
Max. DC Output
80 PLUS Gold, Cybenetics Gold (87-89%)
Cybenetics A- (25-30 dB[A])
Intel C6/C7 Power State Support
Operating Temperature (Continuous Full Load)
0 - 50°C
Over Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Current (+12V) Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Inrush Current Protection
Fan Failure Protection
No Load Operation
140mm Magnetic Levitation Fan (NR140ML)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
150 x 85 x 160mm
1.64 kg (3.62 lb)
ATX12V v2.53, EPS 2.92
Power Specifications of Corsair RM750x
|Total Max. Power (W)||750|
Cables & Connectors of Corsair RM750x
|Description||Cable Count||Connector Count (Total)||Gauge||In Cable Capacitors|
|ATX connector 20+4 pin (610mm)||1||1||16-20AWG||Yes|
|4+4 pin EPS12V (650mm)||2||2||18AWG||Yes|
|6+2 pin PCIe (600mm+150mm)||2||4||16-18AWG||Yes|
|4-pin Molex (450mm+100mm+100mm+100mm)||1||4||18AWG||No|
|AC Power Cord (1400mm) - C13 coupler||1||1||18AWG||-|
There are two EPS and four PCIe connectors, which are enough to deliver the unit's full power without any issues. The number of peripheral connectors is increased, and our only complaint here is the small distance between the 4-pin Molex connectors. SATA drives' slots might be close to each other in most chassis, not in all, though, but this usually is not the case for the devices that take power from 4-pin Molex (e.g., case fans). Finally, the in-cable caps can be a headache during cable routing and management.
Component Analysis of Corsair RM750x
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|PCB Type||Double Sided|
|Transient Filter||4x Y caps, 2x X caps, 2x CM chokes, 1x MOV|
|Inrush Protection||NTC Thermistor SCK-037 (3 Ohm) & Relay|
|Bridge Rectifier(s)||2x GBU1506 (600V, 15A @ 100°C)|
|APFC MOSFETs||2x On Semiconductor FCPF190N60E (600V, 13.1A @ 100°C, Rds(on): 0.19Ohm)|
|APFC Boost Diode||1x Power Intergrations QH08TZ600 (600V, 8A @ 95°C)|
|Bulk Cap(s)||2x Nippon Chemi-Con (400V, 470uF & 390uF each or 860uF combined, 2,000h @ 105°C, KMW)|
|Main Switchers||2x On Semiconductor FCPF190N60E (600V, 13.1A @ 100°C, Rds(on): 0.19Ohm)|
|APFC Controller||Champion CM6500UNX & Champion CM03X|
|Resonant Controller||Champion CU6901VAC|
|Topology||Primary side: APFC, Half-Bridge & LLC converter|
Secondary side: Synchronous Rectification & DC-DC converters
|+12V MOSFETs||6x On Semiconductor NTMFS5C430N (40V, 131A @ 100°C, Rds(on): 1.7mOhm)|
|5V & 3.3V||
DC-DC Converters: 2x UBIQ QM3054M6 (30V, 61A @ 100°C, Rds(on): 4.8mOhm) & 2x UBIQ QN3107M6N (30V, 70A @ 100°C, Rds(on): 2.6mOhm)
|Filtering Capacitors||Electrolytic: 7x Nippon Chemi-Con (1-5,000h @ 105°C, KZE), 7x Nippon Chemi-Con (4-10,000h @ 105°C, KY), 1x Rubycon (4-10,000h @ @ 105°C, YXJ)|
Polymer: 33x FPCAP
|Change Over Switch||1x Sync Power SPN3006 MOSFET (30V, 57A @ 100°C, Rds(on): 5.5mOhm)|
|Supervisor IC||Weltrend WT7502R (OVP, UVP, SCP, PG)|
|Fan Controller||Microchip PIC16F1503|
|Fan Model||Corsair NR140ML (140mm, 12V, 0.27A, Magnetic Levitation Bearing Fan)|
|Rectifier||1x PS1045L SBR (45V, 10A) & IPS ISD04N65A|
|Standby PWM Controller||On-Bright OB5282|
Like the RM1000x model, which we reviewed first, the OEM didn't change, so Channel Well Technology (CWT) makes the new RMx units. The platform has several differences to offer improved performance and ATX v2.52 compatibility. The major change is the new fan, and the PCB's dimensions haven't changed, so there was space for a 140mm fan, allowing for good airflow.
The build quality is high, and CWT used good parts, including On Semiconductor FETs, Japanese caps by Chemi-Con and Rubycon, and lots of FPCAP polymer caps.
The transient filter has all required parts to provide adequate protection and, at the same time, suppress both incoming and outgoing conducted EMI emissions.
The inrush currents are suppressed by an NTC thermistor and relay combination, which does a good job.
The bridge rectifiers are powerful and are installed on a dedicated heat sink, so they won't get too hot even under high loads and increased operating temperatures.
The APFC converter uses two FETs, provided by On Semiconductor, and a single boost diode. The bulk caps are by Chemi-Con, and their combined capacity is high enough to provide for a longer than 26ms hold-up time.
The main FETs are installed in a half-bridge topology, and an LLC resonant converter is also used to boost efficiency. The resonant controller is a Champion CM6901VAC IC.
Six FETs regulate the 12V rail while a pair of DC-DC converters generate the minor rails.
Chemi-Con mostly provides the filtering caps, so there won't be any issues in the long run. Besides electrolytic caps, we also find a large number of polymer ones by FPCAP.
The 5VSB rail uses an SBR on its secondary side, and the standby PWM controller is an On-Bright OB5282 IC.
The Supervisor IC is a Weltrend WT7502R, supporting all basic protection features but OTP (Over Temperature Protection). The latter is implemented through another circuit.
There are several bus bars on the modular board for power transfers with minimized energy losses. Many polymer caps are also installed on this area for lower ripple on all rails.
Soldering quality is satisfactory, but in some areas of the PCB's finish doesn't look so good.
The major change between the previous and the new RMx generation is the Magnetic Bearing fan, able to withstand super-tough operating conditions without sweating.
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