MSI MPG A750GF Power Supply Review

MSI did a far better job than Gigabyte in its PSU products, but is this enough?

MSI MPG A750GF
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Protection Features

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OCP (Cold @ 30°C)

12V: 99.6A (140.68%), 12.075V
5V: 32.5A (135.42%), 5.019V
3.3V: 32.5A (135.42%), 3.355V
5VSB: 6.4A (213.33%), 4.965V

OCP (Hot @ 43°C)

12V: 99.6A (140.68%), 12.083V
5V: 32.8A (136.67%), 5.022V
3.3V: 32.3A (134.58%), 3.363V
5VSB: 6.3A (210%), 4.966V

OPP (Cold @ 31°C)

1202.85W (141.51%)

OPP (Hot @ 44°C)

1203.66W (141.61%)

OTP

✓ (167°C @ 12V Heat Sink)

SCP

12V to Earth: ✓
5V to Earth: ✓
3.3V to Earth: ✓
5VSB to Earth: ✓
-12V to Earth: ✓

PWR_OK

Proper operation

NLO

SIP

Surge: MOV
Inrush: NTC Thermistor & Bypass relay

The OCP triggering points are high on all rails, and the same goes for OPP. The PSU won't have a problem for short operation under these conditions at normal temperatures, but at high ones the platform will take lots of stress. 

DC Power Sequencing

According to Intel’s most recent Power Supply Design Guide (revision 1.4), the +12V and 5V outputs must be equal to or greater than the 3.3V rail at all times. Unfortunately, Intel doesn't mention why it is so important to always keep the 3.3V rail's voltage lower than the levels of the other two outputs.

No problems here since the 3.3V rail is always lower than the other two. 

Cross Load Tests

To generate the following charts, we set our loaders to auto mode through custom-made software before trying more than 25,000 possible load combinations with the +12V, 5V, and 3.3V rails. The deviations in each of the charts below are calculated by taking the nominal values of the rails (12V, 5V, and 3.3V) as point zero. The ambient temperature during testing was between 30 to 32 degrees Celsius (86 to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

Load Regulation Charts

Efficiency Graph

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Ripple Graphs

The lower the power supply's ripple, the more stable the system will be and less stress will also be applied to its components.

Infrared Images

We apply a half-load for 10 minutes with the PSU's top cover and cooling fan removed before taking photos with a modified Fluke Ti480 PRO camera able to deliver an IR resolution of 640x480 (307,200 pixels).

The temperatures are low on all parts, despite the small heat sinks. Given these results, the fan speed profile could be more relaxed for lower noise output. 

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Aris Mpitziopoulos
Contributing Editor

Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.