XFX 750 W Black Edition Power Supply Review

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Introduction

XFX may be a newcomer on the power supply market, but so far the other two models from them we reviewed, 650 W XXX Edition and 850 W Black Edition proved to be outstanding products. Let’s see if their latest model, 750 W Black Edition, follows the same path.

Like 850 W Black Edition, the 750 W version is manufactured by Seasonic and, in fact, it is a relabeled Seasonic M12D, which proved to be one of the best 750 W power supplies on the market today. Therefore XFX 750 W Black Edition enters the market to fight against this model from Seasonic and Corsair HX750W, as they all use a DC-DC design, i.e., the power supply is basically a +12 V model, with +5 V and +3.3 V outputs being produced by two smaller power supplies attached to the power supply main +12 V rail.

XFX 750 W Black Edition power supplyFigure 1: XFX 750 W Black Edition power supply.

XFX 750 W Black Edition power supplyFigure 2: XFX 750 W Black Edition power supply.

XFX 750 W Black Edition isn’t a long power supply, being 6 19/64” (160 mm) deep, using a 135 mm fan on its bottom and featuring active PFC, of course.

The reviewed power supply has a modular cabling system with eight connectors (two for video cards and six for SATA/peripheral cables) and it comes with five cables permanently attached to the unit. This cables included are the following:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 20 ½” (52 cm) long (permanently attached to the power supply).
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 20 7/8” (53 cm) long (permanently attached to the power supply).
  • One cable with one EPS12V connector, 20 7/8” (53 cm) long (permanently attached to the power supply).
  • Four cables with one six/eight-pin auxiliary power connector for video cards each, 22 7/8” (58 cm) long (two permanently attached to the power supply and two on the modular cabling system).
  • Three cables with three SATA power connectors each, 14 ¼” (36 cm) to the first connector, 5 7/8” (15 cm) between connectors (modular cabling system).
  • One cable with two SATA power connectors, 14 ¼” (36 cm) to the first connector, 5 7/8” (15 cm) between connectors (modular cabling system).
  • Two cables with three standard peripheral power connectors each, 14 ¼” (36 cm) to the first connector, 5 7/8” (15 cm) between connectors (modular cabling system).
  • One cable with two standard peripheral power connectors, 14 ¼” (36 cm) to the first connector, 5 7/8” (15 cm) between connectors (modular cabling system).
  • One adapter for converting one standard peripheral power connector into two floppy disk drive power connectors.

The main motherboard cable, the CPU cable (ATX12V/EPS12V) and the video card cables use thicker 16 AWG wires, which is excellent. SATA and peripheral cables use 18 AWG wires.

XFX 750 W Black Edition power supplyFigure 3: Cables.

XFX 750 W Black Edition power supplyFigure 4: Cables.

The number of cables is terrific for the high-end user, supporting two very high-end video cards that require two power connectors each.

Now let’s take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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