SUPPLIED BY: Corsair
PRODUCT: RM1000x 1000W
PROD LINK: RM1000x Product Page
PRICE: $169.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!
Both SM-268 load testers will be in action today because this unit is slightly too big for just one. Helping out will be the rest of the usual gear I’ve listed about a thousand times before and see no need to type out yet again. I’m not rich, so the test gear has not changed lately.
Let’s do the standby tests.
|RM1000x 1000W – STANDBY Load Tests|
|Test #||+5VSB||DC Watts/
And we’re off to a great start. Efficiency is well above average on all three tests, with two of those tests seeing over 80%. I’d still like to see some improvements from here, but standby power efficiency is harder to master than when the main power is online so I’m in no hurry to start scoring on these tests unless there’s a failure. Or… 80 Plus starts to require high standby efficiency, too. I do score the 80 Plus targets in all applicable tests (even though I don’t score voltage regulation until the hot tests), because that’s what companies use for marketing their efficiency.
Voltage regulation stands at an excellent 1% on the nose.
|RM1000x 1000W – Cold Load Tests|
|Test #||+3.3V||+5V||+12V||DC Watts/
|Progressive Load Tests|
* Fanless operation.
Moving on to the cold tests, we find that the power conversion efficiency is indeed meeting 80 Plus Gold targets, and… no, wait. They’re not meeting Gold. They’re just barely clearing Platinum. Folks, we have a platypus! Test two easily hits the Platinum 20% load mark with tests three and five both requiring help from my 1% scoring allowance for error to get the pass. But it does pass, and that’s awesome.
I like it whenever this happens. Promise one efficiency certification, but clear the next one up. That almost happened last week, too, when that Andyson beast came within a gnat’s eyelash of managing Titanium.
Over on the voltage readings, this RMX unit is proving to be no slouch there, either. I see 0.9%, 0.6%, and 1% in the above chart. That’s an average of 0.83%, which is above the excellent line for me. Yes, other units have done better than that, but by the time you start going above 1%, it just does not matter when it comes to stability.
When it comes to fannage, the unit only ran fanless in tests one to three. The rest of the time, the fan was running. No, I couldn’t hear it.