Corsair RM1000x 1000 Watt 80 PLUS Gold Fully Modular Power Supply Review

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Ripple


Noise and Ripple can easily be measured by an oscilloscope. These show how much voltage fluctuation there is on a particular rail. We tested the rail stability of the 3.3 volt, 5 volt and 12 volt rails using an identical time and millivolt scale for all graphs. millivolt ripple is measured by the peak to peak size of the voltage curve.

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Sample Ripple Graph

The latest ATX 12 volt version 2.3 specifications state that ripple from peak to peak must be no higher than 50 millivolts for the 3.3 volt and 5 volt rails, while the 12 volt rail is allowed up to 120 millivolts peak to peak to stay within specifications. Millivolt figures are stated to the closest increment of 5 given their variability.

 Load (%)   3.3V Ripple   5V Ripple   12V Ripple 
 20  2.2  3.6  4.2
 40  3  4.4  5.4
 60  5.3  5.6  5.8
 80  5.3  6.6  7.8
 100  6  8.2  12.6

Just like we saw with the voltage regulation and PFC, the ripple performance is spectacular, easily some of the best scores we’ve seen and a sure sign that this unit can offer up clean and stable power delivery.

3.3 volt @ 100%

rm1000 3v

5 volt @ 100%

rm1000 5v

12 volt @ 100%

rm1000 12v

Article Index

  1. Introduction and Packaging
  2. A Closer Look - Exterior
  3. A Closer Look - Interior
  4. Test Procedure
  5. Efficiency, PFC and Voltage Regulation
  6. Ripple Testing
  7. OPP and Max Wattage
  8. Fan Speed
  9. Final Thoughts
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