Summary: Are you seeking a very high performance and quality product within the 800W-900W power range and the digital Link interface of the AX-i models finds you indifferent? Congratulations, you probably found the best such product which you can invest on at this point of time.
Summary: The co-operation of Corsair and Seasonic delivered, yet again, another excellent product: the AX860 whose performance is only a hair's breath away from its significantly more expensive and digitally controlled AX860i sibling. The performance of the AX860 is ground-breaking and Seasonic's new platform with code number KM3 carries many improvements over the previous KM2 platform that already offered top-notch performance.
Pros: Delivered full power at 45°C, Highly efficient, Superb ripple suppression, Tight voltage regulation on all rails, Semi-fanless operation, Fully modular, Only uses Japanese caps, Seven-year warranty
Cons: Price, Position of the fan control switch (should be at the front of the PSU)
Excerpt: Last month we reviewed one of Corsairs new PSUs, the AX860i , which took a unique approach to power supply design. It wasn’t that it offered something new in terms of wiring, or significant changes in the internal (or external) design. Rather it added to an already solid base product additional features which allowed us to monitor and tweak the PSU from within Windows.
Summary: Honestly It is hard to find the difference in-between the AX1200i we recently tested and this AX860i model other then Maximum Wattage. Corsair did it right though, they did not strip away the AX1200i features. And that makes the AX860i versatile and a very powerful PSU. So admittedly with our testing methods this review is a little subjective, however we do have a Chroma test report of the PSU available
, should you want to dive into load testing.
Corsair Professional Series AX760 and AX860 review
20 November 2012
Excerpt: 187 Flares 187 Flares × Corsair have been active lately, not only have they recently unleashed a new range of liquid coolers, but they have introduced two completely new power supply families. We have already reviewed the AX760i and AX860i ‘digital’ supplies, a formidable design in collaboration with Flextronics. Today we are analysing the latest AX760 and AX860 units, both Platinum certified modular units at a more affordable price point. Are they worthy of a purchase?
Conclusion: Ciò che abbiamo rilevato con maggior interesse in questa analisi dell'AX860 sono senza dubbio i chiari segni dell'impegno di un produttore già leader in questo mercato, mirati chiaramente a non abbassare la guardia, ma al contrario, a continuare ad imporre la propria esperienza mediante incessanti e decise innovazioni progettuali.
Pros: Prestazioni elevatissime, Design e qualità costruttiva di alto rilievo, Silenzioso, Modalità fanless fino al 60%, Certificato 80 Plus Platinum, Connettività ampia e curata e buon cable managment, Sette anni di garanzia
Summary: Auch die Non-Digital Version des AX860 von Corsair wird Enthusiasten und High-End Anwender begeistern! Die PSU bietet eine top Verarbeitungsqualität, einen hohen Wirkungsgrad und eine ausgezeichnete Technik. Darüber hinaus wissen Anschlussmöglichkeiten sowie Kühlkonzept auf der ganzen Linie zu gefallen. Lediglich der happige Preis dürfte etwas abschreckend wirken.
Christoph meint: Ausgezeichnete High-End PSU!
Pros: sehr gute Leistung, überzeugende Technik, hoher Wirkungsgrad, Verarbeitungsqualität, leiser Lüfter, zahlreiche Anschlüsse, Länge der Kabel, modulares Kabelmanagement