XPG KYBER 750W ATX v3.1 PSU Review

The XPG Kyber 750W is an affordable, Platinum efficiency in the Cybenetics scheme, compatible with the ATX v3.1 spec, utilizing CWT’s GPW platform. If you don’t like native/fixed cables, better look elsewhere. To keep the price low, XPG decided to ditch modular cables. 

To address the needs of the mid-PSU category, XPG released the Kyber line, which consists of three members with capacities ranging from 650W to 850W. In this review, I will look at the mid-capacity member of the line, which achieves Cybenetics Gold efficiency. With only 140mm depth, the footprint is compact, allowing for an easy installation despite the fixed cables, which always make things more challenging.

The Kyber line claims compatibility with the ATX v3.0 spec, but it is compatible, in fact, with the ATX v3.1 spec since the latter requires a lower hold-up time period. It is weird; in all the years I have reviewed PSUs, it is the first time that a newer spec is looser in a section than its predecessor. If Intel asked for my opinion, I would tell them to keep the hold-up time at 17ms and not lower it since it provides more room for the PSU during an (ultra) short power cut to operate correctly. Bulk caps are expensive, so manufacturers pushed Intel to lower the hold-up time requirements.

With an MSRP of $100, the Kyber 750 is expensive, given its capacity and the fact that it doesn’t feature any modular cables. XPG will have a tough time selling PSUs with native cables at that price, given that someone can get fully modular ATX v3.x compliant PSUs at a lower price. For example, at the time of the review, the MSI MAG A750GL PCIE 5 was at $94, and the Thermaltake Toughpower GF A3 750W was at $95.

Technical Specifications:
  • Manufacturer (OEM): Channel Well Technology
  • Max Power: 750W
  • Cybenetics Efficiency: [115V] Cybenetics Gold (87-89%)
  • 80 Plus Efficiency: Gold
  • Noise [115V]: Cybenetics A- (25-30 dB[A])
  • Compliance: ATX12V v3.0 (claimed), EPS 2.92
  • Operating Temperature (Continuous Full Load): 0 – 40°C
  • Alternative Low Power Mode support: Yes
  • Power 12V combined: 750W
  • Number of 12V rails: 1
  • Power 5V + 3.3v: 110W
  • Power 5VSB: 15W
  • Cooling: 120mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (DF1202512FDHN)
  • Semi-Passive Operation: ✗
  • Modular Design: No
  • High Power Connectors: 2x EPS (1x cable), 2x PCIe 6+2 pin (1x cable),  1x PCIe 12+4 pin (600W)
  • Peripheral Connectors: 6x SATA (2x cables), 2x 4-pin Molex (2x cables)
  • ATX Cable Length: 650mm
  • EPS Cable Length: 670mm + 150mm
  • 6+2 pin PCIe Cable Length: 600mm + 150mm
  • 12+4 pin PCIe Cable Length: 600mm
  • Distance between SATA / 4-pin Molex: 150mm
  • In-cable capacitors: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 150 mm x 85 mm x 140mm
  • Weight: 1.8 kg (3.97 lb)
  • Warranty: five-years
  • MSRP (excluding VAT): $100

Power Specifications

Rail 3.3V 5V 12V 5VSB -12V
Max. Power Amps 20 20 62.5 3 0.3
Watts 110 750 15 3.6
Total Max. Power (W) 750
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