A sturdy and dependable power supply unit (PSU) is frequently the unsung hero in the world of PC gaming and enthusiast computing, making sure that your high-performance setup operates steadily and smoothly. The well-known tech company ASUS has expanded the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand to include power supplies, and the ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply is a spectacular example of their dedication to producing high-quality gaming hardware. We will examine this power supply unit’s design, performance, efficiency, cooling, and value proposition in-depth in this review.
ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply Design & Build Quality
The ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply has an eye-catching design. The PSU has a matte black finish, clean, crisp lines, and a large display of the recognizable ROG logo. It has an air of strength and refinement that goes well with any gaming setup.
Excellent build quality is to be expected from ASUS. It gives off a solid, well-built feeling that gives one hope for its durability and dependability. In addition to improving aesthetics, the black matte finish helps keep fingerprints and smudges away, keeping the surface looking spotless even in demanding gaming setups.
This PSU’s dimensions are 160 x 150 x 86 mm, which means it fits nicely into the majority of mid-tower and full-tower PC cases thanks to its standard ATX form factor. Because of its fully modular design, you can connect only the cables that are actually needed, minimizing clutter and maximizing airflow within your case. This makes for a neat cable management system.
ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply Cable Quality
The ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply’s superior cable quality is one of its best qualities. High-quality, flat ribbon-style cables that have both aesthetic appeal and functional benefits are included with the PSU. The superior resistance to tangling of these flat cables enhances cable management and maximizes airflow within your case, both of which are critical for preserving system performance and temperature.
Four PCIe connectors are included, which enables powering other components that require a lot of power or multi-GPU setups. It is imperative to take into account the actual power requirements of your system. Generally speaking, two PCIe connectors are plenty for most gaming setups.
ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply Performance
High efficiency is indicated by the 80 PLUS Gold certification of the ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply. With this certification, the PSU can operate at 20% load with over 87% efficiency, 50% load with over 90% efficiency, and 100% load with over 87% efficiency. In real terms, this means less energy wasted on heating and cheaper electricity costs. The PSU is an economical and ecologically friendly option because of its versatile load-bearing design.
The ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply offers a sufficient power supply for demanding gaming systems with its 850-watt power output. It can easily and without any effort handle a multitude of storage drives, multiple graphics cards, and high-end processors. But a higher wattage PSU might be required for extreme gaming setups with lots of power-hungry components. 850W more than suffices for the majority of gamers.
Because of the PSU’s single +12V rail design, your components will receive consistent and dependable power delivery. By reducing power fluctuations, this design ensures clean, steady power delivery. This is a useful feature, particularly for high-end systems that have strong CPUs and GPUs.
A power supply unit’s cooling efficiency is critical, and the ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply excels in this regard. It has a 135mm Axial-tech fan with dual ball bearings. This fan design provides effective cooling as well as long-term durability. Under moderate loads, the fan runs quietly, contributing to a peaceful gaming environment. Under heavy loads or when the PSU temperature rises significantly, it becomes more audible, but it remains within acceptable limits.
The integrated 0dB mode, which turns off the fan when the PSU falls below a certain temperature or load threshold, is one of the standout features. This feature ensures complete silence while performing light tasks or when the system is idle, improving the overall gaming experience. When the PSU’s temperature or load exceeds the set threshold, the fan will activate, ensuring a balance between cooling and acoustics.
The ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply includes a plethora of protection features that are critical for protecting your components from potential electrical issues. These security features include:
OCP stands for Over Current Protection.
OVP (Over Voltage Protection)
SCP stands for Short Circuit Protection.
OPP stands for Over Power Protection.
OTP (Over Temperature Protection)
UVP (Under Voltage Protection)
NLO stands for No Load Operation.
Protection against surges and inrushes
These safeguards serve as a safety net, preventing damage to your computer’s components in the event of unexpected power surges, short circuits, or other electrical anomalies. They add an extra layer of protection to your gaming rig, ensuring that your valuable hardware is safe.
ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply Software
The ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply software integration with ASUS’s Aura Sync and Armory Crate software is a standout feature. This integration lets you control and synchronize the RGB lighting on the power supply with other ASUS ROG components like motherboards, graphics cards, and peripherals.
With the Aura Sync software, you can customize the appearance of your PC by selecting from a variety of lighting effects and colors. The ability to synchronize RGB lighting throughout your system results in a visually stunning and cohesive gaming setup.
ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply Specifications
|Dimensions||16 x 15 x 8.6 Centimeter|
|AC Input Range||100-240Vac|
|Thermal Features||ROG Thermal Solution|
|DC Output Voltage||+3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5Vsb|
|Maximum Load||20A 20A 70A 0.3A 3A|
|Combined Load||100W 100W 840W 3.6W 15W|
|Cable Connectors||MB 24/20-pin x 1 CPU 4+4-pin x 2 PCI-E 16-pin x 1 (component side) PCI-E 6+2-pin x 3 SATA x 8 Peripheral x 4|
ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply Conclusion
The ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply demonstrates ASUS’ dedication to producing high-quality gaming hardware. It seamlessly combines form and function, providing a combination of power, efficiency, style, and protection.
ROG STRIX 850W Gold White Edition (16-pin cable) Power Supply