ASUS THOR 850W Platinum ATX Power Supply Review (Page 5)

| Dec 17, 2019 at 11:11 am CST
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUSModel: ROG-THOR-850P

Real World Test System & Observations


We started our testing with the standard setup of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX and a TITAN V GPU to round out a substantial real-world load. This is similar to what a single GPU workstation could resemble. As you can see, the AC power input meter reads 444W, while the OLED reading the output shows 454W, that's about a 2% delta. This loading is at a little over 50%. The PSU did not even make a sound or care with this level of stress.

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Dropping in another GPU, a TITAN XP CE this time, and we see power draw jump up to 753W or 762W via ASUS' OLED. The Thor even at this heavy loading did not flinch; although the fan was now spinning, it was not even audible or near the sound of the radiator or GPU fans, which were not obnoxious by any means. This setup ran well for over an hour without a single hiccup.

Now we run into the GPU cable limitation I mentioned earlier. ASUS artificially limited the PSU via its included cables, but that's not a bad thing as you can see, even with a heavy mix of parts you do not exceed the capabilities of what the PSU is spec'd for. I will work on some ways to draw more power on limited scenarios like this. Still, I want to keep it as accurate to real-world as possible to represent scenarios and power draws users will experience.

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