Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 850W Bronze Power Supply

REVIEW INFORMATION
SUPPLIED BY: Thermaltake
PRODUCT: Smart Pro RGB 850W Bronze
PROD LINK: Smart Pro RGB 850W Bronze
PRICE: $99.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!


Smart Pro RGB 850W Bronze – Overshoot Transient Tests
VSB On VSB to 100%, 12V Off to 100%, 12V
O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot

The hourglass of time finds us now on page four, gazing in awe and wonder at three near perfect power on spike test results. It looks like the S&C point is safe from deduction later, as this is exactly what I like to see in these tests.

All we need to do yet is run the hot tests and confirm the unit still does the performance we saw when cold.

Smart Pro RGB 850W Bronze – Hot Load Tests
Test # +3.3V +5V +12V DC Watts/
AC Watts
AC
Input
Eff. P.F. Intake/
Exhaust
Progressive Load Tests
1 1A 1A 6A 86.4W/
104.9W
117.3V 82.4% 0.958 28°C/
30°C*
3.351V 5.06V 12.18V
2 2A 2A 13A 182.3W/
212.4W
116.6V 85.8% 0.985 30°C/
35°C
3.337V 5.05V 12.16V
3 4A 4A 32A 430.0W/
496.0W
115.7V 86.7% 0.988 33°C/
42°C
3.298V 5.02V 12.09V
4 6A 6A 48A 639.2W/
750.9W
116.0V 85.1% 0.990 36°C/
52°C
3.263V 4.98V 12.03V
5 8A 8A 64A 850.2W/
1032W
115.2V 82.4% 0.992 40°C/
65°C
3.226V 4.94V 12.00V
Crossload Tests
CL1 16A 16A 0A 137.6W/
175.7W
116.6V 78.3% 0.988 30°C/
36°C
3.280V 5.01V 12.14V
CL2 0A 0A 70.5A 852.3W/
1027W
114.4V 83.0% 0.993 39°C/
63°C
3.268V 4.98V 12.02V

* Fanless operation.

And once again, the fan only stayed off for test one. This unit simply runs too warm to keep it off for long.

Good news from the voltage table, though… all three rails have improved their regulation from the cold tests. Now, we see 3.79%, 2.40%, and 1.50% in the above table going from left to right. That means our average has come up to 2.56%. Almost enough to move into a better scoring bracket. Almost. It’s still on the wrong side of the line, though, and I still need to call it strictly average.

Let’s examine the scope shots and see how ripple control turned out.

Smart Pro RGB 850W Bronze – Oscilloscope
Test # +3.3V +5V +12V
1 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
2 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
3 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
4 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
5 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
CL1 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot
CL2 O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot O-Scope Shot

Hmm… yeah, that’s about what the box led me to believe things would look like. 40mV or so for the 12V, under 25mV for the other two. I’ll have to score a minor deduction against the 12V but the others are safe.

That’s it for the testing. Time for my pecs and I to take this unit apart.