Thermaltake ToughPower Grand 850W TPG-850M review

4-5-2011 0

Thermaltake ToughPower Grand 850W TPG-850M

tested by rwlabs

80 Plus Gold Certified — 7 Years Warranty

The latest ToughPower Grand 850W PSU by Thermaltake is certainly a worthy addition to the long ToughPower range but with such performance the reviewer was surprised Thermaltake did not decide on starting a new range of PSUs since not only does the unit come with an 80 Plus Gold certification but it also comes with many improvements over its ToughPower brothers, an entirely new design and it’s also manufactured by Thermaltake themselves. Ontop of that add the high quality components (Japanese Capacitors), rich bundle and the 7 years warranty and you’ve got yourself one of the best 850W units currently in the market.

Box Contents:

Inside the box you will find the ToughPower Grand 850W PSU inside a cloth bag, Thermaltake aluminum case badge, 4 Cable Straps, 4 Cable Clamps, 4 Mounting Screws, modular cables, modular cable cloth bag, accessories cloth bag, 2 vibration absorbent gaskets, AC power cord, user’s manual, warranty paper and an Molex to 4pin cable.

How silent is it:

39,2dBA under heavy load may not be most silent i have ever seen but still with most CPU Coolers crossing the 40dBA mark i doubt you will even notice.


  • 100% 105°C (221°F) Japanese made electrolytic capacitors: the foundation of a robust and reliable power source even under the harshest operating environment.
  • 24/7 @ 50°C: Guaranteed to deliver 850W continuous power.
  • 3oz PCB design reduces heat generation and allows greater efficiency.
  • 80 PLUS Gold certified – extreme efficiency PSU series with 87-92% efficiency @ 20-100% load to cut down electric cost.
  • Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) with PF value of 0.95 at full load.
  • Auto switching circuitry for universal AC input from 90-264V.
  • Built-in industry grade protections : Over Current, Over Power, Over Voltage, Under Voltage and Short-Circuit protection.
  • Compliance with Intel ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 standards.
  • DIMENSION: 5.9″(W) x 3.4″(H) x 7.1″ (L);150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 180mm(L)
  • Double-forward switching circuitry: offers low power loss and high reliability.
  • FanDelayCool Technology allows 14cm fan to continue to operate 15-30 sec after system shuts-down to ensure all components are properly cooled.
  • High reliability: MTBF>120,000 hours.
  • Multi-GPU ready: 2 x PCI-E 8pin & 2 x PCI-E 6pin for PCI-Express graphic cards.
  • Proprietary dual ball bearing 14cm flower-shape fan enables longer lifespan and lowers overall noise output by dramatically reducing bearing frictions.
  • Pure aesthetic design with uncompromising performance.
  • Robust & dedicated +12V output: comes with single +12V rail design providing up to 71A.
  • Safety / EMI Approvals: CE, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, GOST and BSMI certified.
  • Unparalleled DC to DC converter provides highest efficiency, most stable performance, and perfect regulation.

~ by benchmarkstest on May 4, 2011.

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