Cooler Master V850i Gold PSU Review

The Cooler Master V850i is a high-performance unit, using an interesting platform by an OEM which I had quite some time to meet, Chicony Power. This OEM has a strong name in the PSU business and I am happy to see Cooler Master using it. 

The Cooler Master V850i is included in my best ATX v3.0 & PCIe 5.0 PSU picks article.

Cooler Master has recently cooperated with several OEMs, including Gospower, Lite-On, and Chicony Power, one of the strong names in the PSU OEM business. The following image provides the essential details about Chicony Power.

The V850i is advertised as a semi-digital power supply, so it will be interesting to check on its platform. Moreover, it is ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 ready, meaning that it can withstand power excursions up to 200% of its maximum power, or 1700W. It is supported by a 450W 12VHPWR cable, which will soon be replaced by 12V-2×6. Compared to most 850W units with similar specs, its price is stiff at $185, with the majority of PSUs in this category going from $ 100$ to $ 165$. The semi-digital platform increased the cost, and in the following pages, we will check if it also provides increased performance to justify the higher asking price.



Technical Specifications:
  • Manufacturer (OEM): Chicony Power
  • Max Power: 850W
  • Cybenetics Efficiency: [115V] Cybenetics Platinum (89-91%) [Review Sample]
  • 80 Plus Efficiency: Gold
  • Noise: Cybenetics Standard++ (30-35 dB[A]) [Review Sample]
  • Compliance: ATX v3.0, EPS 2.92
  • Operating Temperature (Continuous Full Load): 0 – 50°C
  • Alternative Low Power Mode support: Yes
  • Power 12V combined: 850W
  • Number of 12V rails: 1
  • Power 5V + 3.3v: 120W
  • Power 5VSB: 15W
  • Cooling: 135mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (YY14025M12B)
  • Semi-Passive Operation: ✓
  • Modular Design: Yes (Fully)
  • High Power Connectors: 2x EPS (2x cables), 3x PCIe 6+2 pin (3x cables), 1x PCIe 12+4 pin (450W)
  • Peripheral Connectors: 12x SATA (3x cables), 4x 4-pin Molex (2x cables)
  • ATX Cable Length: 650mm
  • EPS Cable Length: 650mm
  • 12VHPWR Cable Length: 650mm
  • Distance between SATA / 4-pin Molex: 120mm
  • In-cable capacitors: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 150 mm x 85 mm x 160mm
  • Weight: 1.6 kg (3.53 lb)
  • Warranty: ten years
  • Street price (excluding VAT): $185

Power Specifications

Rail 3.3V 5V 12V 5VSB -12V
Max. Power Amps 20 20 70.8 3 0.3
Watts 120 849.6 15 3.6
Total Max. Power (W) 850
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3 thoughts on “Cooler Master V850i Gold PSU Review

  1. Thanks Aris. Been waiting for this.

    Got this psu on prime day discounted w/ a $50 rebate based on your ATX 3.0 tier list. Was hesitant to jump the gun since there was no cybernetics report or in-depth reviews on the 850W at the time.

    Relieved to see your positive endorsement of the OEM. 😅

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