The MSI MAG A850GL PCIE5 is an ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 compatible power supply, as its model number implies, with enough power to support a capable gaming system.
The MSI MAG A850GL PCIE5 will be included in my article on the best ATX v3.0 & PCIe 5.0 PSU picks.
MSI tries hard to enter the tough PSU market, and the MAG A850GL PCIE5 is one of the new models offering ATX v3.0 compatibility, meaning that it can deliver its full power twice for short periods (0.1ms). The PSU has a Gold certification by 80 PLUS, and Cybenetics has not tested it. The fully modular cable design will make the PSU installation easier, and the same is the case for its compact dimensions, with only 140mm depth. MSI states on the official site that the provided 12VHPWR connector is set at 600W, which is way too high for an 850W unit. In fact, the high power connector is not set so high, but at 450W, which still, according to the ATX spec, is too high.
Because of the PSU’s compact dimensions, the largest compatible fan is restricted to 120mm in diameter. To keep noise output low and increase reliability simultaneously, MSI asked CWT, this unit’s OEM, to use a fluid dynamic bearing fan. This type of bearing has an increased lifetime under normal operating conditions, and it is less noisy than double ball bearings. Still, the latter are more tolerant to high operating temperatures.
|Total Max. Power (W)||850|