Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 850W PSU Review

 Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 850W PSU Review

 

A few weeks ago we had a look at the Dark Power Pro 10 550W power supply, a product with low maximum output but of stunning quality and performance. Although it was a great product, it definitely was not enough for the system of an advanced enthusiast or hardcore gamer. Be Quiet responded to this by sending the 850W version of the same unit in for review, the output of which makes it capable of powering multi-CPU and multi-GPU systems. Can it perform as well as the smaller version though? We will soon find out. 

A few weeks ago we had a look at the Dark Power Pro 10 550W power supply, a product with low maximum output but of stunning quality and performance. Although it was a great product, it definitely was not enough for the system of an advanced enthusiast or hardcore gamer. Be Quiet responded to this by sending the 850W version of the same unit in for review, the output of which makes it capable of powering multi-CPU and multi-GPU systems. Can it perform as well as the smaller version though? We will soon find out.

The Dark Power Pro 10 units are the high-end series of Be Quiet, a reputable German manufacturer. This series consist of six units, with their outputs ranging from 550W up to 1200W; however, only the units up to 850W are 80Plus Platinum certified. This also means that today we also have on our bench table the most powerful 80Plus Platinum certified Be Quiet has to offer at this point of time.

 Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 850W PSU Review

Manufacturer’s features and specifications

  • Virtually silent operation achieved through a broad array of meticulous optimizations, including use of be quiet!’s custom-designed 135mm SilentWings® fan
  • SilentWings fan features airflow-optimized fan blades, fluid dynamic bearing with copper core and high quality IC motor controller for the quietest possible operation
  • 80PLUS Platinum certification and up to 94% power conversion efficiency let you do more work with the same power and reduce your power bills
  • 850 Watts of continuous power provide deep power reserves for demanding computing applications
  • NVidia SLI and AMD CrossfireX multi-GPU certifications allow you to build intense Quad-GPU systems with utter confidence
  • Cable management with extra long cable reach simplifies component installation and reduces annoying clutter, increasing airflow and improving cooling in even the largest PC cases
  • Overclocking key allows switchover between quadruple independent +12V rail mode and high-performance single-rail operation
  • German product conception, design and quality control

 

Continuous power (W)

850

Peak power (W)

950

Form factor ATX 12VVersion

2.31

Form factor EPS 12VVersion

2.92

Modular cable management

Y

Special technology

LLC – DC/DC

Voltage (Vac)

100 – 240

Frequency (Hz)

50 – 60

Input current (A)

10 – 5

PFC

active

Power factor at 100% load

0.99

Compliant to Intel C6 mode

Y

Power consumption in standby (W)

0.325

Average life time (h / 25°C)

300.000

Operating temperature up to (°C)

40

12 V Rails (Multi-Rail operation)

4

12 V Single Rail operation

Y

Overclocking key

Y

Output

+3.3V (A)

25

+5V (A)

25

+12V1 (A)

30

+12V2 (A)

30

+12V3 (A)

45

+12V4 (A)

45

+12V5 (A)

-

+12V6 (A)

-

-12V (A)

0.5

+5Vsb (A)

3

Max. combined current 12V (A)

70

Max. combined power 12V (W)

840

Max. combined power 3,3V + 5V (W)

140

Hold-up time (ms)

21

 

 

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