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XPG Core Reactor II VE 850W power impressions

The release of the new PCI-SIG ATX 3.1 guidelines and the introduction of the more secure 12V-2×6 power connector design has prompted PSU manufacturers to update their recent products with newer versions. Because the new standard is compatible with existing designs, it takes little effort for manufacturers to provide a more secure and robust platform that ensures a stable power supply to your PCs while addressing issues such as large power variations, spikes and, most importantly, security of some of the problems encountered with previous designs using 16-pin connectors. As such, XPG has rolled out its new Core Reactor II VE series.

XPG Core Reactor II VE 850W 80 Plus Gold PSU Specifications

The unit we have with us today is the ADATA XPG Core Reactor II VE 850W, an 80 Plus Gold rated PSU that delivers up to 87% efficiency at full load. It also comes in a fully modular design and is both Cybernetics LAMBDA/ETA certified with Platinum and A- ratings respectively. The maximum power output of the PSU is a maximum of 235% of the rated power of the PSU for 100us (1997W).

According to the specifications, the XPG Core Reactor II VE 850W 80 Plus Gold PSU offers a maximum DC output of 850 Watts and an active PFC. The PSU is fully compliant with Intel C6 and C7 power states and has an operating temperature of up to 40ºC, while the Japanese bulk capacitors are rated at up to 450V and 105ºC. The PSU is fully IEC/EN 62638 certified. The whole weighs 1.45 kg.

Some of the security features you get on the XPG Core Reactor II ATX 3.0 Series PSUs include:

  • Overcurrent Protection (OCP)
  • Overvoltage protection (OVP)
  • Undervoltage protection (UVP)
  • Overcurrent protection (OPP)
  • Short-circuit protection (SCP)
  • Overtemperature protection (OTP)
  • Non-taxed company (NLO)
  • Overvoltage and inrush protection (SIP)
Fashion model CORE REACTOR II VE modular power supply
Rated output power 850W
Form factor ATX
80 PLUS certification GOLD
Input voltage 100-240V; 200-240V
Input stream
Input frequency
PFC 0.99
Efficiency 87%
Type of fan FDB fan, 120 mm
Dimensions (L x W x H)
Protection OCP, OVP, OPP, SCP, OTP

Cooling is provided by a top-mounted semi-fanless FDB 120mm fan. The fan itself is a non-PWM and fluid dynamic bearing design. XPG ships its Core Reactor II VE series PSUs with a 7-year warranty and is currently offered at a price of $119, which is $20 more than the standard ATX 3.0 offering.

Some key features of the XPG Core Reactor II VE Series include:

  • ATX 3.1 compatible
  • 12V-2×6 connector
  • DC-DC circuit design
  • Low ripple noise design
  • >15 ms delay time
  • 8 Industrial protections
  • 140mm length
  • 135mm fluid dynamic bearing fan (FDB).
  • Completely modular cabling design

XPG Core Reactor II VE 850W 80 Plus Gold PSU unpacking and close-up

The XPG Core Reactor II VE comes in a large red colored packaging with an image of the PSU on the front along with XPG’s brand ambassador, Mera (an anime character).

The back also offers a list of features that we described above. You can see the different cables and connectors that come with the package along with their specifications.