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THOR 850w platinum II power consumption

Level 7

Hello, I own a ROG THOR 850w platinum 80, the one with the oled screen to see how much power the pc is using. I have a doubt if the PSU is working correctly since it shows no more than 301watts power consumption. I have AMD ryzen 7 7800x3d, 64gb ram with leds, rtx 4080 with aura and using vr or 1440p monitor for gaming. My question is, is that normal being consuming so "little" since just the rtx 4080 should be consuming 450w at least?.


Customer Service Agent

Hi @ramiroquai78 ,

thank you for your question. 

Based on your issue, you can try reconnecting the power supply or restarting your computer to see if there are any changes.

Alternatively, you can also use GPU-Z to check the power consumption of your graphics card and verify if it matches the specifications.

Thank you.

Providing detailed device specifications (MB/CPU/GPU/PSU, etc.) and the respective driver versions, OS version, and BIOS version will help us analyze the issue more effectively.

Level 7

What’s the power draw at idle and when gaming? Just because the graphics card CAN take 400+ watts doesn’t mean it is using it. Also your monitor isn’t powered by the PSU. Get a 20 dollar watt reader if you’re questioning it. Should be close. 

it's about 120 to 170watts, I'd check again every single cable to be well connected to everything, for example, playing RDR2 it reaches 410watts and if paused it drops to 120-170watts (for the gpu not being working as paused?) DCS in VR is drawing up to 310watts.

Nothing is wrong with it then. That sounds completely normal. 

Level 7

The THOR 850W Platinum II is a high-efficiency power supply unit designed to handle the substantial power demands of modern gaming rigs. When paired with the best graphics card for 4K gaming , such as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, the THOR 850W Platinum II ensures stable and reliable power delivery, enabling these top-tier GPUs to perform optimally. Its platinum certification guarantees that it operates at high efficiency, reducing energy waste and keeping your system cool even under intense gaming loads. With this power supply, gamers can confidently push their systems to the limit, knowing they have the necessary power to support 4K gaming experiences without compromise.