FSP released the HV PRO 85+ series is the successor to the HV PRO Series, designed to be more compatible with the latest Intel and AMD platform. We managed to get our hands on the HV PRO 85+ 650W this time for a quick look, so let’s get on with it and see what can we expect from the improved HV PRO 85+ series power supply.

Specifications

Learn more: https://www.fsplifestyle.com/en/product/HVPROBR650W.html

Model FSP550-51AAC, FSP650-51AAC
Rated Output Power 550W, 650W
Form Factor ATX
80 PLUS Certification 230V EU Bronze
Input Voltage 200-240V
Input Current 5A
Input Frequency 50-60Hz
PFC Active PFC
Efficiency 88%
Fan Type 120mm Sleeve Bearing Fan
Dimensions (LxWxH) 150 x 140 x 86mm
Operation 100,000 Hours
Protection OCP, OVP, OPP, SCP

Unboxing

Compared to the 80 PLUS Gold or higher rated models, FSP kept the packaging for its HV PRO 85+ series simple, really simple. You get an environmentally friendly box without fancy colors, but the crucial information such as the output, features, and connectors available can still be found around the box without being amiss.

Inside the box, you’ll find the user guide booklet, some screws, a power cord, and of course, the power supply unit. FSP did wrap the power supply unit properly, of course, we just took off the plastic cover for the photos.

The HV PRO 85+ 650W

Design-wise, the HV PRO 85+ 650W is exactly what you’d expect from a standard ATX power supply nowadays – an all-black exterior and cables, 120mm fan, and honeycomb grill for exhaust. The cables might not be sleeved like some but this actually makes cable routing or management easier compared to the thick fat bundle sleeve that we used to see on older power supplies.

As for the connectors, it has all of the essentials such as the 24-pin ATX,  4+4-pin EPS, 6+2-pin PCIe, SATA power, 4-pin MOLEX, etc, almost everything a standard system will need. Although there is only one dedicated PCIe power cable on the HV PRO 85+ 650W, it’s still plenty enough to power up a Radeon RX 6700 XT or GeForce RTX 3060 Ti without any issue.

User Experience

We’re using the following setup to put the HV PRO 85+ 650W to the test, a quick and simple test I’d say, to see if it can handle the latest 12th gen Intel Core processor and a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.

CPU Intel Core i9-12900K
Motherboard MSI MEG Z690I UNIFY
Memory V-Color Manta XPrism DDR5-6000
Graphics Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC 8G / GeForce RTX 3070
Power Supply FSP HV PRO 85+ 650W
Primary Storage CORSAIR Force MP600 Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
Secondary Storage WD Black 6TB HDD
CPU Cooler Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 FLUX
Chassis Streacom BC1 Open Benchtable
Operating System Windows 11 64bit

For the simple stress test, we are using the FurMark GPU stress test tool, ROG RealBench, and Cinebench R23, and have each of the tests running for a minimum of 1 hour. From these tests, the highest system power draw observed is at about 468W. which is still within what the HV PRO 85+ 650W 650W can deliver according to the specifications. No signs of power failure throughout the tests so far and in fact, the power supply still runs cool and the fan is barely audible even at the close range.  

Power draw on games benchmark is similar to what we’ve observed in the stress test and we actually manage to get the system running with a GeForce RTX 3070 without any issue. The highest system power draw observed using the GeForce RTX 3070 is at about 496W, slightly higher than the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti but it’s still something the HV PRO 85+ 650W can handle. 

First Impression

The FSP HV PRO 85+ 650W is what I’d expect for a decent power supply that can really deliver, especially for a mid-range system like the one we have for the test. While our Intel Core i9-12900K and GeForce RTX 3070 combo are not exactly what a mid-range system will usually have, it’s actually capable enough to handle our test system without any issue, both gaming and stress test utilities. So as long as the parts you’re using for your system are similar to or less than what we’re using for the test system, it’s safe to say that the FSP HV PRO 85+ 650W will do just fine.

Power aside, the cables are probably another noteworthy highlight of the FSP HV PRO 85+ 650W. As the cables are mostly flat, cable management and closing of the motherboard tray side panel is guaranteed to be much easier to deal with as compared to the traditional bundled sleeve design. This is especially useful for PC cases with tempered glass panels, reducing the chance of shattering due to excessive pressure caused by the crumpled-up cables at the back panels.

All in all, there’s nothing to complain about the FSP HV PRO 85+ 650W so far and for the price of RM 219, I’d say it’s a decent power supply for a budget-oriented build. 

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