ASUS Announces New ROG Thor High-End PSU lineup

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ASUS’ ROG brand has announced its foray into the world of high-end Power Supplies. The ROG Thor 1200W Platinum and ROG Thor 850W Platinum power supply units, which will add a new layer to the ROG brand. ASUS has said that the ROG Thor series is designed specifically for the enthusiasts who need a high-end PSU that packs advanced cooling, high-end components, and customizable lighting.

ASUS Launches New ROG Thor PSUs with an OLED display and Addressable RGBs

One of the most vital parts in a power supply is the quality of the component heatsinks which help in optimizing thermal efficiency. The ROG Thor 1200W Platinum features custom ROG heatsinks that boast 2X more surface area than standard designs, and the ROG Thor 850W is similarly equipped. Having larger heatsinks and other premium components means cooler operation under load, an extended lifespan for key components, and silent operation long after standard designs spin up their fans.

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The innards of the PSU series is based on Seasonic’s prime but optimized on components and heatsinks. When demanding games kick your system into high gear, a good PSU needs a well-designed fan to keep components cool without adding noise. The ROG Thor series PSUs are equipped with a patented 135mm Wing-blade fan design that can also be found on some high-end ASUS graphics cards. The design offers increased static pressure to cool components efficiently at lower RPMs than a traditional fan, and is certified IP5X dust-resistant to ensure a long lifespan. By engaging the rear-mounted 0dB switch, the Wing-blade fan can stop completely when temperatures are low. With 80 PLUS Platinum certification, 100% Japanese capacitors and other premium components, the ROG Thor series is designed to run ROG rigs quietly and efficiently for years. Below we will list the featureset.

  • Unique ROG heatsinks and dust-resistant, IP5X-certified Wing-blade fan offer extended component lifespan and 0dB operation
  • Certified 80 PLUS Platinum power delivery, with high-end Japanese capacitors and premium components
  • World’s first consumer PSU featuring integrated OLED Power Display for real-time power consumption monitoring
  • Addressable RGB LEDs for advanced customization and lighting control with Aura Sync-compatible ASUS ROG motherboards

ASUS has recently brought embedded displays to ROG motherboards, CPU coolers, and now to PSUs. ROG Thor is the first consumer PSU series to feature an integrated OLED Power Display that shows overall system power draw in real-time, so users can easily monitor how much power the system is pulling, without requiring resource-intensive software utilities.

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Modern enthusiast PCs are typically designed to show off the high-end components inside, as well as the builder’s customisation efforts. The ROG Thor series has been crafted to complement showpiece systems with an aesthetically pleasing design at every angle. Addressable RGB LEDs that light up the ROG logo on the front can be controlled through a compatible ASUS motherboard and Aura Sync software.

Premium sleeved cables and cable combs are included in the box so system builders can immediately create a stunning build.

My take on the PSU is that at this being a Seasonic Prime model, it should handle itself quite well. Although, the OLED panel seems like a bit much as does the RGBs, I will say the pricing on it seems pretty good, and if the 850W is as good, could be the high end PSU choice of many builders who want a themed build.

Specifications:

ROG Thor 1200P

  • Intel specification: ATX12V
  • Dimensions: 190 x 150 x 86mm
  • Efficiency: 80 Plus Platinum
  • Protection features: OPP/OVP/SCP/OCP/OTP
  • Hazardous materials: ROHS compliance
  • AC input range: 100-240V
  • RGB lighting: Asus Aura Sync compatible
  • DC output voltage: +3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, +5Vsb
  • Maximum load: 25A, 25A, 100A, 0.3A, 3A
  • Total output: 1200W
  • Connectors (including sleeved cables):
  • 1 x 24/20-pin ATX (MB)
  • 2 x 8/4-pin EPS (CPU)
  • 8 x 8/6-pin PCIe
  • 12 x SATA
  • 5 x 4-pin Molex (peripheral)
  • 1 x floppy
  • Sleeved cables:
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX (MB)
  • 4 x 6+2-pin PCIe
  • 2 x 4+4-pin EPS (CPU)

ROG Thor 850P

  • Intel specification: ATX12V
  • Dimensions: 160 x 150 x 86mm
  • Efficiency: 80 Plus Platinum
  • Protection features: OPP/OVP/SCP/OCP/OTP
  • Hazardous materials: ROHS compliance
  • AC input range: 100-240V
  • RGB lighting: Asus Aura Sync compatible
  • DC output voltage: +3.3V, +5V, +12V, -12V, +5Vsb
  • Maximum load: 20A, 20A, 71A, 3.6A, 15A
  • Total output: 852W
  • Connectors (including sleeved cables):
  • 1 x 24/20-pin ATX (MB)
  • 2 x 8/4-pin EPS (CPU)
  • 4 x 8/6-pin PCIe
  • 12 x SATA
  • 5 x 4-pin Molex (peripheral)
  • Floppy x1
  • Sleeved cables:
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX (MB)
  • 2 x 6+2-pin PCIe
  • 2 x 4+4-pin EPS (CPU)

Pricing And Availability

The ROG Thor 1200W Platinum and ROG Thor 850W Platinum will be available worldwide in late September. The 1200W model would cost roughly 250 USD/EUR. The 850W pricing has yet to be announced (and released).

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