ASUS ROG at Computex 2018
Published: 6th June 2018 | Source: ASUS ROG | Price: |
Taming the power of Thor - An ROG PSU?
One of ROG's first major announcements at Computex was the introduction of their new Thor Platinum Power Supply, the brand's first entry into the PSU market.
ASUS plans to enter the PSU market with shock and awe, claiming the title of God of Thunder while claiming that their power supply is 20% cooler than their competition, and yes we mean cooler in the thermal sense. ROG has gone all in on the Thor joke, attaching some of their display units to the top of a handle to create an RGB illuminated interpretation of Mjolnir.
The Thor Platinum is designed to offer users 80+ Platinum-grade efficiency, a full 10-year warranty, full modularity and support for both ASUS' Aura Sync lighting technology. The PSU also ships with an OLED power readout display, which monitors power use and displays it on the side of the unit. The ROG Thor is not a PUS that you will want to cover with a shroud.
The power supply will ship with 1200W of available power, offering users more than enough thunder for any modern gaming setup, even those that make use of multiple graphics cards. The unit will also be cooled using an IP5X-certified 135mm wing blade fan and a 0dB cooling mode.
Each of the RGB LEDs on this unit is individually addressable using ASUS' Aura app, allowing system lighting to be adjusted to suit the user's preferences. Sadly, ASUS' side mounted OLED screen cannot be adjusted to offer anything aside from a PSU power readout, making it less customisable than ASUS' new ROG Ryujin and Ryuo AIO liquid cooler.
As you can see in the image below, we can see that ASUS has taken the cooling of their Thor series power supply seriously, with ASUS claiming that ROG Thor runs cooler than competing 1200W units, helping ASUS achieve increase longevity for their components. This attention to detail is one of the reasons why ASUS can offer a full 10-year warranty with their first ever high-end power supply.
At this time ASUS has not revealed the pricing or release date of their 1200W 80+ Platinum Thor Power Supply. ASUS' Republic of Gamers UK team as said that UK gamers could expect to see everything announced at their Computex press conference "soon".