Computex 2018: ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Platinum PSU
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 4, 2018 - 07:30 AM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: ROG, PSU, asus, 80 Plus Platinum, 1200W PSU, 1200w
ASUS ROG is also getting into power supplies. The ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Platinum PSU is the first from the company, which is based on a Seasonic design. As mentioned in the Ryuo water cooler announcement, ASUS created their own fan blades to increase airflow, and the Thor power supply uses them. Of course, it also has Aura Sync lighting, but it also has an OLED panel that states how much wattage is currently being drawn by your components – in real time.
One of the best parts of this announcement, however, is that ASUS ROG is protecting it with a ten-year warranty. While Corsair gives the same ten-year guarantee with their HX1200, ASUS at least matches what their competitor offers. This particularly makes sense for power supplies because they are likely to stick around from build to build. I mean, if it provides clean power at a certain wattage (which isn’t getting any higher for a desktop that plugs into a single, standard outlet) and it has very high efficiency, then there’s no real reason to change it up from build to build. It won’t “make your slower” or anything.
It will be available in the second half of this year, but pricing has not yet been announced. A 850W model has also been announced to be announced at a later date.