ROG's SFX-L Loki Power Supplies will deliver up to 1200 watts to compact PCs
ASUS' latest ROG PSUs are ready for next-generation GPUs
Published: 6th January 2022 | Source: ASUS ROG |
ASUS is delivering more watts to Mini-ITX systems with their new Loki lineup of ROG PSUs
At CES 2022, ASUS has confirmed that their Republic of Gamers (ROG) division is moving deeper into the realms of power supplies, confirming that they plan to launch new SFX-L PSUs this year that will deliver up to 1200 watts of power to compact gaming systems.
Following the launch of their full-sized ATX ROG Thor series PSUs, ASUS has revealed their new SFX-L Loki series of 80+ Platinum rated power supplies, which will be available this year with 750W, 850W, and 1000W models. Alongside these models, ASUS will also launch an 1200W 80+ Titanium rated ROG Loki power supply, promising even higher levels of power efficiency.
Modern high-end graphics cards are using more power than ever, and that is increasing the power requirements of small form factor gaming systems. This is creating a need for higher wattage SFX power supplies, and ASUS' ROG Loki series is designed to meet the world's demand for high wattage SFX PSUs. Note, that ROG's Loki series is SFX-L, not SFX, making these PSUs longer than standard SFX series PSUs. This longer form factor allows ASUS to fit more components inside their Loki series, use larger fans, and provide higher maximum power levels. Most SFX cases support SFX-L PSUs, making this design feature a non-factor for many users.
Next-Generation GPU support
To support the next-generation of graphics cards, ASUS' ROG Loki series of PSUs support the PCIe 5.0 16-pin power connector standard, which can deliver up to 600 watts of power to compatible graphics cards. This connector is expected to be used with future high-end graphics cards, as they are expected to require much more power than their predecessors.
Cooling ASUS' ROG Loki power supplies is an RGB-enabled 120mm fan that uses ASUS' Axial-tech technology to deliver higher levels of static pressure than standard PSU fans. The unit's fan is Aura Sync compatible, allowing users to match the PSU's lighting with the rest of their system, or turn off its lighting entirely.
ASUS plans to launch their SFX-L ROG Loki series of PSUs this year with a 10-year manufacturers warranty. However, ASUS has made it clear that their 10-year warranty covers their PSU electronics, not the unit's RGB lighting. The Loki series' RGB LEDs will be covered by a shorted three-year warranty.