ASUS ROG at Computex 2018

Taming the power of Thor - An ROG PSU?

ASUS ROG at Computex 2018

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. 

ASUS ROG at Computex 2018

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.  

  ASUS reveals their ROG Thor series 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". 

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Most Recent Comments

06-06-2018, 12:37:44

Gotta admit the phone looks det. And I don't even really like phones.Quote

06-06-2018, 13:03:23

Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Gotta admit the phone looks det. And I don't even really like phones.

Aye, gotta see what the screen to bezel ratio and camera's are like. I would like to see a 256GB storage option though. I can't imagine what the price jump between 128GB and 512GB is going to be.

Jfc the thickness of the Ryujin block though! But I can't say I'm surprised with it housing a fan for the VRMsQuote

06-06-2018, 16:32:07

Interesting stuff. To answer Tom's questions:

Phone... I really like the looks. I don't care much about addons, and connectivity. It is a phone. What is the point of caring a suitcase of addons? At home you have PC. Why do you need docking station? You won't carry it around. Joypad thingy, and that dual screen is good if you are traveling.

For AiO i really like the "classical" shape. Fan to cool VRM... pointless. And the looks... You know what ASUS... too much exists. Don't overdo it.

PSU is amazing. I would really like that this type of fancy PSUs at least make PSU covers removable.

Case i don't like at all. I don't like writing all over it. And here also ASUS you are overdoing it. It is a gaming rig. It will get really hot. Don't put a slab of glass in the front. Design vents that work.

Have a nice time Tom. Quote

07-06-2018, 05:58:24

Gotta admit, I initially didn't like the looks of the Ryuo, but now I think it's glorious! You also have to appreciate the resolution of the mini display. I thought it'd be more of a pixel mush

Also kinda liking the phone. My contract is running out early next year, so I might consider that if the pricing is somewhere near the affordable mark. Let's just hope they get their energy management right or I can already see problems arising concerning broken batteries, that broke because the user attached and detached the gamepad/powerbank too often...

I don't really care much about the PSUs as they're a big overkill for me. Hopefully ASUS is bringin some 500W soon with all that fancy stuff.Quote

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