Monday, September 17th 2018

ASUS Announces the Premium ROG Thor PSU Lineup

ASUS ROG launched the ROG Thor 1200W Platinum and ROG Thor 850W Platinum power supply units, welcoming a new product category to the ROG family. The ROG Thor series is designed for enthusiasts who need a high-end PSU with advanced cooling, premium components, and customisable lightning.

In a PSU, component heatsinks are vital when 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.
Features
  • 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
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.

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.

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.

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 & 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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16 Comments on ASUS Announces the Premium ROG Thor PSU Lineup

#1
DeathtoGnomes
well since we cant open the PSU case without voiding warranty, I guess we'll have to take the "credible" ASUS's word for the larger heat sinks.

1200w for $250 USD is a great price.
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#4
cucker tarlson
all this stuff about rgb,no mention for the oem.....

sad.
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#5
DeathtoGnomes
"cucker tarlson said:
all this stuff about rgb,no mention for the oem.....

sad.
I remember a time when PSU were hidden, now they have to fit so the case's window can show it off too. Sad.
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#6
atomicus
The sleeves cables are interesting... keen to see what these look like. Presumably they'll just be black.
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#7
shilka
"cucker tarlson said:
all this stuff about rgb,no mention for the oem.....

sad.
OEM is Seasonic from what i recall as i saw a video about these from Computex

Edit: found that video i was talking about
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#8
Whilhelm
"cucker tarlson said:
all this stuff about rgb,no mention for the oem.....

sad.
From the article "The innards of the PSU series is based on Seasonic's prime, but optimized on components and heatsinks."
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#9
ncrs
"DeathtoGnomes said:
that does not mean much, they can void the RMA even without stickers.
In the EU for this to work the manufacturer has to prove what exactly broke when the customer opened the product. Since the cost of doing that is way higher than actually giving the customer a new unit I've yet to hear about such a case. I haven't seen a warranty sticker on consumer gear apart from the gaming consoles in a long time. This is both for hardware and software side so flashing a custom ROM to an Android phone doesn't void the warranty unless the manufacturer can prove actual damage by software.
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#11
DeathtoGnomes
"ncrs said:
In the EU for this to work the manufacturer has to prove what exactly broke when the customer opened the product. Since the cost of doing that is way higher than actually giving the customer a new unit I've yet to hear about such a case. I haven't seen a warranty sticker on consumer gear apart from the gaming consoles in a long time. This is both for hardware and software side so flashing a custom ROM to an Android phone doesn't void the warranty unless the manufacturer can prove actual damage by software.
here in the US there are no such policies.
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#13
Màӽìɱům Ćĥåɱøď™
I have no idea how to show off this beast because, most of the case manufactures going with the trend of "PSU Shroud" or else you have to modify the case.
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#14
Caring1
"Màӽìɱům Ćĥåɱøď™ said:
I have no idea how to show off this beast because, most of the case manufactures going with the trend of "PSU Shroud" or else you have to modify the case.
And most PSU shrouds have cut outs to show off the PSU, instead of hiding them like they are meant to.
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#15
bonehead123
Premium sleeved cables and cable combs are included in the box so system builders can immediately create a stunning build.
wow, so do you just order it with your choice of colored sleeves/combs to match the color scheme of your rig ? That would be great and probably a first, cause custom colored cables are fairly expensive, as I found out last year when looking for some for my current rig :D
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#16
coonbro
"DeathtoGnomes said:
well since we cant open the PSU case without voiding warranty, I guess we'll have to take the "credible" ASUS's word for the larger heat sinks.

1200w for $250 USD is a great price.
looked like the seasonic 1300w prime at egg is just 219 . 1200w evga supernova plat. at amazon just 180 . sad thing wheres are these prices on these kinda units as this when I need a PSU ? ...lol... my luck is I need it there 2x up in prices that day and no rebates
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