Monday, August 10th 2020

ASUS Intros TUF Gaming Bronze Series PSUs

ASUS over the weekend introduced its TUF Gaming Bronze line of power supplies. The series aligns with ASUS's overall brand strategy for TUF Gaming - appealing for value-conscious serious gamers. The TUF Gaming Bronze series debuts with two mid-range Wattage options - 550 W and 650 W. ASUS has a few selling points up its sleeve in this heavily saturated market: firstly, the PSUs feature a double ball-bearing 135 mm Axial Tech fan (an ASUS innovation), which features impellers that are webbed toward the ends to guide all their airflow axially. The fans are controlled by a 0 dB idle fan-stop logic (the fan stays completely off below a 30% load/temperature threshold). The main PCB features surface treatment that protects it from wear over the years (against moisture and dust debris). The third innovation is a segment-first 6-year product warranty.

Under the hood, the ASUS TUF Gaming Bronze PSUs feature single +12 V rail designs, 80 Plus Bronze efficiency as the name suggests, and protection against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. Both models feature fixed, sleeved cabling. Both models offer a single 4+4 pin EPS, 24-pin ATX, five SATA power, and four Molex connectors. The 550 W model offers two 6+2 pin PCIe power, while the 650 W model offers four of these. The PSU measures 150 mm in length. The company didn't mention pricing.
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8 Comments on ASUS Intros TUF Gaming Bronze Series PSUs

#1
RAINFIRE333
Booo . . . to a single 4+4 pin EPS connector. Their Asus TUF Gaming X-570-Plus (Wifi) has 8+4 connectors. Another thing their high-end and 650W, IMHO, is barely acceptable if the person is planning on upgrading their GPU or Overclocking. My opinion only . . .
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#2
LTUGamer
TUF brand means more reliable products with higher pirce. However usually it is just marketing BS...

In this case, this TUF branded PSU have Teapo caps... I have nothing against Teapo caps, actually they have one of the best price and performance ratio. But for TUF brand it is the shame.

I believe that such PSUs like Corsair CX, Chieftec Polaris (excluding short warranty) or SilentiumPC Supremo FM2 will be much better choices. But lets wait for prices and reviews.
RAINFIRE333Booo . . . to a single 4+4 pin EPS connector. Their Asus TUF Gaming X-570-Plus (Wifi) has 8+4 connectors. Another thing their high-end and 650W, IMHO, is barely acceptable if the person is planning on upgrading their GPU or Overclocking. My opinion only . . .
I believe that single 4+4 EPS is the best option for this PSU.

Firstly it is a budget PSU. It shouldn't power system based on TUF X570 Plus motherboard. It is designed to be in system based on Ryzen 3/ 5 or Core i3/ i5 (non-K) CPUs and value/ mid end motherboards which have 8 pin connector . So it is pointless to add second EPS connector - almost in all systems it will be unused.

Secondly it is non modular PSU. If it would be fully modular PSU, second EPS connector would be only pointless feature. But if the second EPS connector would exist there would be problem to hide all unused cables. I think that it is disadvantage.

Non modular PSU + Mid end PSU = not used second EPS connector which must be somehow hidden.
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#3
sepheronx
RAINFIRE333Booo . . . to a single 4+4 pin EPS connector. Their Asus TUF Gaming X-570-Plus (Wifi) has 8+4 connectors. Another thing their high-end and 650W, IMHO, is barely acceptable if the person is planning on upgrading their GPU or Overclocking. My opinion only . . .
I believe that 4pin from recollection on the x570 motherboards are really for stability in overclocking or possibly a high end cpu on said motherboards. An ASUS x570-p has it but an Aorus Elite only has the single 8pin and after using both boards, the Elite worked just fine with a 3900x. So not necessary to have. Actually I don't think even the 3950X will have trouble from lack of the 4 pin as the 8pin is sufficient power.

Maybe someone can correct me on this.
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#4
Caring1
No modular means no buy for me.
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#5
ExcuseMeWtf
> The company didn't mention pricing.

Shame as this kind of makes or breaks it as the offering.
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Caring1
ExcuseMeWtf> The company didn't mention pricing.

Shame as this kind of makes or breaks it as the offering.
Tuf branding and no modular cables put this at the top of the cheap and nasty PSU range, the type you see on fleabay with outrageous power claims.
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ExcuseMeWtf
Caring1Tuf branding and no modular cables put this at the top of the cheap and nasty PSU range, the type you see on fleabay with outrageous power claims.
Eh, it has 80+ rating and DC-DC, so unless company pulled bait and switch or severely messed sth up in design, it should be able to do its rating power no problem unlike ebay cheapos. Of course we need tests to be sure of this.

It's still an entry level PSU by any means, so wouldn't expect anything better than, well, other entry level PSUs like Corsair CX or Cooler Master MWE V2.
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shaneoblaster
ExcuseMeWtfEh, it has 80+ rating and DC-DC, so unless company pulled bait and switch or severely messed sth up in design, it should be able to do its rating power no problem unlike ebay cheapos. Of course we need tests to be sure of this.

It's still an entry level PSU by any means, so wouldn't expect anything better than, well, other entry level PSUs like Corsair CX or Cooler Master MWE V2.
Does a 6 year warrranty sweeten the pot that's what is offered in Australia.
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