Sunday, August 1st 2021

GIGABYTE Intros AORUS P-series Power Supplies with In-built Color Display

GIGABYTE introduced its flagship power supply lineup, the AORUS P-series. Completing your collection of AORUS-branded motherboards, graphics card, memory, SSD, and cooler, the P-series is debuting with a 1200 W model, the AORUS P1200W, and its star attraction has nothing to do with power. The P1200W features a 4-inch true-color LCD display that puts out real-time power stats (input voltage, power-draw, temperature, etc.,) but can interface with software over USB (an internal USB header), and can be made to display just about anything.

As a PSU, the AORUS P1200W features a single +12 V rail design, 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, APFC, DC-to-DC switching, fully modular cabling, 100% Japanese capacitor design, and most common electrical protections. The unit is cooled by a 140 mm double ball bearing fan that stays completely off under 240 W load, maintains 20% speed up to 720 W, and only ramps up beyond that. Connectors include a 24-pin ATX, two 4+4 pin EPS, ten 6+2 pin PCIe, sixteen SATA power, and four Molex. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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14 Comments on GIGABYTE Intros AORUS P-series Power Supplies with In-built Color Display

#1
Camm
As much as I want to call this the dumbest thing I've ever seen, for cases where the GPU isn't shrouded and has a glass side, this might be aesthetically useful for some.

That being said, I know how shit Gigabytes software is, good luck trying to get something to reliably display on that other than its built in stats.
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#3
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
CammAs much as I want to call this the dumbest thing I've ever seen, for cases where the GPU isn't shrouded and has a glass side, this might be aesthetically useful for some.

That being said, I know how shit Gigabytes software is, good luck trying to get something to reliably display on that other than its built in stats.
GA rep for psus has been gutter rubbish dumpster fires. Who is the oem of these psus?
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#4
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
Be smarter to make a case with a PSU shroud and build the screen there...
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#5
watzupken
Will the LCD screen warn us that the PSU is going to explode? Gigabyte is infamous for their exploding PSU. :laugh:
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#6
Gmr_Chick
I saw this news over at Tom's Hardware a couple days ago and had a good laugh. And then the next thought that came to me was, "I can't wait to see this over at TPU and read the comments," :roll:
watzupkenWill the LCD screen warn us that the PSU is going to explode? Gigabyte is infamous for their exploding PSU. :laugh:
I laughed for a whole minute over this one in particular ^ :D
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#7
Synthwave
eidairaman1GA rep for psus has been gutter rubbish dumpster fires. Who is the oem of these psus?
Nah, it has (had?) some models with FSP internals and they are (were?) pretty good while being cheap. Had a 460 W PSU like that from them which worked through 3 years 24/7 without a hinch, then sold it, and it's still flawless a for the guy, despite the unit being 7 years old. You just have to look into what you buy.
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#8
CheapMeat
I'm going to replace and sell my ROG THOR for this instead.
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#9
SiJiL
Gigabyte really need to stop putting "Team up. Fight on" on all their Aorus stuff - it just ruins it.
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#10
MentalAcetylide
But is the display G-sync? I want to be able to game on it with at least 120Hz refresh! :(

Not sure what their reasoning was for it beyond just being an aesthetics gimmick. Makes more sense to just have the data displayed on your monitor using software.
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#11
Selaya
watzupkenWill the LCD screen warn us that the PSU is going to explode? Gigabyte is infamous for their exploding PSU. :laugh:
Now we can have OSD fireworks accompany the actual ones! :roll:
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#12
Gmr_Chick
MentalAcetylideBut is the display G-sync? I want to be able to game on it with at least 120Hz refresh! :(

Not sure what their reasoning was for it beyond just being an aesthetics gimmick. Makes more sense to just have the data displayed on your monitor using software.
Just more useless "gamer" shit that adds to the overall cost of the product without providing any actual use besides "aesthetic". Don't get me wrong, I'm all for aesthetics, but this stupid screen doesn't do anything that a quick glance at your monitor (HWInfo, etc.) doesn't already do.
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#13
watzupken
Gmr_ChickJust more useless "gamer" shit that adds to the overall cost of the product without providing any actual use besides "aesthetic". Don't get me wrong, I'm all for aesthetics, but this stupid screen doesn't do anything that a quick glance at your monitor (HWInfo, etc.) doesn't already do.
I agree its all "gamer" gimmick. I feel this is case of information overload. You have screens on GPU, water block, PSU, and a monitor or 2. The worst part about all these extra screens on peripherals is that you need to install a bunch of wires, and software to control them. I don't know what sorts of information can be displayed on the screen on a PSU, but what are the odds of someone looking at the number when gaming? All these individual screen here and there are a regression instead of being more sophisticated and looking at 1 display for all the information.
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#14
R-T-B
I mean... on one hand this is their flagship PSU. I'd be VERY surprised if this one was anything less than good.

On the other hand given recent press, the memes write themselves...
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