Power Supplies

ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II Power Supply Review

There comes a time with most manufacturers that they occasionally feel compelled to push the boat out with a particular product. ASUS, however, I think it would be fair to say, tend to do this a lot more than others. With the recent launch of their new ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II power supply, this isn’t so much of pushing a boat out though as a fully decked out cruise ship. – Created very specifically with enthusiast gamers in mind, the ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II is their latest flagship PSU release and comes absolutely packed with not only excellent features but some of the most impressive aesthetics ever seen on a power supply!

ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II

Offering 1000 watts of power output, a fully modular cable design, and an 80-Plus Platinum efficiency rating, the ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II already looks to tick all of the boxes the savvy consumer should have. This is also the very first consumer PSU to come, out of the box, with a PCIe 5.0 power connector! – Yes, this is 100% ready for the next leap forward in powering graphics cards!

Without a doubt, however, what will mostly catch the more casual eye is the hugely impressive aesthetics of the design. Not only is this quite possibly one of the best-looking power supplies ever released, but ASUS has also thrown in some ARGB lighting embellishments. However, avoiding the pitfalls of going overboard, the ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II definitely looks to be catering to the enthusiast gamer market. And, at least on what we can see in terms of its features and presentation, it certainly seems well geared to that purpose.

What Does ASUS Have to Say?

“Back with a vengeance, the second iteration of the ROG Thor 1000W Platinum wields cooling and component upgrades that make it the quietest PSU in its class*. And to compliment the latest high-end ROG motherboards and bring additional flair to beastly rigs, we’ve added a mirrored side panel that neatly frames the OLED display.”

Just to clarify on the ‘OLED’ display, this is pictured below and what this essentially does is list exactly how much power is being drawn. An exceptionally handy feature for those who need to know what their limits are, such as, merely for example, overclockers.

Features

  • Lambda A++ Certification confirms the latest Thor wields menacing power in absolute stealth.
  • ROG heatsinks cover critical components, delivering lower temperatures and reduced noise.
  • A 135mm Axial-tech fan with PWM control delivers lower noise and keeps thermals in check.
  • Built with 100% Japanese capacitors and other premium components to achieve 80 Plus Platinum Certification.
  • OLED display monitors power draw in real time.
  • Aura Sync compatibility lets you customize and sync lighting effects with other compatible hardware.

Specifications

For more detailed specifications, please visit the official product page via the link here!

Connections

Coming as a fully modular design, the ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II comes with masses of cable connections that should make it more than suitable for even the most potent of gaming PC systems. This even includes, for what we believe is the first time ever, the new 12-pin PCIe 5.0 cable that not only makes it ready out of the box for all current Nvidia 30XX GPUs but what is also set the represent the new GPU cabling standard moving forward. – Yes, they had a good run, but the old 6+2 PCIe ports are definitely on the way out.

Oh, and just in case 1000 watts of power isn’t enough, this also comes supplied with an adaptor to daisy chain a second power supply. – Put simply, this power supply has you, and all your components, easily covered!

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