ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II power supply review

There comes a time when most manufacturers sometimes feel pressured to push the boat with a particular product. ASUS, however, I think it would be fair to say, tends to make this a parcel more than others. With the recent launch of their new ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II power supply, it’s not so much about pushing a boat as it is about a fully equipped cruise ship. – Created very specifically for avid gamers, the ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II is their latest flagship version of the PSU and comes with not only great features but also some of the most impressive aesthetics ever seen on a food !

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ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II

Offering 1,000 watts of output power, a fully modular cable design, and an efficiency rating of 80 Plus Platinum, the ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II is already looking to tick all the boxes that the discerning consumer should have. It’s also the very first consumer power supply to come out, out of the box, with a PCIe 5.0 power connector! – Yes, it’s 100% ready for the next leap forward in graphics card power!

Without a doubt, however, what will catch more casual looks the most is the hugely impressive design aesthetic. Not only is this probably one of the best looking power supplies ever, ASUS has also added ARGB lighting embellishments. However, by avoiding the pitfalls of excess, the ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II definitely seems to appeal to the avid gamer market. And, at least from what we can see in terms of features and presentation, it certainly looks well suited for this purpose.

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What does ASUS have to say?

“Back in full force, the second iteration of the ROG Thor 1000W Platinum uses cooling and component upgrades that make it the quietest power supply in its class *. And to complement the latest high-end ROG motherboards and bring that extra twist to beastly platforms, we’ve added a mirrored side panel that perfectly frames the OLED screen.

Just to clarify on the “OLED” screen, this is pictured below and what it basically does is list exactly how much power is being consumed. An exceptionally handy feature for those who need to know their limits, like, for example, overclockers.

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Characteristics

  • Lambda A ++ certification confirms that the last Thor wields threatening power with discretion.
  • ROG heatsinks cover critical components, providing lower temperatures and reduced noise.
  • A 135mm Axial-tech fan with PWM control offers less noise and controls thermals.
  • Built with 100% Japanese capacitors and other premium components to achieve 80 Plus Platinum certification.
  • OLED display monitors power consumption in real time.
  • Aura Sync Compatibility allows you to customize and synchronize lighting effects with other compatible hardware.
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Characteristics

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

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Connections

Featuring a fully modular design, the ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II comes with a plethora of cable connections which should make it more than suitable for even the most powerful gaming PC systems. This even includes, for what we believe to be the very first time, the new 12 pin PCIe 5.0 cable which not only makes it plug and play for all current Nvidia 30XX GPUs, but what is also set to represent the new GPU cabling standard moving forward. – Yes, they worked fine, but the old PCIe 6 + 2 ports are definitely on the way out.

Oh, and just in case 1000 watts of power isn’t enough, it also comes with an adapter to daisy-chain a second power supply. – Simply put, this power supply makes it easy for you and all of your components to cover!

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Alan A. Seibert