If Thor is energized, it could be an Asus power supply – Asus manufactures power supplies that are branded Thor. As also reported by PC Games Hardware, the group has announced new power supply units from the Thor series and in doing so also reveals a peculiarity that we will come to later.
Asus Thor PSU confirms PCIe 5.0 on RTX 3090 Ti
The new top model is called Asus ROG Thor Titanium and is classified as a 1600 watt model. The epithet “Titanium” stands for the very high efficiency that the power supply offers. Asus has also announced further models of the ROG Thor series, but “only” with the platinum classification, which is also very good and ranks above the gold label.
The Asus ROG Thor Platinum II power supplies will be available with 850, 1000 and 1200 watts of rated power. The new models are unlikely to be cheaper than the two currently available models in the first Thor Platinum series – prices of over 200 euros for the 850 watt version and over 300 euros for the 1200 watt version can therefore be expected.
The most important thing about the new models, however, is that they offer suitable connectors or at least adapters for the new PCIe 5.0 connection of graphics cards. Asus has confirmed with the PSU announcement, this will be used in the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which is expected in the spring.
Both the new Nvidia graphics card and the Thor Titanium power supply from Asus are of course only an option for very special scenarios – a normal gaming PC, even with a strong CPU and graphics card such as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT usually reaches a maximum of 500 watts under load, so that a 700 watt branded power supply is more than sufficient to absorb short power peaks.
We may learn more about the topic from Asus on November 3rd, because that day will hold Asus will host the “Wow The World” event at 4 p.m. German time.
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