Back in 2018, Gigabyte introduced its first AORUS-branded power supplies with the AORUS P850W and P750W. The firm has, since then, consistently launched AORUS-branded desktop power supply units (PSUs) and today it is introducing perhaps its most interesting, and maybe somewhat bizarre, product in this segment.
This all-new SMPS model is called the AORUS P1200W, and the striking feature of this power supply is its LCD display which the PSU sports on its side so users can look at it through the case's tempered glass panel.
LCD displays on PSUs aren't new and manufacturers like Cooler Master and ASUS have made such things before. But the one on the new AORUS P1200W makes it the first of its kind because of what the LCD promises to be capable of.
Outside of monitoring the various specifications like current flow, power consumption, temperature, fan speed and such, the provided LCD screen can also display customized text, GIF files, and even MP4 videos. The lighting effects on the thing can also be adjusted using the RGB Fusion 2.0 software.
The screen also appears to be pretty big from the image and seems to be taking up a decent amount of space on the P1200W's side. Speaking of the size of the PSU, the P1200W measures 160mm long, 150mm wide, and 86mm high.
In terms of hardware, the new AORUS PSU is a modular 80+ Platinum unit that exhibits ~92% efficiency at typical loads. The P1200W appears to output around 100Amps of current on its +12V rail. For cooling the unit, a double ball bearing 140mm fan has been provided. And in the case of overload, the P1200W PSU features OVP/OPP/SCP/UVP/OCP/OTP protections.
The PSU sports all-black cables and the following connectors:
- ATX/MB 20+4 Pin x 1 : 610mm*1
- CPU/EPS 4+4 Pin x 2 : 650mm*2
- PCI-e 6+2 Pin x 10 : 650mm+150mm*4/650mm*2
- SATA x 16 : 650mm+150mm+150mm+150mm*4
- 4 Pin Peripheral x 6+4-Pin floppy x 2 : 600mm+120mm+120mm+150mm*2
You may find more details about the new AORUS P1200W here.