GIGABYTE Releases Aorus Branded Power Supplies: 80 Plus Gold, 750W/850W
GIGABYTE has announced a new line of power supplies under the Aorus premium branding unveiling the new P850W and P750W to the market. The two power supplies carry an 80 Plus Gold designation, a single +12V rail, fully modular cables, as well as a 135mm temperature-controlled 'smart' fan to keep the internals cool and noise to a minimum. GIGABYTE says the PSUs are geared towards gaming and overclocking, particularly those using multiple-GPUs.
The standard ATX size chassis of the units are both black with some of the Aorus branding on two sides in grey and the AORUS orange along with the full name of the device, the AP850GM (or AP750GM). Hiding the 135mm fan and letting air in the device is a large perforated vent with the Aorus logo in the middle hiding the fan hub. The rear of the power supply has a honeycomb pattern to it and will exhaust the warm air out the back. The back also contains the plug that goes to the wall as well as a simple on/off switch. The front of the chassis has all the ports to plug in the cables on the fully modular device. Each port is labeled in orange specifying what goes where. One thing we will not see is RGB lighting as these power supplies, surprisingly, do not include any.
The modular cables included are flat which should allow for better cable routing capabilities and should have enough length to reach the components in most builds. The 20+4 pin connector for the motherboard is 650mm in length while the longer of the two 4+4 pin cables for the CPU measures in at 800mm. The PCIe cables, four of them in total, measure 750mm with two of the cables sporting dual 6+2 pin connectors on one cable. Those same PCIe cables also include a capacitor at the end by the cable said to help reduce noise and ripple. The two SATA cables with six SATA plugs also include Molex adapters at the end which can help with minimizing wires by potentially not needing to use the peripheral cable just to get Molex plugs.
Internally, GIGABYTE says the P750W and P850W use a 135mm 2 ball bearing smart fan that uses a stop function. The fan speed is adjusted according to system load and will stop when the unit is idle or under low loads (20%) for quiet when needed. The 2 ball bearing system is said to provide a longer life with a durability listed at 50000 hours or 5 years. GIGABYTE also uses 100% Japanese capacitors with the life of the main capacitor listed at over 20 years (25C environment). The caps and other internals yields an 80 Plus Gold rated unit able to deliver 0% efficiency at 50% load. GIGABYTE says the OEM for these is a company named MEIC. It will be interesting to see how these fare in proper power supply tests, but seeing as how there is a 10-year warranty, GIGABYTE is standing tall behind the product.
The devices include several protection designs including OCP (Over Current Protection), OTP (Over Temperature), OVP (Over Voltage), OPP (Over Power), UVP (Under Voltage), and SCP (Short Circuit) to help ensure if something does go wrong that the issue remains isolated as to not further damage other components.
The GIGABYTE AORUS P750W and P850W both include a long 10-Year warranty (region dependent) with availability listed as “soon”. Pricing was not listed. Specifications for the 850W version is below, 750W values were not listed.
|GIGABYTE AORUS P850W|
|AC INPUT||100-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz|
|Connectors||1 x 24/20-pin motherboard connector (650mm)|
2 x 8/4-pin EPS/ATX12V connector (650mm/800mm)
4 x 8/6-pin PCIe connector (750mm)
2 x SATA connector (750mm/850mm)
1 x 4-pin Molex connector (750mm)
1 x Floppy (100mm adapter)
|Protections||OCP, OTP, OVP, OPP, UVP, SCP|
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