12/08/2022 at 3:41 p.m. by Norman Wittkopf – Asus has announced four new PC power supplies from the TUF Gaming series with 80 Plus Gold efficiency, which come with full ATX 3.0 compatibility.
Asus’ new TUF gaming power supplies are to be available with 750, 850, 1,000 and 1,200 watts in a fully modular connection design, with full support for the latest multi-rail standard with native 16-pin power cables for the current ATX 3.0 specification modern graphics cards should be offered. So far, as is well known, Geforce RTX 4090 or RTX 4080 with their 12VHPWR connection have been using it.
According to the manufacturer, in-house engineers have made TUF Gaming power supplies “better than ever,” with an improved 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating and “military-grade components,” including a protective coating on the circuit board to protect against short circuits caused by moisture and dust. The new 135 mm axial fan design with double ball bearings is said to increase air pressure “without the noise of typical premium fans”. Further key technical data can be found in the overview in the picture gallery below.
Guarantee, prices and availability
According to Asus, based on tests with extreme temperatures and vibrations, they are so convinced of the durability and longevity of the new TUF gaming power supplies that the warranty has been increased from six to ten years. The new models should be available immediately or in the course of December at recommended retail prices of 149.90 euros (750 watts), 179.90 euros (850 watts) and 224.90 euros (1,000 watts).
The three new TUF gaming power supplies are already listed in the PCGH price comparison, although retailers currently only carry the 850 watt version from around 190 euros, but it is not yet available. The 1,200-watt model, meanwhile, is not expected to follow until early next year at a price that has not yet been communicated.