Gigabyte, this new 1200W power supply also integrates an LCD display

Gigabyte, this new 1200W power supply also integrates an LCD display


The well-known Taiwanese manufacturer Gigabyte has unveiled its new Aorus P1200W power supply, equipped with a color LCD screen that can display custom text, images, GIFs and even movies. However, this isn't the first time we've seen a power supply equipped with a display, such as the ROG Thor from ASUS (although in the latter case it was limited to showing only the power draw).

Credit : Gigabyte Unfortunately, Gigabyte hasn't released the exact size or resolution of the screen nor do we know what its refresh rate will be. In case the screen alone isn't flashy enough, the company has added a few RGB LEDs that can be controlled via the proprietary RGB Fusion 2.0 application.

Designed to compete with the best power supplies, The P1200W has all the features you'd expect to find in a high-end model: an 80-Plus Platinum rating, fully modular cables, 140mm fan, 15-7.5A input current, hold up time greater than 16ms, active PFC and Japanese capacitors.

Credit: Gigabyte The P1200W has one 24-pin and one 10-pin connector, two EPS-12v CPU connectors, six peripheral connectors and six connectors PCIe, plus, of course, the LCD screen. The power supply measures 150x160x86 mm, which allows it to adapt to most ATX cases. However, you will need to make sure that your chassis has a removable power supply cover to be able to see the screen, as most cases now come with covers that cover the entire bottom.

Unfortunately, Gigabyte has not revealed the price and release date of its Aorus P1200W at the moment, but it certainly won't be a cheap product.

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Gigabyte's 1200W Aorus power supply features an integrated LCD panel

In brief: Power supplies are a core component of every desktop build, but they generally aren’t all that stirring. Aside from amenities like modular cables, RGB lighting and high efficiency ratings, there’s not really much to get excited about. Gigabyte, however, wants to change that.

The company’s new Aorus P1200W 80+ Platinum modular power supply is an 80 PLUS certified unit (92 percent efficiency at 50 percent load) with a fully modular design that packs 100 percent Japanese capacitors, a single +12V rail and a 140mm smart double ball bearing cooling fan that can spin in reverse at high speeds to blow dust out the back of your computer.

It measures 86mm (3.39 inches) x 150mm (5.91 inches) x 160mm (6.30 inches) and will be backed by a 10-year warranty.

The unit’s standout feature, however, is a side-mounted color LCD screen that can display the health status of the power supply as well as “various texts, pictures, GIFs and MP4.” That’s right, the PSU can play video files.

Gigabyte was short on details, so we don’t yet know key specs like the screen's size or resolution, or even how much the PSU will cost or when it’ll be available. More importantly, will you be able to play Doom on it?