Aerodynamic grille. Gigabyte innovates ATX 3.x PSUs

Gigabyte Aorus Elite AEPM PG5 (Ice)

Gigabyte has new ATX PSUs. In regards to the Aorus Elite AEPM PG5, we can write about a higher-end PSU as they will be coming to stores with the 80 Plus Platinum efficiency certification. Meanwhile, the ATX 3.0 standard is supported, so a cable with a 16-pin connector designed for more powerful GeForce graphics cards will be included. Also notable is the sleeker-than-usual design of the grille in front of the fan.

Under the Gigabyte – Aorus Elite – brand, which is already well-established within other product categories, there will also be new ATX-format computer PSUs. At 140mm in length, these PSUs are among the shorter ones, and one of the eye-catching features is the rather unconventional but practical grille. Its structure is made up of concentric circles with differently wide openings. Naturally, the circles themselves get larger from the center towards the edges, but compared to other solutions, their spacing between each other also increases. It increases towards the edges, which is useful from the point of view of cooling efficiency. This is because the emphasis is on larger openings at the points where the air pressure is greatest.

The magnetic panel with the Aorus logo may also be visually appealing to some. The color of its neon print is supposed to change interestingly depending on the viewing angle.

Due to the 80 Plus Platinum rating, the efficiency of the PSU can be expected to be above standard, which puts it in the upper mid-range in this respect.

The operation of the 120 mm fan that cools the PSU is semi-passive. There’s supposed to be active cooling from 50% load upwards.

The power supply standard is ATX 3.0, and the 16-pin connector with PCIe 5.0 designation apparently refers to the use of the older 12VHPWR type as well (with longer sense pins than the newer
12V-2×6). It’s possible that this is due to using parts from older models, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as Gigabyte sets a low enough price, such as with the GP-UD850GM PG5(W) models last time around. However, we have no information on how much the latest Gigabyte PSUs will cost. You will find those out from Computex 24 at the earliest.

These PSUs will be available in two power variants, with a guaranteed sustained output of 850 W and 1000 W. There is only one 12-volt rail (single-rail), with 70.8 A, or 83.3 A (the higher power variant). All typical protections (OVP, OPP, SCP, UVP, OCP and OTP) are supported and there will be a choice of two “color” variants – black (AE850PM PG5 and AE1000PM PG5) and white (AE850PM PG5 Ice and AE1000PM PG5 Ice).

English translation and edit by Jozef Dudáš


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