ASUS gives away 16-pin PCIe 5.0 cables for its ROG Thor PSUs in China

ASUS China is giving away 16-pin PCIe 5.0 power cables for its ROG Thor, ROG Thor II PSUs... ready for 450-600W GPUs of the future.

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ASUS China is giving away some 16-pin PCIe 5.0 power cables for its enthusiast-grade ROG Thor PSU family.

ASUS gives away 16-pin PCIe 5.0 cables for its ROG Thor PSUs in China 04

If you don't have or won't be buying NVIDIA's new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card, the new 16-pin PCIe 5.0 power cable is kinda useless for now. But if you are... well, this cable is very useful. If you are buying a next-gen GPU when they roll around with NVIDIA's new Ada Lovelace GPUs and AMD's new RDNA 3 GPUs will rock some high TDPs.

But over in China, select retailers are giving away the 600W-ready 16-pin PCIe 5.0-ready power connector with its ROG Thor I 1200W and ROG Thor II 1000W PSUs. There are limitations on this, with reports that the PCIe 5.0 power cables are only bundled with ROG Thor/Thor II PSUs that were recently purchased.

We don't yet know if it's a single 16-pin to 16-pin PCIe 5.0 cable, or a 16-pin to 4 x 8-pin PCIe adapter... but 600W of power is right there on the image. I guess we'll have to wait and see...

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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