Computex 2007 – Day 2 Show CoverageThu, Jun 07, 2007 - 12:00 PM
In news other than motherboards, Gigabyte was happy to announce that they are entering the power supply market (as if the power supply market wasn’t already full enough).
One of the power supplies that they highlighted was named the ODIN GT 800W, which actually looked really good with nice copper internal heat sinks and blue LED lights around the cooling fan. The Gigabyte Odin PSU-series provides power users with Power Tuner, a smart control software that allows users to control the power supply system through the Microsoft Windows OS. Power Tuner consists of 3 control systems: Power Control system displays wattage, voltage and ampere readings and can also adjust the voltage to stabilize voltage input; Thermal control system controls the fan speed; Security alarm system can set up different alarm conditions to warn users about the PC system situation. The software utility is bundled with just the GT versions and was very simple to use.
Taking a closer look at the specifications on the 800W ODIN GT power supply we find that it is in the 80 Plus club for efficiency and that is uses all Japanese capacitors. Odin PSU series will be available in 800W, 680W and 550W models.
The flagship of the Gigabyte power supply series is the 1200W THOR, which is a monster of a power supply according to Gigabyte. As you can tell in the picture above the 1200W THOR PSU is a bit longer than the 800W Odin, still uses the same large 40mm fan.
For those interested in who is making the power supplies the UL number on both the 1200W THOR and 800W ODIN power supplies was E161451, which means that they are built by Channel Well Technology Company Ltd.