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MSI's first PSUs are designed for next gen GeForce graphics cards

by Mark Tyson on 27 August 2020, 11:11

Tags: MSI, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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MSI has entered the PC PSU market with its first lineup dubbed the MPG GF series power supplies. That would probably be newsworthy on its own merit but MSI has added a tasty slice of ham on top by specifically claiming that this PSU trio are designed to support the latest Nvidia GeForce graphics cards. Thus we can pretty safely assume the 'GF' in MSI MPG GF series power supplies is short for GeForce.

In brief, the MSI MPG GF series power supplies are fully modular 80 Plus Gold PSUs which use Japanese capacitors, come with flat cables and are sold with 10 year warranties. With GPUs in mind, MSI highlights the modular connectivity options and across the models offered you can choose a PSU with "VGA port up to 3x 8-pin and CPU port up to 2x 8-pin / VGA 4x 8-pin and CPU 1x 8-pin". You can see the difference in the image below.

The PSUs look pretty ordinary but you might be attracted to them to accompany other MSI kit in your system rather than some particular claimed GPU compatibility. At the time of writing the individual product pages for the MPG A650GF, MPG A750GF and MPG A850GF don't seem to be fully formed, with some sub-links lead to 404 errors for example. However we can see all the PSUs share the following highlights:

  • Supports the latest Nvidia graphics card
  • Full modular cable design
  • Flat cable equipment
  • 10-year warranty
  • 80 Plus Gold certified for high efficiency
  • 100% all Japanese 105oC capacitor
  • Active PFC design
  • Industrial level protection with OVP,OCP,OPP,OTP, SCP,UVP
  • LLC Half Bridge Topology with DC-DC module design

Among the modular cabling supplied, these are all flat cables for potentially improved airflow remember, MSI plans to bundle a 12-pin Micro-Fit 3.0 power adapter, which would allow direct use with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Founder Edition graphics cards, reports WCCFTech. I'm surprised this cabling provision is left up to PSU makers to provide and isn't in the GPU box but it is better having too many cables in your spares drawer than not enough.

MSI is expected to release these new PSUs shortly but we don't have pricing at hand today.



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Supports the latest Nvidia graphics card

Where's the 10 pin PEG power connector then? Given that Ampere is coming shortly and the PSU isn't out yet!
The FE edition has a 3x8 pin to 12-pin NV adapter. Notice that the psu has 3x8 pin on it ;)
Am I the only one who doesn't see a difference except for the bounding boxes?
siu99spj
Am I the only one who doesn't see a difference except for the bounding boxes?
You're not alone, the comparison images look the same to me too (outside of the coloured boxes), you can even read the text if you look…
LSG501
You're not alone, the comparison images look the same to me too (outside of the coloured boxes), you can even read the text if you look…

Aren't they saying that with the PSUs, that one socket can be used for EITHER a CPU power or a GPU power lead - your choice. Therefore the PSU is the same, you can just choose to stick different leads in……