MSI presents the first power supply with ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0

With the MEG Ai1300P PCIE5, MSI has presented the world’s first power supply unit in the ATX 3.0 standard with PCIe 5.0.

With the MEG Ai1300P PCIE5, manufacturer MSI has presented the world’s first PC power supply, with which buyers are prepared for the new ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 standards. Power supplies that comply with the Intel standard ATX 3.0 should work more efficiently and reliably. They also provide graphics cards with up to 600 watts of power. This is also where the primary reason for the new standard can be found: ever more power-hungry graphics cards that have to be reliably supplied with energy. The power supplies should also waste less energy when idling. The innovations are rounded off by a new power connection.

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Thick connector for fast graphics cards

The PCIe 5.0 12VHPWR connection has 12+4 pins instead of the previously used connectors with six or eight contacts. This new connection is often implemented on old devices using an appropriate adapter that bundles three or four 8-pin connections in order to be able to provide the graphics card with up to 600 watts. The problem here is that graphics cards can briefly access three times the performance specified by the manufacturer. Similarly, a 600-watt graphics card could request up to 1,800 watts from the power supply for a period of 100 microseconds. The new MSI power supply is also prepared for these situations.

1,300 watts for all components

There are also six PCIe connectors, four connectors for SATA drives and two eight-pin connectors for the CPU. Overall, the MEG Ai1300P PCIE5 power supply from MSI offers an output of 1,300 watts. Manufacturer MSI has not yet announced prices and the start of sales for the PSU.

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