If you thought you would never see MSI and power supply in the same sentence, then think again. MSI this week unveiled its venture into the power supply market with its new MPG GF Series product line.
Currently, MSI has three MPG GF units up its sleeve: the A650GF (opens in new tab), A750GF (opens in new tab) and A850GF (opens in new tab). As the model names imply, they come with capacities of 650W, 750W and 850W, respectively.
According to the manufacturer, the power supplies support Nvidia's latest graphics cards, so hopefully they'll support Nvidia's next-gen Ampere cards and the new 12-pin PCIe power connector (opens in new tab). If MSI's statement is accurate, then 650W should be the minimum capacity recommended for Ampere.
The MPG GF Series features a flexible power distribution to the CPU (opens in new tab) and graphics card. In one scenario, the power supply allows you to spread the juice across three 8-pin GPU connectors and two 8-pin CPU connectors. In another scenario, you can distribute the workload over four 8-pin GPU connectors and a single 8-pin CPU connector.
MSI Power Supply Specs
Similar to rival high-end units competing among the best power supplies (opens in new tab), the MPG GF Series pridefully sport the 80 PLUS Gold certification that's complemented with features, such as an active PFC design, LLC Half Bridge Topology with DC-DC module and 100% Japanese 105 degrees Celsius capacitors. The typical list of protections include OVP, OCP, OPP, OTP, SCP and UVP.
The MPG GF Series comes with a fully modular design and flat cables to facilitate cable management and reduce cable clutter inside your case. The modular panel looks pretty standard. It houses four 6-pin connectors for SATA devices and peripherals, four 8-pin connectors for graphics cards, two 8-pin connectors for the processor and a combination of a 18-pin and 10-pin connectors for the 24-pin ATX cable that goes to the motherboard.
MSI backs the MPG GF Series with a limited 10-year warranty. The company didn't mention when the power supplies will be available to the public or how much they will cost.