FSP reveals its 2024 PC power supply roadmap: ATX 3.1 and 12v-2x6 standards arrive, alongside a new, simpler naming scheme

FSP Cannon Pro 2500W
FSP Cannon Pro 2500W (Image credit: Tom's Hardware)

FSP has revealted its power supply roadmap plans for 2024, anticipating the requirement to deploy updated power supplies following ATX 3.1 specifications and the all-new 12v-2x6 standard, which will replace the (still fairly new) 12VHPWR connectors. FSP displayed its new power supplies and PC cases at EHA 2023, covered by Geeknetic

The company has brought in updated features and a variety of options throughout its multiple ranges. This required the company to change its naming structure to differentiate its expanded product lines. This isn't different from what every power supply company does regularly.

FSP's Sub-Branding and Nomenculture

FSP starts with adding terminology to reflect the power supply's 80Plus rating, ranging between the 80PLUS White as W up to 80Plus Titanium as T. Essentially, all 80Plus ratings associated with a type of metal will be referred to in the PSU model with the first letter of those metals- Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium.

Furthermore, it will have three more nomenclatures to show the cabling system- D for non-modular, S for semi-modular and M for fully modular designs. Similarly, all entry-level PSUs will be called Vita, Advan is for mainstream, Dagger for High-End, and Mega for Performance. There's also a Special Edition nomenclature. Each PSU name will reflect certain paper specs for warranty, operation temperature, fan types, main capacitor, and other extra features as you climb its range. The Vita-G and Advan-G range power supplies will come with 10 year warranty period, while Vita-W and Vita-B will be for 5 years.

This should help FSP to have simpler understandable PSU names such as Vita BD for mainstream Bronze-rated non-modular power supplies, or Dagger PM for Platinum-rated power supplies with full modularity.

The Canon Pro 2500W Flagship

FSP Cannon Pro 2500W Features and provided modular cables

(Image credit: VIA Geeknetic)

There are many power supplies covered at EHA Tech 2023, but perhaps the most interesting is FSP's flagship power supply with the updated ATX standard and the 12v-2x6 connector, which is expected to be a much safer option than the 12VHPWR connector

FSP is spearheading this with is the FSP Canon Pro 2500W, which we first saw a few months ago at Computex 2023. It will have an 80 Plus Platinum 230V rating, with a fully modular design (Hence "PM" Nomenclature) and complies with ATX v3.1 standard. This is 500W more than its currently available model, with actual efficiency said to be at least 89% at 100% load by FSP during Computex 2023. But earlier, the Cannon Pro 2500w PSU was displayed with two 12VHPWR connectors which can be swapped to connect six PCIe connectors. In the newer variant, you get four 12V-2x6 Gen 5 connectors or three PCIe 6+2 cables.

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  • DougMcC
    What do you plug a 2500w PSU into? Even a 20A circuit only allows 2400? Is this only for datacenters?
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  • TJ Hooker
    DougMcC said:
    What do you plug a 2500w PSU into? Even a 20A circuit only allows 2400? Is this only for datacenters?
    If you live somewhere with 220v mains it's doable on a regular household circuit I think. Why anyone would ever need it is another question, maybe a high end workstation with a bunch of power hungry GPUs?
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  • umeng2002_2
    But why?
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  • torbjorn.lindgren
    DougMcC said:
    What do you plug a 2500w PSU into? Even a 20A circuit only allows 2400? Is this only for datacenters?
    Note the "80 Plus Platinum 230V" rating (which is harder than 120V Platinum) - usually up to 13A/3kW sustained on a 16A circuit (both US and EU/UK officially limit sustained to 80% of circuit rating).

    And to answer another quqestion: What is this inteded for - with four 12v-2x6 connector it's clearly intended for high-end "workstation" use, where it's semi-common to have multiple high-power GPUs. This doesn't work for games but almost all workstation loads that can run on GPU will scale to pretty much unlimited number of GPUs as long as the machine have enough CPU cores and PCIe lanes to drive them.

    And a Threadripper Pro or even regular Threadripper/Intel Xeon do have the cores and PCIe lanes to drive a LOT of GPUs in say something like GPU rendering. Certainly a lot more than "mere" 4 in most cases, how many makes sense is often more about thermal management and space than anything.

    And well, flagship models rarely makes sense for most people, this is no exception.
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