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MSI Enters the Power Supply Market

MSI MPG A650GF

MSI MPG A850GF (Image credit: MSI)

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, A750GF and A850GF. 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. 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 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 

MPG A650GF
DC Output+5V +3.3V+12VMBPH+12VCPU+12VVGA4+12VVGA2-12V+5Vsb
DC Output20A20A25A25A35A35A0.3A2.5A
Total Power120W650W650W650W650W650W650W650W

MPG A750GF
DC Output+5V +3.3V+12VMBPH+12VCPU+12VVGA4+12VVGA2-12V+5Vsb
DC Output22A22A25A25A35A35A0.3A2.5A
Total Power120W750W750W850W750W750W750W750W

MPG A850GF
DC Output+5V +3.3V+12VMBPH+12VCPU+12VVGA4+12VVGA2-12V+5Vsb
DC Output22A22A25A25A40A40A0.3A2.5A
Total Power120W850W850W850W850W850W850W850W

Similar to rival high-end units competing among the best power supplies, 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.

  • maxamillionfeettall
    I wonder what the oem will be.....personally, I hope it's CWT.
    Reply
  • Phaaze88
    One more option... yay.
    I wonder why I'm not excited for this?
    Reply
  • logainofhades
    Phaaze88 said:
    One more option... yay.
    I wonder why I'm not excited for this?

    Because not many seem to be very happy, with MSI, as of late.
    Reply
  • spentshells
    maxamillionfeettall said:
    I wonder what the oem will be.....personally, I hope it's CWT.

    IDK it looks like coolermaster to me
    Reply
  • logainofhades
    spentshells said:
    IDK it looks like coolermaster to me

    Coolermaster doesn't make PSU's. They have OEM's do it for them, and slap their name on it.
    Reply
  • escksu
    maxamillionfeettall said:
    I wonder what the oem will be.....personally, I hope it's CWT.

    Cwt?? They arent even first tier.. i would take seasonic or superflower over cwt.
    Reply
  • escksu
    spentshells said:
    IDK it looks like coolermaster to me

    Not possible. Coolermaster doesnt manufacture psu.
    Reply
  • logainofhades
    escksu said:
    Cwt?? They arent even first tier.. i would take seasonic or superflower over cwt.

    CWT makes corsair's top models, but like any company, they can make good and not so good products.
    Reply
  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    I do wish TomsHardware would update their PSU manufacturers list, it's been over 7 years, and it is a very good reference when advising people of which brand of PSU to buy on a budget, and a good answer as to why their PSU blew up...

    TomsHardware's Who's Who in PSUs
    Reply
  • spentshells
    logainofhades said:
    Coolermaster doesn't make PSU's. They have OEM's do it for them, and slap their name on it.

    sam3 company
    Reply