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MSI prepares its new ATX 3.0 and PCIe 5.0 compatible MEG sources

We are all excited and worried about the next generation of graphics cards that will use PCIe 5.0 extensively. On the one hand, they promise us a great increase in performance, but with this their consumption skyrockets. Today, manufacturers like M: YESare gearing up to announce their new next-gen sources, like the series GEMthat meets the standard ATX 3.0 and interface PCIe 5.0these are the MEGs ai1300p/ai1000p PCIE5.

In just a few months, new graphics cards and their high consumption are already arriving, preparing us to increase the watts of our power supplies. But it’s not only that, but the fifth generation PCIe brings with it a totally different connector than the one we’ve seen so far. the new connector PCIe 5.0 He is 16 pinsseparating into 12 pins for connection and 4 pins additional to provide information.

PCIe 5.0 (12VHPWR) slot will provide up to 600W to power graphics cards

MSI MEG PCIe 5.0 12VHPWR 16 pin 600W

Thus, the main novelty of the new connector is to support a much higher number of watts than the current 8-pin PCIe connectors. We are talking about an improvement up to 4 times greater, going from 150W a 600W with a single cable, eliminating at first glance the need to use several. So we can get rid of the old 8-pin connectors and bet everything on this new cable, improving the air flow in our box.

A clear example are NVIDIA graphics cards and amd high-end, which have 2 or 3 of these connectors. Worse still, it is the case of NVIDIA RTX Founder’s Editionthat were launched with a cable PCIe Gen5 and adapters in case you don’t have a compatible source. Here we have already seen that they aggravated the aesthetic equipment, which is undesirable after spending a large amount of money on them.

Therefore, the natural evolution of the power supply industry is going to be towards this connector with up to 600W of power, and this leak reveals that MSI is already ready for what’s to come.

The new MSI MEG Ai1300P and Ai1000P PCIe 5.0 will support power peaks up to 3 times higher

MSI MEG Ai supports higher peak power

With every leak we see about next-gen graphics from NVIDIA and AMD, we see how much higher their consumption is than they are today. In addition to this, in the event that we have a power supply that meets the requirements, we may have a scare. And it is that, graphics cards have, sometimes, energy spikes where the standard consumption of it is exceeded.

These power spikes are fortunately of very short duration, usually a few milliseconds, but they are quite dangerous. For example, the TechPowerUp website shows maximum peaks of 567W for a MSI RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X Yes 619W for a AMD RX6900XT. A huge increase (in AMD’s case) since these give 511W Yes 304W, respectively. So don’t worry, the new MSI MEGs promise to protect you from power consumption spikes. GPUs until 3 times superiors.

With high-end GPUs, it’s best to use extra watts on your power supply to avoid scares.

NVIDIA AMD GPU power consumption peaks

Something fundamental, given the path the industry is taking, because if you don’t have enough power in your PSU and one of these spikes occurs, the PC will shut down or reboot. In the long term, probably protection against overcurrent can break down and you might have a bigger upset, so that’s something to consider. Finally, we will mention that they also come with support for MSI-GI (Gaming Intelligence), as well as the rest of the features:

  • monitor power state in real time: Through the MSI Centermonitors the percentage of energy supplied to the GPUs Yet the CPU and the total watts of the system.
  • Multi/single rail switch: you can switch between single track Yes Multi-Lane according to user needs.
  • fashion fan Intelligent: When the load is less than 55% where temperatures are lower 70 degreesthe fan will stop automatically (passive cooling).

Regarding the release date, we do not know anything and also, it is likely that they will release an even more powerful MEG power supply.

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