Hardwareluxx visited MSI to view the products the company has planned for next year. This has shown, among other things, that the manufacturer wants to provide more support for the ATX12vo standard. Not only are compatible motherboards for modern Intel and AMD processors discussed, a dedicated power supply is also mentioned. However, according to the company, these products are mainly aimed at system builders. So it remains to be seen whether they will also be available for purchase separately.
Atx12vo has been around for several years, but has struggled to gain popularity.
With this efficient standard, the DC-DC conversion from 12 volts to 3.3 and 5 volts is performed by the motherboard instead of the power supply. This makes it possible to replace the well-known 24-pin connector with a more compact 10-pin one. This connection can be assisted by additional plugs to connect equipment such as SATA storage. This specification makes simpler and therefore cheaper power supplies possible, although ATX12vo-compatible motherboards are more expensive.
In the course of 2024, MSI wants to release the Pro H610M 12VO for Intel LGA1700 CPUs, followed by the Pro B650 12VO Wifi for AMD am5 chips. So far, there are no motherboards for AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series that can handle atx12vo. MSI also doesn’t want to reveal much information about this model, other than the name and the fact that it is “expected soon”. The same applies to the MSI 12VO Psu, a power supply that is not entirely unexpectedly aimed at the relatively new standard.