Earlier reports and leaks, as well as pictures of the new power cable strongly indicated that NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce RTX Ampere cards would be immensely power-hungry, despite being built on the 7nm process. We honestly wouldn’t expect less if reports of a 50 percent performance lead over the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti hold water.
However, it appears that OEMs have started moving to capitalize on this situation. MSI recently announced a new NVIDIA-centric lineup of power supplies, the MPG GF series. The MPG GF650, MPG GF750, and MPG GF850 are actually MSI’s first foray into the power supply game. Thanks to an 80 Plus Gold rating, a 10-year warranty, and the use of Japanese capacitors, we expect these to be solid performers. The MPG GF series will, of course, feature Micro-Fit 3.0 power adapters to connect to NVIDIA’s upcoming Ampere cards.
As of now, we have no idea exactly how much power the top-end Ampere GPUs will consume. However, if that figure is at 300W or greater, you might want to consider getting a new PSU if as part of the upgrade process.