An ATX12VO (ATX 12 volt only) PSU was at the FSP booth at CES. Apparently it is a new Intel driven spec that may be coming out later in the year. I am not always on board with intel driven change, but this is one I can see a future for. Anything powered from a brick (laptop style) already runs off only 12v, so I see no reason this can't move forward. Obviously there will be an adjustment period while motherboards have to deal with powering other voltages in the short term (mainly USB and sata). Unlike computers of the past, almost nothing power hungry runs off any of the "minor rails", so this would simplify power supplies (and/or make them smaller), and reduce the cable clutter in cases.
We will see.
We will see.
Back at CES, at the FSP booth, we spied an inconspicuous-looking PSU with a curious 10-pin connector in place of the 24-pin ATX. The FSP500-30AKB turned out to be the first public exhibit of a the pure 12-Volt PC power supply standard being pushed by Intel, which is called "ATX12VO," which...
Fortron's consumer brand, FSP, brought a handful new power products to CES 2020, besides its already launched CMT710 premium gaming chassis, the Hydro G Pro premium modular PSU from mid-2019, and Dagger Pro SFX PSUs. The inconspicuous-looking FSP500-30AKB looks like a cheap OEM-included PSU with...