The new ATX12VO standard shifts some of the responsibilities of power supplies in computer systems to components built into the motherboard - and this is something that should be better for everyone
For many years, home power supplies provided the motherboards with positive and negative voltages of 3.3 volts, 5 volts and 12 volts based on direct current (DC), from the input of the power outlet at a voltage of between 110 volts and 240 volts based on current Alternation (AC) - When this requirement for three conversion and supply levels dictated the type and quantity of connectors that characterize the products as well as their physical dimensions. Soon, we may be privileged to see a small and rare revolution in this field that could make the familiar metal cubes simpler and more winking.
The first version to fix called ATX12VO has arrivedE - with the aim of making power supplies much simpler thanks to focusing on providing as efficient and stable a power supply as possible on a 12-volt rail only, the one used for most key hardware components in a modern computer system, with the responsibility of converting 12-volt voltage to lower voltages. storage Mechanical, fans, and sensors) will be transferred to built-in components on the motherboard itself.
If this standard is adopted by most power supply and motherboard manufacturers down the road, we could see much more compact power supplies, with fewer fixed or modular connectors - and with a new compact 10PIN connector instead of the massive 24 PIN connectors for motherboards that make cable arrangement difficult . The ATX12VO is expected to have a negligible impact on the price of motherboards, along with the potential for discounting, improving efficiency and improving cooling capabilities in power supplies - with fewer cables and a smaller size giving the chassis manufacturers a wider range of unique designs and designs.
This whole concept sounds great to us - now it remains only to wonder how long it will take until we can start to see changes in this traditional product category, if at all.