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Seasonic Details 12-pin Modular Cable, Free for GeForce 30 Series Owners

Seasonic today shared with us some additional details regarding its 12-pin Molex MicroFit 3.0 modular PSU cable, and how it plans to market it. If you've read our NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition Unboxing Preview, you'll know that NVIDIA ships its Founders Edition cards with a printed warning not to use any third-party adapters to convert 8-pin PCIe power connectors to the 12-pin connector. The warning also asks you to use the included adapter, and that using a third-party adapter would void the warranty. There's no clarity from NVIDIA on whether modular cables that plug directly into a modular PSU and put out 12-pin connectors strictly fit this description, as they're not "adapters."

Seasonic believes that its cable is a perfect match for NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards. The cable uses 16 AWG wires. Each 12 V pin of the connector is rated for 9 A current, which means the cable is capable of ferrying up to 540 W of power. On one end of the cable are two 8-pin 12 V connectors (which plug into the 12 V modular back-plane of your PSU), and on the other is one 12-pin connector. The cable is 75 cm in length. The cable is compatible with the company's Prime, Focus, and Core series modular/semi-modular PSUs.

GIGABYTE Launches the Power Supply for NVIDIA Ampere

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and gaming gears, today announced the latest compact design power supplies: P850GM - 850 W 80 PLUS Gold certified with fully modular design, and P750GM - 750 W 80 PLUS Gold certified with fully modular design. The power requirement of the new graphics card exceeds more than 300 watts. If you choose a higher-end CPU or additional components, you will need a 750-watt P750GM or even an 850-watt P850GM to meet the power demand of the system. GIGABYTE has improved the old circuit design and adopted new high-quality materials, so that the power supply with a length of 16 cm or even 18 cm can be greatly reduced to 14 cm. The performance and stability of the power supply can also be improved in the reduced condition. The reduced-size power supply is more suitable for installation in the increasingly popular small chassis, so that even small chassis can enjoy the high performance brought by the large wattage.

FSP Rolls Out "Ampere Cable," Converts 2x 8-pin 12V to 12-pin Connector

FSP today rolled out the "Ampere Cable," an accessory that converts two 8-pin PCIe inputs from modular PSUs to the 12-pin Molex MicroFit connector standard introduced to the client segment by NVIDIA and its GeForce RTX 3000 "Ampere" Founders Edition graphics cards. The cables are compatible with any modular PSU that has 8-pin 12 V connectors that put out 8-pin PCIe. It should work with all FSP branded modular PSUs, as well as modular PSUs of other brands that use Fortron as their OEM source. FSP is Fortron's DIY channel brand. FSP is setting up web-forms for existing owners of FSP power supplies to claim a free unit.

Update Sep 10th: FSP has informed us that they have decided to not sell this cable

Silverstone Intros DA1650 High-Wattage Modular PSU

SilverStone today introduced the DA1650, a 1650 W high-end PSU. With a length of 180 mm, the DA1650 has some of the highest power densities on the market, more so given that it's a fully modular PSU (modular cabling adds to the length of a PSU). The extreme Wattage enables the PSU to run completely fanless up to 30% of its capacity or 495 W. Under the hood, the DA1650 features a single +12 V rail design, with a gargantuan 137.5 A rail. It features DC-to-DC switching, active PFC, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload (if you try to crank a truck with this thing), overheat, and short-circuit.

The SilverStone DA1650 offers 80 Plus Gold efficiency, along with ETA A and Lambda S+ certifications. The PSU is designed for 24/7 continuous operation in an environment with up to 50 °C ambient temperature. It uses a 135 mm fluid-dynamic bearing fan to keep cool. Connectors include one 24-pin ATX, four 4+4 pin EPS, twelve 6+2 pin PCIe power, sixteen SATA power, six Molex, and a Berg.

Update Aug 27th: SilverStone informed us that the DA1650 will be backed by a 5-year warranty, and priced at USD $330.

MSI Announces MPG GF Line of Power Supplies with Support for Latest NVIDIA Graphics Cards

MSI unveils it's very first and very own power supply products: the MPG GF Series. The MPG GF Series has three models including: A650GF, A750GF, and A850GF. Notably, the MPG GF Series can support all the way to the latest NVIDIA graphics cards. Prepared for the highest of requirements, MPG GF Series' IO supports VGA port up to 3x 8-pin and CPU port up to 2x 8-pin or supports VGA 4x 8-pin and CPU 1x 8-pin installation method as shown in the images below.

MSI's MPG GF Series' is 80 PLUS Gold certified and is built using 100% all Japanese 105° C capacitors, providing the best reliability and efficiency to our users. To take things a step further, the MPG GF Series is also proudly backed by a 10-year limited warranty.

Corsair Readies CX-F RGB Line of Entry-level PSUs Targeted at Gamers

Corsair is preparing to launch its CX-F line of entry-level PSUs with RGB LED lighting, targeted at gaming PC builds on a budget. A successor of the company's CX line of value PSUs, the CX-F series began surfacing on retailers such as PC-Canada. It comes in capacities of 550 W (model: CP-9020216-EU), 650 W (CP-9020217-EU), and 750 W (CP-9020218-EU), and color options of black and white (CP-9020225-EU, CP-9020226-EU, and CP-9020227-EU).

Under the hood, these PSUs offer single +12 V rail design, 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, active PFC, and LLC resonant converter. The RGB bling comes from a 120 mm fan that features a white impeller that doubles up as an RGB LED diffuser, and LEDs located in its impeller hub. The OEM appears to be HEC. The PSU talks to software over an ARGB header, so it could interface with the iCUE RGB software. PC-Canada asks $85 USD (converted) for the 550 W variant, $100 USD for 650 W, and $110 USD for 750 W.

be quiet! Announces 1200 W & 1500 W Dark Power Pro 12 PSU Series

be quiet!, introduces the Dark Power Pro 12 series. This power supply series features an extraordinary 80 PLUS Titanium efficiency and fully digital control of PFC, LLC, and 12 V/SR with full bridge topology.

A patented frameless fan concept and full mesh fan grill provide virtually inaudible cooling. An overclocking key lets users combine the six 12 V rails into one with high power output, ideal for overclocked processors or graphics cards. be quiet! combines the high-end technical specifications with a premium design, including fully modular, single sleeved cables and a stunning aluminium case, proving that the company is at the forefront.

Thermaltake Intros Versa T25 Tempered Glass Case

Thermaltake today introduced the Versa T25 TG (model: CA-1R5-00M1WN-00). This ATX mid-tower case is characterized by a tempered glass front panel that conceals two large intake fan vents, and a tempered glass panel over the left side. Inside, the case features a typical horizontally partitioned layout, with the upper compartment serving up room for graphics cards up to 30 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 150 cm in height. The PSU bay in the bottom compartment offers up to 16 cm room, which can be extended to 20 cm by removing the drive cage.

Storage options include two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch bays in a detachable drive cage in the bottom compartment, and two 2.5-inch drive mounts. Ventilation options include two 200 mm front intakes, which can be made to hold either two 200 mm fans, or two 140 mm fans, or three 120 mm fans; two 140/120 mm top exhausts; and a 120 mm rear exhaust. A 120 mm fan at the rear comes included with the case, and factory-fitted. Front panel connectivity includes two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.x type-A port, and HDA jacks. The case measures 416 mm x 210 mm x 480 mm (HxWxD). The company didn't reveal pricing.

Picture Proof of NVIDIA 12-pin Power Connector: Seasonic Ships Modular Adapters

Leading PSU manufacturer Seasonic is shipping a modular cable that confirms NVIDIA's proprietary 12-pin graphics card power connector for its upcoming GeForce "Ampere" graphics cards. Back in July we did an in-depth analysis of the connector, backed by confirmation from various industry sources about the connector being real, being a proprietary design by NVIDIA (and not a PCI-SIG or ATX standard), and its possible power output limit being 600 W. Seasonic's adapter converts two versatile 12 V 8-pin PSU-side connectors into one 12-pin connector, which tends to back the power output information. On typical Seasonic modular PSUs, cables are included to convert one PSU-side 8-pin 12 V connector into two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors along a single cable. reports that it's already received the Seasonic adapter in preparation for its "Ampere" Founders Edition reviews.

NVIDIA leaker with an extremely high hit-rate, kopite7kimi, however predicts that the 12-pin connector was designed by NVIDIA exclusively for its Founders Edition (reference design) graphics cards, and that custom-design cards may stick to industry-standard PCIe power connectors. We recently spied a custom-design RTX 3090 PCB, and it's shown featuring three 8-pin PCIe power connectors. This seems to be additional proof that a single 12-pin connector is a really fat straw for 12 V juice. The label on the box for the Seasonic cable reads that it's recommended to use the cable with PSUs with at least 850 W output (which could very well be a system requirement for the RTX 3090). Earlier this weekend, pictures of the RTX 3090 Founders Edition surfaced, and it is huge.

ASUS Intros TUF Gaming Bronze Series PSUs

ASUS over the weekend introduced its TUF Gaming Bronze line of power supplies. The series aligns with ASUS's overall brand strategy for TUF Gaming - appealing for value-conscious serious gamers. The TUF Gaming Bronze series debuts with two mid-range Wattage options - 550 W and 650 W. ASUS has a few selling points up its sleeve in this heavily saturated market: firstly, the PSUs feature a double ball-bearing 135 mm Axial Tech fan (an ASUS innovation), which features impellers that are webbed toward the ends to guide all their airflow axially. The fans are controlled by a 0 dB idle fan-stop logic (the fan stays completely off below a 30% load/temperature threshold). The main PCB features surface treatment that protects it from wear over the years (against moisture and dust debris). The third innovation is a segment-first 6-year product warranty.

Under the hood, the ASUS TUF Gaming Bronze PSUs feature single +12 V rail designs, 80 Plus Bronze efficiency as the name suggests, and protection against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. Both models feature fixed, sleeved cabling. Both models offer a single 4+4 pin EPS, 24-pin ATX, five SATA power, and four Molex connectors. The 550 W model offers two 6+2 pin PCIe power, while the 650 W model offers four of these. The PSU measures 150 mm in length. The company didn't mention pricing.

EVGA Introduces SuperNOVA 1600 and 1300 G+ Power Supplies

Introducing the SuperNOVA G+, the new and improved fully-modular power supply line-up from EVGA with an 80+ Gold Efficiency rating. These power supplies pick up where the award-winning EVGA 1600 G2 and 1300 G2 power supplies left off and continue the tradition of EVGA quality and performance.

Additionally, the SuperNOVA G+ power supplies feature a cleaner internal layout to increase airflow, a Variable Resistor module (to increase voltage stability), two DC to DC modules for more efficient power switching on all models, EVGA ECO Mode, a full suite of power supply protections, and EVGA's World-Leading Global 10-Year Warranty on all G+ power supplies.

FSP Signs Partnership With New Distributor for Availability Across Russia and Ukraine

FSP, one of the world's leading power supply manufacturers, is pleased to announce a newly signed contract with FPS (FSP Power Solutions Gmbh) to market and distribute a range of FSP products across Russia & Ukraine. FPS will officially become the only business partner across Russia & Ukraine for FSP's products. The new agreement will create a solid foundation in Russia & Ukraine and cover product information, warranty, product enquiries, and contact information of the new partner.

FPS and ELKO Group will establish a strategic partnership for the region and have already successfully launched into key markets with the following: Region New Exclusive PSU for Desktop PC - FSP PNR PRO, Retail PSU for Gamers, and Desktop PC Cases & UPS. FPS recognizes a huge potential in the market and plans to implement an aggressive marketing strategy which allows it to reinforce sales in the region.

Super Flower Launches Leadex V Gold 1000W, Shortest PSU in this Power Class

Super Flower today launched the shortest 1000 W PSU, the Leadex V Gold 1000 W. Some of the earliest pictures of this PSU started surfacing in May, and the company teased its dimensions back in March. Built in the standard ATX-PS/2 form-factor, the PSU is just 13 cm in length. You typically find 450-650 W PSUs this compact. Despite its compact dimensions, the Leadex V Gold 1000 W offers full modular cabling (something that typically adds to the length of a PSU internally).

Speaking of internals, the Leadex V Gold offers a single +12 V rail design, 80 Plus Gold efficiency, DC-to-DC switching, APFC, and most common electric protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit. It uses a 120 mm fan to keep cool. Among the flat black modular cables are one 24-pin ATX, two 4+4 pin EPS, six 6+2 pin PCIe power, twelve SATA power, and four Molex. The lineup also includes lower power 850 W, 750 W, and 650 W models with fewer PCIe and SATA power connectors, although the USP of 13 cm length remains the same. Super Flower is backing the Leadex V Gold series with 5-year warranties. The company didn't reveal pricing.

The Curious Case of the 12-pin Power Connector: It's Real and Coming with NVIDIA Ampere GPUs

Over the past few days, we've heard chatter about a new 12-pin PCIe power connector for graphics cards being introduced, particularly from Chinese language publication FCPowerUp, including a picture of the connector itself. Igor's Lab also did an in-depth technical breakdown of the connector. TechPowerUp has some new information on this from a well placed industry source. The connector is real, and will be introduced with NVIDIA's next-generation "Ampere" graphics cards. The connector appears to be NVIDIA's brain-child, and not that of any other IP- or trading group, such as the PCI-SIG, Molex or Intel. The connector was designed in response to two market realities - that high-end graphics cards inevitably need two power connectors; and it would be neater for consumers to have a single cable than having to wrestle with two; and that lower-end (<225 W) graphics cards can make do with one 8-pin or 6-pin connector.

The new NVIDIA 12-pin connector has six 12 V and six ground pins. Its designers specify higher quality contacts both on the male and female ends, which can handle higher current than the pins on 8-pin/6-pin PCIe power connectors. Depending on the PSU vendor, the 12-pin connector can even split in the middle into two 6-pin, and could be marketed as "6+6 pin." The point of contact between the two 6-pin halves are kept leveled so they align seamlessly.

Montech Releases Upgraded Gamma II Series 80 Plus Gold PSUs

Montech has recently released upgraded versions of its original Gamma Series of power supplies which were first released in 2018. The new Gamma II Series is available in 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W sizes and all feature a non-modular design with premium flat black cables. The series comes with motherboard power, dual CPU power, quad 6+2 pin PCIe cables (dual on 550 W), 8 SATA power connectors, tri MOLEX connectors, and an FDD connector. The Gamma II Series of power supplies are all rated at 80 Plus Gold efficiency and feature Japanese 105°C/221°F Capacitors, along with 120 mm adjustable RPM "silent" fans.

The Gamma II Series 80 PLUS Gold PSUs come with a 5-year warranty and are already available at Amazon and Newegg in the US, and worldwide at all Montech retailers. Pricing for the 550 W will be 65.99 USD, 72.99 USD for the 650 W model, and 79.99 USD for the 750 W model in North America.

Montech Releases New Beta Series 80 Plus Bronze PSUs

Montech have recently revealed their new Beta Series 80 Plus Bronze power supplies, the new PSUs are available in 550 W and 650 W capacities. The series features a non-modular design and includes motherboard power, CPU power, dual 6+2 pin PCIe cables, 6 SATA power connectors, and dual MOLEX connectors. The Beta Series uses 105°C/221°F rated Japanese main capacitors and feature a high amperage +12v Single Rail. The power supplies are all rated at 80 Plus Bronze efficiency and support continuous output at +40°C in addition to being fully compliant with Intel's ATX 12 Volt 2.31 and EPS 12 V 2.92 standards.

Beta Series PSUs come with a 3-year warranty and are already available at Amazon and Newegg in the US, and worldwide at all Montech retailers. Pricing for the 550 W will be 49.99 USD and 56.99 USD for the 650 W model in North America.

Thermaltake Intros Smart BM2 Line of Semi-Modular PSUs

Thermaltake introduced the Smart BM2 line of mainstream, semi-modular power supplies. Available in mid-range capacities of 450 W (model: PS-SPD-0450MNFABx-1), 550 W (PS-SPD-0550MNFABx-1), 650 W (PS-SPD-0650MNFABx), and 750 W (PS-SPD-0750MNFABx), these PSUs feature single +12 V rail designs with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency, DC-to-DC switching, APFC, Japanese main capacitors, and most common electrical protections, against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit.

As semi-modular PSUs, the Smart BM2 comes with fixed 24-pin ATX, fixed 8-pin EPS, and an additional 4+4 pin EPS fixed connector, on all four models. The 450 W and 550 W models offer two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, while the 650 W and 750 W models offer four. The 450 W, 550 W, and 650 W models offer six SATA power connectors, while the 750 W model tops it up with nine. All models offer four Molex and a Berg. Black, flat cables are offered on all models, including for the fixed connectors. A 140 mm fan is used to cool the PSU, on all four models. Thermaltake is backing the Smart BM2 series with 5-year warranties. The company didn't reveal pricing.

SilverStone Intros ET-MG Line of 80 Plus Gold, Full-Modular PSUs

SilverStone today introduced the ET-MG line of upper-mid range PSUs. Available in 500 W (ET-500MG) and 600 W (ET-600MG) variants, these PSUs offer full modular cabling, with cables for a premium single-GPU gaming PC build. Under the hood, the ET-MG series features a single +12 V rail design with 80 Plus Gold efficiency, 100% Japanese capacitors, and most common electric protections (against over/under-voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit). Interestingly, both models offer two 4+4-pin EPS connectors; and two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors. While the 600 W model offers eight SATA power connectors, the 500 W model offers four. Both PSUs use a 135 mm fan that offers 18 dBA noise output under typical load. Both include flat black modular cables. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Antec Announces Earthwatts Gold PRO White 750W Model

Antec Inc., leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, broadens its Earthwatts Gold Pro series with a 750 model in white design. The 80 PLUS GOLD rating and hybrid modular cabling make Earthwatts Gold Pro a great and affordable choice to Antec's range of industry-leading power supplies. This new version is now commercially available from 104,54 € (suggested retail price including VAT).

Antec's EarthWatts GOLD PRO is one of the most efficient PSU series. This PSU line achieves up to 92 per cent efficiency and gives you savings unheard of from other power supplies. By using the EarthWatts GOLD PRO, you can reduce your electricity bill up to 20 per cent. Full LLC bridging, provides ultra-clean power delivery that keeps critical computer components safe. Four PCI Express port connectors enable for multi-GPU support while the ErP Lot 6: 2013 ensures compliance to the toughest energy standards available.

DeepCool Intros White Variants of its DQ-M V2L Power Supplies

DeepCool today introduced white trim of its recently launched DQ-M V2L modular power supplies. The white trim currently only includes one model, the DQ-750M V2L WH, a 750-Watt PSU. The trim includes matte-white steel making up most of the body, a brushed aluminium accent around the fan intake, while fan impeller, and a contrasting black grille. Much like the original DQ-M V2L, the DQ-M V2L WH offers 80 Plus Gold efficiency, full bridge LLC resonant converter, DC-to-DC switching, and active PFC. Connectors include a 24-pin ATX, two 4+4 pin EPS, four 6+2 pin PCIe power, and seven SATA power connectors. The PSU offers fully-modular, flat ribbon-type cables matching the white color trim. The company didn't reveal pricing.

GIGABYTE Launches Compact Size Power Supplies

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and gaming gears, today announced the 3 latest compact design power supplies: P750GM - 750 W 80 PLUS Gold certified with fully modular design, P550B - 550 W 80 PLUS Bronze certified, and P450B - 450 W 80 PLUS Bronze certified. GIGABYTE has improved the old circuit design and adopted new high-quality materials, so that the 750-watt power supply with a length of 16 cm or even 18 cm can be greatly reduced to 14 cm. The performance and stability of the power supply can also be improved in the reduced condition. The reduced-size power supply is more suitable for installation in the increasingly popular small chassis, so that even small chassis can enjoy the high performance brought by the large wattage.

The P750GM provides 750 watts of power to meet the power requirements of the high-end graphics card and CPU, so that gamers can enjoy the graphics intensive games without worrying about the power shortage. The main capacitor of P750GM is made in Japan, and the P750GM is 80 PLUS Gold certified, providing a maximum conversion efficiency of more than 90%, allowing gamers to enjoy a high quality and stable power supply while saving a lot of money. The fully modular design only installs the cables that are needed, making the whole system cleaner and allowing better heat dissipation. The P750GM also offers an 8+8 or 8+4 motherboard CPU power supply that can fully support mid- to high-end motherboards. In addition, the P750GM introduces the fan stop function, which will stop the fan from spinning during standby mode or when the power consumption is less than 20%, thus increasing the life of the device.

DeepCool GamerStorm DQ-M V2L Series Full-Modular PSUs Pictured

DeepCool is expanding its GamerStorm brand of power supplies with the new upper-mainstream DQ-M V2L line. These PSUs come in capacities of 650 W (DQ650-M-V2L), 750 W (DQ750-M-V2L), and 850 W (DQ-850M-V2L) models, offering 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and full-modular cabling. Under the hood, these feature APFC, DC-to-DC switching, 2-stage EM filter, 100% Japanese capacitors, and unified single +12 V rails, as opposed to the application-specific split rail design of the original DQ-M series. Most common electrical protections, against over/under voltage, overload, overheat, and short-circuit, are provided.

While the original DQ-M had +12 V rails dedicated to each of the connectors, the new DQ-M V2L series feature a more conventional single +12 V rail design. All three variants offer one 24-pin ATX, two 4+4 pin EPS, and four 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors. The 650 W and 750 W variants offer 7 SATA power, while the 850 W variant offers 10. A 120 mm fluid-dynamic bearing fan is used for cooling on all three models. DeepCool is backing these PSUs with 10-year warranties. All cables, including the 24-pin, are flat, ribbon-type. The company didn't reveal pricing information, but is expected to formally launch the three on July 14, Stateside.

Corsair Recalls SF Series of PSUs due to Failure Concerns

Corsair's SF series of PSUs has been long present as part of the company's offerings, designed to the satisfy small form factor crowd with its SFX size. Today, Corsair has announced that they will be recalling some units and replace them free of charge, including free shipping. Corsair says that "We have recently identified higher-than-normal RMA rates among our SF family of small-form-factor PSUs. Following a thorough investigation, we have found a potential issue that can manifest when the PSU is exposed to a combination of both high temperatures, and high humidity. This regrettably can cause the PSU to fail. This issue potentially affects units in lot codes 194448xx to 201148xx, manufactured between October 2019 and March 2020."

The problem is located in the AC conversion part of the PSU, not the DC one which interacts with PC components, so Corsairs points out that all of the components are safe even if PSU fails. To get a replacement PSU, Corsair offers affected customers to submit their tickets here, with the title "SF Series voluntary product replacement", so they can easily identify customers and give them quicker replacement units.
Corsair SF600 PSU

EVGA Introduces SuperNOVA GT Series PSUs

Upgrade both aesthethics and electronic components with a unique radial design fan grill, compact 150 mm length and width, and 1000 Japanese capacitors, with the new EVGA SuperNOVA GT Series power supplies. 80 PLUS Gold Certified. Ensures that your power supply is 90% efficient or higher.The EVGA SuperNOVA GT uses a long-life 135 mm fan with a Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) for silence, reliability, and a longer life expectancy.

ADATA Intros XPG Core Reactor PSU Series

ADATA introduced the XPG Core Reactor line of gaming PC power supplies, which it unveiled at the 2020 CES, marking its entry to the PSU market. The first XPG Core Reactor model to market is the CR650, a 650-Watt model that offers fully modular cabling, a single +12V rail design with 80 Plus Gold certified efficiency, DC-to-DC switching, and a wide range of electrical protection mechanisms against surge and in-rush, over/under-volage, overload/no-load, short-circuit, and overheat. The CR650 provides four PCIe 6+2 pin cables, two 4+4 pin EPS, nine SATA power, and three Molex, besides the 24-pin ATX. It is backed by a 10-year warranty and is expected to be priced at USD $90.
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