Micro-Star International (MSI) has expanded its Gaming and Ventus series of gaming graphics cards with GeForce RTX 30-series models based on the new NVIDIA Ampere microarchitecture.
The MSI Gaming Trio and Gaming X Trio series have been expanded with GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 models. All new additions include an updated design of the TRI FROZR 2 cooling system using massive radiators, as well as three new TORX Fan 4.0 fans. The peculiarity of the latter is that every two propeller blades are connected together in a pair, which, according to the manufacturer, makes the cooling system more efficient compared to the previous generation of TRI FROZR COs.
Since the video cards are massive, they are equipped with a stiffening plate (backplate), which prevents the board from bending. Traditionally, all new products in the Gaming Trio and Gaming X Trio series are equipped with RGB-backlighting, which can be controlled through MSI’s proprietary Mystic Light software and synchronized with the rest of the computer backlighting via Mystic Light Sync and Ambient Link included in the Dragon Center software package.
Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not indicate the full technical characteristics of any of the video cards presented today. But NVIDIA itself is in no hurry to reveal all the cards. At the moment it is known that MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming Trio / Gaming X Trio models are equipped with 24 GB of GDDR6X video memory, with support for 384-bit bus. For additional power, the new items use three 8-pin connectors. It is likely that both cards are factory overclocked. But for the Gaming X Trio, it will traditionally be slightly higher than for the Gaming Trio.
The GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio and GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Trio models are equipped with 10GB GDDR6X video memory with support for the 320-bit bus. The cards also use three 8-pin VGA connectors for additional power supply. The younger GeForce RTX 3070s of the same series are equipped with 8 GB of video memory of the GDDR6 standard, with support for the 256-bit bus. Both options use two 8-pin auxiliary power connectors for operation.
The cooling system for MSI Ventus graphics cards now offers more than just two cooling fans. The series has been expanded with a more efficient cooling version with three “turntables”. By the way, MSI updated the latter to TORX Fan 3.0. The series is represented by models GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 with and without factory overclocking.
At the moment, only the dimensions of these models are known. In the performance of the MSI Ventus 3X, the GeForce RTX 3090 weighs 1397 grams, while for the RTX 3080 models it is 1370 grams. The dimensions of the new products are 305 × 120 × 57 mm. The manufacturer does not indicate the weight of the MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X (OC) models. However, he calls their dimensions – 305 × 121 × 52 mm. The dimensions of the MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 2X (OC) models also remain unknown. For additional power supply, video cards of this series are equipped with two 8-pin connectors.
All of the above graphics cards from MSI are equipped with three DisplayPort 1.4a and one HDMI 2.1 video outputs.
The manufacturer promises to tell in more detail about their new products tomorrow, as part of a special stream. Perhaps at the same time we will find out about the prices for these video cards, since MSI has not announced them yet. At the same time, it is noted that in the future the company is going to present other versions.
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