MSI Radeon RX 7900 XTX & RX 7900 XT Gaming Trio Classic Custom Designs

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MSI has demonstrated its future Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT Gaming Trio Classic custom designs based on the AMD RDNA 3 graphics processing units (GPUs).

MSI Has Joined the Custom RDNA 3 Bandwagon and Is Getting Ready to Release Their New Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT Gaming Trio Classic Custom Graphics Cards.
As was to be expected, MSI has shown its unique designs for AMD’s RDNA 3 GPU architecture. These designs make use of the industry-leading Navi 31 graphics engine.

The Radeon RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio Classic and the Radeon RX 7900 XT Gaming Trio Classic are the two designs that MSI will be displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023 (CES 2023). The manufacturer refers to these models as the “Classic” variations since they use the same cooling shroud and fans as the Radeon RX 6000 Gaming X Trio products.

The shroud, fan, and heatsink designs most significantly differentiate the Gaming X Trio from the Gaming Trio Classic. Although the new cards have a similar appearance to the Radeon RX 6000 Gaming X Trio cards and the exact TORX Fan 4.0 cooling mechanism, the internal heatsink assembly on the new cards have been redesigned somewhat to accommodate the more recent RDNA 3 GPU cores.

The most positive aspect is that these cards have not been updated to the larger 3+ slot design featured on the new Gaming X Trio cooler. Instead, they have kept the smaller 2.5-slot design. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT Gaming Trio Classic graphics cards each come with their own unique printed circuit board (PCB) and employ a triple 8-pin connector layout for its connections.

The following are the primary characteristics that are highlighted by MSI for their Radeon RX 7900 XTX & RX 7900 XT Gaming Trio Classic graphics cards:

  • Tri-Frozr 2: Tri-Frozr 2 offers the perfect balance between cool temperatures and quiet fans during endless gaming sessions.
  • Torx Fan 4.0: A masterpiece of teamwork, fan blades work in pairs to create unprecedented levels of focused air pressure.
  • Core Pipe: Precision-machined heat pipes ensure max contact with the GPU and spread heat along the full length of the heatsink
  • Metal Backplate: Thermal pads under the sturdy metal backplate provide additional cooling while the flow-through ventilation reduces trapped heat.
  • Airflow Control: Don’t sweat it; it guides the air to where it needs to be for maximum cooling.

Because there have been reported problems with AMD’s reference Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards, it would be prudent to go for an AIB custom design, such as the ones that MSI will release shortly. We have not yet been provided with detailed data such as clocks or power constraints, nor have we been informed of the cost, but we anticipate receiving more information within the next month.

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