Missing – MSI’s RDNA 3 GPUs – Where are they?

Missing - MSI's RDNA 3 GPUs - Where are they?

AMD’s RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX are now available, but where are MSI’s models?

AMD launched their Radeon RX 7900 series of graphics cards yesterday, and at retailers we have seen models from ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte, PowerColor, Sapphire, and XFX. Missing from this list of major GPU brands is MSI, who did not release any RDNA 3 based graphics cards. 

At this time, it is unknown why MSI has not revealed or released any RDNA 3 based graphics cards, be it in the form of custom models using their Gaming X Trio or SUPRIM branding, or reference MBA (Made By AMD) graphics card models. We have contacted MSI’s UK representatives, but they were only able to tell us that they had not recieved any information from headquarters about Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards.

Right now it is unknown if MSI intends to release any new Radeon graphics cards, or if they simply plan to release new RDNA 3 based graphics cards at a later date. MSI has recently released AM5 motherboards for AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series processors, confirming that AMD and MSI still have a working relationship. Even so, it is strange for MSI to sit out a major GPU launch. 

Missing - MSI's RDNA 3 GPUs - Where are they?

MSI is a major player within the PC market, making their lack of any Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards a strange omission. Perhaps MSI simply needed more time to develop their custom RX 7900 XT/XTX models, though that doesn’t explain why no MSI branded MBA (Made By AMD) RX 7000 series graphics cards were released. 

Right now, we have a lot of questions and few answers, and we can only speculate about what is happening behind the scenes. We hope to have more concrete information about MSI’s absence from AMD’s Radeon RX 7000 series launch soon, but for now, we can only speculate as to why no MSI RX 7900 XT or XTX graphics cards exist.

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