MSI launches their RTX 20 series graphics lineup

MSI launches their RTX 20 series graphics lineup

MSI launches their RTX 20 series graphics lineup

MSI has officially revealed their RTX 20 series of graphics cards, confirming the company’s plans to introduce five models across their lineup, including the company’s new Ventus lineup. 

Today, both Geforce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio and DUKE OC models are available to pre-order, though MSI has assured us that Aero, Sea Hawk and Ventus models are coming. 

The flagship series of MSI’s new Turing lineup is their Gaming X Trio series, which feature the company’s custom TORX 3.0 fans, a triple fan cooler and what appears to be a 2.5-slot heatsink. Sadly, like most custom Turing graphics cards, MSI has not released and finalised clock speeds at this time. 

On the rear of the graphics card we can see a brushed metal backplate with MSI’s dragon shield logo, as well as an NV-link connection, though the sheer size of this graphics card’s cooler may make NVLink/SLI connectivity difficult, as standard bridges will not work with two identical RTX 20XX Gaming X Trio graphics cards.   

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Mowing onto the MSI RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 DUKE, we see RGB illumination beside and around the graphics card’s Nvidia Logo, limiting RGB functionality to a singular location. The Duke cooler design appears to be fitted onto a reference-style PCB and uses an extended cooler that can accommodate three TORX 2.0 fans. 

Just like the Gaming X Trio, the DUKE’s clock speeds are unknown, though they are likely to match or extend beyond what is available on Nvidia’s Founders Edition models. Below MSI’s DUKE model we have MSI’s planned Aero series, which uses reference-style blower fans to act as an affordable entry into the Turing ecosystem. 

On the high-end MSI also plans to release a Sea Hawk RTX 2080/2080Ti series graphics cards, which will offer a mixed air/water cooling setup to provide users with lower operating temperatures and noise levels. 

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The newest addition to MSI’s graphics lineup is the Ventus series, which will feature a dual-fan cooler that is similar to Nvidia’s Founders Edition models, delivering a minimalistic appearance for more compact gaming PCs. 

Our recommendation is to wait for more detailed specifications and performance numbers before purchasing/pre-ordering any Turing graphics card. 
  
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