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MSI RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 SUPRIM X

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The MSI SUPRIM X come with a dual-BIOS switch that offers both Silent and Gaming modes. Out of the box it is set to silent mode, so it's worth noting if you're one of those people who want maximum performance and damn the noise cost. Not that we're expecting the card to be noisy, but performance always comes at a cost. Equally though the RTX 3090 is hardly a slouch even before the GPU boost kicks in, so maybe quiet is the way forwards.

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Rather than have a simple screen printed logo the MSI Dragon on the backplate is fully RGB to help you show of your taste and sophistication. Or at least show off your choice of colours.


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The TORX 4.0 fans were a great success when we tested the MSI Tri Frozr RTX card and we have no reason to believe they'll be anything other than excellent on this SUPRIM X version. High air pressure and low noise is always a glorious combination. You can also see the carefully sculpted heatsink fins that direct air without causing the noise that is so injurious to our gaming pleasure.


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Having looked closer at it all, when you step back again you really appreciate how much attention to detail has gone into the SUPRIM X card. Everything is thick, sturdy and feels as premium as you would hope it does after seeing the receipt. The black bracket in the middle that helps brace everything, the careful cutouts for capacitors and things, it's a work of art.

Yes, that's three 8pin PCIe power inputs on both the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 versions of the SUPRIM X. Power draw shouldn't be an limiting factor.


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Mind your fingers guys, gals and non-binary pals. Apart from being slightly scary this picture does show off how thick the backplate is. None of your wobbly tin-foil sheet here. Chunky, just like the rest of the card.


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Having gone through the cards in a seperate look it's always nice to see them paired together. If anything it shows off how similar their build is. You couldn't tell one from the other, which would be perfect for those of you who can only afford the RTX 3080 card but still want to flex on Instagram.


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21-11-2020, 19:19:18

Deadtroopers
With your explanation I'd actually be more inclined to buy the MSI model over the rest, but it would still be putting money in Ngreedia's pockets so it'll be a Red Team card and if MSI put a good one out I'll look favourably on that come Easter. If they do I hope they make a better fist of the naming and the edge logos. If I were to buy an MSI 380/390 I'd blank those logos pronto. Barring that it looks a nice piece of engineering on MSI's part and I do hope they send them back to you for review when the dust settles. Chin, chin.Quote

21-11-2020, 22:37:45

Kaapstad
I think AIB partners are going to be rushing to get their higher end cards out the door ASAP because the prospect of NVidia doing a 7nm TSMC refresh of Ampere gaming cards could leave them high and dry with expensive designs that no one wants.Quote

22-11-2020, 02:00:13

Deadtroopers
This is a known known. AMD/NVIDIA will both be playing Rock, Scissors, Paper. This time though AMD have closed the gap to vanishing and are already working on 5nm if I'm not mistaken.Quote

22-11-2020, 13:39:04

AngryGoldfish
Yeah, I can see the next two years being very competitive. Nvidia will move to 7nm with Ampere and AMD will move to 5nm for RDNA3. AMD are suggesting it'll be out by the end of 2021, but I highly doubt that. I can imagine it'll be well into 2022 before we see RDNA3 on 5nm. Ampere on 7nm, if it's true, will likely be out much sooner and cause AMD to be behind again for a good few months. But I can see RDNA3 being a reversal of that trend. And then Nvidia will release Hopper and the cycle will continue.Quote
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