MSI has unveiled 4 new graphics cards belonging to its Gaming series. The upcoming MSI Radeon RX 6800 and 6800XT Gaming Trio cards and the MSI Radeon RX 6800 and 6800XT Gaming X Trio are very similar, with out-of-the-box clock speeds being the key difference.
Although the new MSI Radeon RX 6800 series cards feature a similar design to the MSI RTX 30 series Gaming models, the metallic parts of the Radeon cards’ shroud come in silver, instead of dark grey. The new cards have a similar RGB lighting system, including LEDs on the front, side and backplate.
The Tri Frozr 2 cooling system uses Torx 4.0 fans for improved airflow that don’t spin when the card is idle, machined Core Pipes to increase contact with the GPU, and a “silencing heatsink design” that controls the airflow orientation. Additionally, MSI added thermal pads throughout the PCB to improve heat dissipation and a graphene backplate for additional passive cooling and extra sturdiness.
The MSI Radeon RX 6800 series cards feature 16GB of memory at stock clocks (16Gbps). Both Gaming Trio cards come with reference core clocks, but the Gaming X Trio models come factory-overclocked, boosting up to 2155MHz in the case of the RX 6800, and 2285MHz when referring to the RX 6800XT.
The four cards feature a 2.5-slot design and are each powered by 2x 8-pin power connectors. Regarding display outputs, all cards come with 3x DisplayPorts 1.4, and an HDMI 2.0b port. Additionally, MSI has bundled a support bracket with each card to prevent sagging.
You can learn more about the Radeon RX 6800 Gaming Trio 16G HERE, the Radeon RX 6800 Gaming X Trio 16G HERE, the Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming Trio 16G HERE, and the Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio 16G HERE.
KitGuru says: Are many of you planning to pick up an RX 6800 series graphics card? What do you think of MSI’s custom-cooled offerings?