The MSI Radeon RX 7900 Gaming Trio Classic GPUs are currently priced at $949


Nearly two months after AMD’s RX 7900 GPUs were formally introduced to the market, MSI has now made their cards available.

In contrast to Gigabyte or ASUS, MSI was not very keen in releasing AMD reference designs. Instead, the firm decided to release their own original design, resulting in Gaming Trio Classic, in order to increase profit margins.

Early last month, these brand-new MSI RX 7900 cards were already displayed at CES 2023. But it took them another month to get to the US market. They are now only available from Newegg, and MSI’s official US store does not even show them:

The RX 7900 XTX is now advertised at $1,099.99, while the RX 7900 XT variant costs $949.99. Accordingly, these are $200 and $50 more expensive than the official AMD MSRP, and for some reason, the XTX model does not include free shipping:

Three 8-pin power connectors are included in the series’ entirely customised PCB design. MSI chose to employ the RX 6900 series’ GAMING triple-fan cooling system for the Radeon RX 7000 series. With a few minor tweaks to the backplate, they essentially have the same appearance as the RX 6950XT model (missing RGB).

RX 6950 XT

RX 7900 XT

Unfortunately, there are currently no updates on the Gaming Trio cooler or the Suprim versions that are intended for the RX 7900 series. By releasing their first and, to date, only custom design based on RDNA3 architecture, MSI is only checking a box. The plans, hopefully, progress further.

Source: TechPowerUP


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