MSI launches GeForce RTX 4090/4080 GAMING SLIM series, now ‘only’ three slot thick

Published: Sep 9th 2023, 10:50 GMT   Comments

MSI finally launches GeForce RTX 4090/4080 GAMING SLIM

As previously mentioned, MSI has unveiled an impressive lineup of up to 20 models featuring their revamped GAMING SLIM design. The company has returned to the drawing board to explore how they can make their RTX 40 series models slimmer and more appealing to gamers. While MSI has already introduced its RTX 4070 GAMING SLIM series, the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 cards have remained under wraps until now.

To start, they’ve introduced six new cards, including the RTX 4090 GAMING SLIM and RTX 4080 GAMING SLIM, available in both black and white variants. Each model also comes with factory overclocking options. Although MSI has yet to showcase a white edition for the RTX 4090, it’s likely just a matter of time before they do.

These new cards are notably slimmer, with the RTX 4090’s thickness reduced from 77 mm to a mere 62 mm. Moreover, they’ve shed some weight, going from 2.17 kg to 1.78 kg for RTX 4090, though they still carry some heft. Interestingly, this new SLIM design has been adopted simultaneously for both the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 cards, a small change from the GAMING TRIO design. While the RTX 4080 redesign is less extensive size-wise, it now adheres to a 3-slot specification and is 203 grams lighter.


  • Dimensions: 337 x 140 x 77 mm → 322 x 136 x 62 mm
  • Weight: 2170 g → 1777 g


  • Dimensions: 337 x 140 x 67 mm → 322 x 136 x 62 mm
  • Weight: 1876 g → 1673 g

To truly demonstrate the extent of these design changes, we’ve prepared a comparison to showcase the transformation. Changes to the backplate are also evident, though they may not be as crucial. MSI has evidently made efforts to improve airflow by slightly increasing the perforations in the backplate.

In terms of specifications, unlike the RTX 4070 models, there are no alterations to the clock speeds. There’s also no mention of any TDP (Thermal Design Power) adjustments, but confirmation is needed since board partners typically do not provide maximum TDP limits, which is a notable omission.

Source: MSI

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