MSI launches GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM X CLASSIC

Published: 16th Jan 2023, 18:30 GMT   Comments

MSI SUPRIM CLASSIC with AD102 GPU and old RTX logo

This card is both new and old.

MSI has just revealed their new RTX 4090 card from the SUPRIM series. There is nothing particularly ‘supreme’ about this design, though. The Classic models implement older cooling design, the same design that was used for RTX 3090 Ti series.

With the introduction of RTX 40 cards, MSI showcased their updated SUPRIM coolers. The new card adopts Tri Frozr 3S cooler with Torx Fan 5.0. It also has a vapor chamber. The Classic model features Tri Frozr 2S and Torx 4.0 fans, but there is no vapor chamber here.

MSI RTX 4090 SUPRIM & SUPRIM CLASSIC, Source: MSI

The new SUPRIM is heavier (2.4 kg vs. 2.16 kg) and slightly thicker (7.8 cm vs. 7.1 cm), but it has nearly the same length and width. There should be no difference in terms of performance either, as both cards are clocked up to 2640 MHz (with MSI Center software overclocking). What MSI is not confirming is the max TDP for the Classic GPU, so there could be a limitation for overclocking if there are any.

MSI RTX 4090 SUPRIM & SUPRIM CLASSIC, Source: MSI

The backplate is of the old design, with now outdated GeForce RTX logo and even MSI’s own Gaming dragon which is no longer used on updated SUPRIM cards.

MSI RTX 4090 SUPRIM & SUPRIM CLASSIC, Source: MSI

Thus far, the SUPRIM CLASSIC has only been confirmed by MSI China website. It is unclear if this means that the card will be exclusive to this market, but this seems unlikely. The company also launched a SUPRIM non-X Classic model, which has lower clocks. The same clocks are offered by the 2022 Tri Frozr 3S based variant.

Source: MSI via @harukaze5719




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