MSI officially launches custom Radeon RX 7900 GPUs, no sign of reference models

Published: Jan 10th 2023, 16:35 GMT   Comments

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MSI Radeon RX 7900 Gaming Trio Classic GPU, Source: MSI/VideoCardz

The company has now revealed the full specs of the new Radeon RX 7900 series. This is also an indicator that MSI will not be running the AMD reference models because there are none listed (so far).

MSI Gaming Trio Classic is a new custom model based on RX 7900 XTX and XT GPUs by AMD. Both cards are now officially listed by MSI website and some 3rd party retailers. MSI confirms that Gaming Trio Classic GPUs will feature AMD default clocks, so no factory-overclocking here, either.

MSI Radeon RX 7900 Gaming Trio Classic GPU, Source: MSI/VideoCardz

The Classic models are almost a straight copy of the Radeon RX 6900 series. The RX 7900 XT card appears to use the same cooling design as RX 6950XT Gaming Trio model, but the support plate and back plate were modified to match Navi 31 design. Worth noting that the back plate has no RGB LED strip like the last-gen model.

MSI Radeon RX 7900 vs. RX 6950XT Gaming Trio, Source: MSI/VideoCardz

The MSI RX 7900 Gaming X trio are 2.5-slot design with three fans. Both cards measure 32.5×14.1×5.6 centimeters, so they are definitely not the thickest RX 7900 cards on the market. What might be interesting is that both models are equipped with 3x8pin power connectors.


  • Boost Clock / Memory Speed
    • Up to 2500 MHz / 20 Gbps
    • 24GB GDDR6
    • DisplayPort x 3 (up to v2.1)
    • HDMI™ x 1 (Supports 4K@120Hz/8K@60Hz and VRR as specified in HDMI™ 2.1)
  • TRI FROZR 2 Thermal Design
    • TORX Fan 4.0: A masterpiece of teamwork, fan blades work in pairs to create unprecedented levels of focused air pressure.
    • Core Pipe: Precision-crafted heat pipes ensure max contact to the GPU and spread heat along the full length of the heatsink.
    • Airflow Control: Don’t sweat it, Airflow Control guides the air to exactly where it needs to be for maximum cooling.

MSI RX 7900 series are now listed by French retailer at €1230 and €1130 respectively for XTX and XT models. Unfortunately none of the cards is in stock, so availability is still under a question.

Source: MSI via Wccftech

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