MSI GeForce RTX 4090 Suprim X review

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MSI GeForce RTX 4090 Suprim X review

Yesterday you read our founder edition review, today the flagship series has been upgraded further, with superb cooling, fantastic elegant looks and a higher TGP in the 450-500 Watt range. MSI is selling an over-engineered GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM X edition graphics card. For a product in this enthusiast class, the substantial power distribution is remarkably fine-tuned, and the card is tranquil. That, plus 24 GB of the most potent GDDR6X RAM money can buy. 

While we all had a reasonably dull year in terms of technology, Q3/Q4 2022 is loaded with new released. Among them is NVIDIA's first ADA GPU architecture graphics card for the consumer market. The business has unveiled its new GPU design for next-generation gaming PCs. In the short term, two or three variants of GPUs are expected in the first launch wave, each one will outperform the Ampere 3000 series somehow. NVIDIA's RTX 4000 GPUs will provide impressive performance, but next-gen graphics cards may have to contend with alternatives like AMD's rDNA 3 and Intel's Arc Alchemist. The GeForce RTX 4090 is Nvidia's flagship model in the new series. With a base frequency of 2.23 GHz and a boost clock of 2.52 GHz the card will feature 16384 Shader processor cores. These cards will be fitted with a grand 24GB GDDR6X graphics memory that communicates over a 384-bit wide memory bus. The graphics card has a 450W TBP (total board power). Secondly, the company will release two distinct GeForce RTX 4080 versions. GeForce RTX 4080 12GB with GDDR6X RAM and a Lovelace GPU with 7680 CUDA cores will be the "entry-level model." It has 2.31GHz clock speeds and a turbo frequency of 2.61GHz. The RTX 4080 12GB has a 192-bit memory interface and 285W maximum power use. Nvidia also announces a 16GB model of the RTX 4080. This will get more memory and a more powerful GPU with 9728 CUDA cores. This card's clock speed is 2.21 GHz, with a boost clock of 2.51 GHz. This card will also have a 256-bit memory bus and a tbp of 320W. Both RTX 4080 graphics cards will be available in November. Nvidia will release Founders Editions of the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 16GB graphics cards. Only customized variants of board partners of the RTX 4080 12GB will be sold.


RTX 4090 Suprim X

Of course, MSI is back in da house with their gorgeous SUPRIM X series; it has a massive 16.384 Shader cores activated and is partnered with 24 GB of all-new GDDR6X graphics memory. MSI provided the card with a semi-passive design; once the GPU warms up, the three fans begin to spin and cool. The card has been heavily strengthened and comes with a card holder to prevent sagging. It has two BIOS settings: gaming performance and silent mode. BIOS settings provide the same performance within a 1% differential but at differing temperatures and acoustics due to fan delta differences. We're measuring just 34 DBa in acoustic testing to give you an idea. MSI upped both the power consumption allowance (TGP ~475W) and the turbo clock frequency. This card has the fastest clock speed on the market at 2625MHz. Tweaked we see it hit 3.0 GHz. The memory operates at an effective speed of 21 Gbps. The popular TRI FROZR cooling solution with three TORX 5.0 fans has been installed on the SUPRIM X. This round we count ten heat pipes and a backplate redesign. As a result, the cooling is even better but with a thicker radiator and vapor chamber cooling. With these values and other high-end components in mind, it would be great if you used this graphics card with at least a decent 850 Watt PSU. With a weight of 2.4kg and dimensions of 336 x 140 x 71mm, this baby is huge. You will get a free mouse mat and an extra bracket to support the weight of the card if you want/need it—all while looking great. But, hey, judge for yourself, and let us start this review, shall we?

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