MSI Unveils Radeon RX 6800 XT & RX 6800 Gaming X Trio Custom Graphics Cards With Tri Frozr 2 Cooling, OC Variant Boosts Up To 2285 MHz


MSI has announced its next-generation Radeon RX 6800 XT & RX 6800 Gaming X Trio custom graphics cards. The Gaming X Trio series is based on the Tri Frozr 2 cooling system which has superb cooling performance for all high-end GPUs that this generation has to offer including AMD's-mighty Big Navi.

MSI Makes Radeon RX 6800 XT & RX 6800 Gaming X Trio Custom Graphics Cards Official

The MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT & RX 6800 Gaming X Trio graphics cards come in the standard 'Non-X' and factory overclocked 'X' series. The standard variants stick to the reference clock speeds that AMD has specified while the factory overclocked variants run with faster-overclocked speeds.

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The Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio for instance runs at 2285 MHz boost clocks which is a 35 MHz higher clock than the reference variant while the RX 6800 Gaming X Trio runs at a boost clock of 2155 MHz which is a 50 MHz clock bump over the reference boost clock.

MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio Graphics Card:

MSI Radeon RX 6800 Gaming X Trio Graphics Card:

The MSI Gaming X Trio Radeon RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards With 2nd Tri-Frozr Cooling

With the differences out of the way, now let's talk about the similarities and the main highlights of the Gaming X Trio design. The Gaming X Trio is a toned-down variant of the much higher-end card, the MSI Lightning. Both cards use advanced Tri-Frozr coolers which are the replacement of the MSI Twin Frozr series which have been widely used in current and last generation graphics cards from MSI.

The latest iteration of MSI’s iconic GAMING series once again brings performance, low-noise efficiency, and aesthetics that hardcore gamers have come to recognize and trust. Now you too can enjoy all your favorite games with a powerful graphics card that stays cool and silent. Just the way you like it.

MSI has incorporated and refined a couple of things in the new Tri-Frozr design for Gaming X Trio graphics cards. First is the TORX fan 4.0 which uses a ring design that connects two fan-blades with each other to increase airflow towards the internal heatsink assembly. These fans are made up of a double ball bearing design which ensures silent functionality in heavy loads.

The fans are fully compliant with the Zero Frozr Technology and are actually comprised of three areas. All of these would stay at 0 RPM (idle state) if the temperatures don't exceed 60C. When it does exceed 60C, all fans would start spinning. You can change that through the MSI configuration panel if you want more cooling performance over noise load but it's a nifty feature that I do like.

In addition to the cooling fans, the heatsink has been designed to be denser by using the brand new wave curved 2.0 fin design. The new heatsink makes use of deflectors to allow more air to pass through the fins smoothly, without causing any turbulence that would result in unwanted noise. MSI estimates a 2 degrees (C) drop in temperatures with the updated design versus the previous generation cooling system.

Talking about the heatsink, the massive block is comprised of seven copper squared shaped heat pipes with a more concentrated design to transfer heat from the copper base to the heatsink more effectively. The base itself is a solid nickel-plated base plate, transferring heat to the heat pipes in a very effective manner. To top it all off, MSI uses their exclusive Thermal Compound X which is said to offer higher thermal interface and heat transfer compared to traditional TIM applications.

MSI has given no word on the prices of the Radeon RX 6800 XT & RX 6800 Gaming X Trio custom graphics cards but we expect to hear more in the coming weeks.