MSI Announces New RTX 2080Ti GAMING Z Trio with 16Gbps Memory

MSI GeForce RTX 2080

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MSI have announced a new GeForce RTX 2080 TI GAMING X TRIO with 16Gbps of memory.

Even though the 2080 Ti came out over a year ago, vendors are still releasing updated variants. Most manufacturers are using the more widely available and faster 16Gbps memory, over the 14Gbps that was available at launch.

The newer memory is of course faster, and faster memory allows textures to be transferred faster between the rest of the system and the GPU, which in turn should help with higher frame rates.

You can find the press release (via Tech Powerup) below.

As the world’s most popular GAMING graphics card vendor, MSI is proud to unleash the most powerful Turing-based gaming graphics card onto the market. The famous GAMING TRIO series has reached its ultimate form in custom GeForce graphics cards to push the limits of performance once more. Making sure gamers will bask in glorious amounts of frames, MSI has fitted the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with extremely fast 16 Gbps memory. Outperforming the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO by over 5% out of the box, the industry-leading MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING Z TRIO sets a new bar for extreme gaming.

Rocking the mighty TRI-FROZR design with supreme cooling power allows the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING Z TRIO to deliver top notch in-game and thermal performance. Featuring MSI’s patented TORX 3.0 fans, the unique fan design combines the advantages of two differently shaped fan blades to generate huge amounts of concentrated airflow while remaining virtually silent. The Wave-Curved 2 fin design helps to dissipate heat from the heatsink quicker than ever to keep you cool in the heat of battle.

An aggressive gunmetal grey & black look emphasizes the glorious RGB glow on the card. Using the updated & improved MSI Dragon Center software, controlling and synchronizing your LED-lit components and peripherals is just a few clicks away.

Model: GeForce RTX 2080 TI GAMING X TRIO
GeForce RTX 2080 TI
4352 units
Core Clocks:
Boost: Up to 1755 MHz
Memory Speed:
Memory size/type:
Memory Bus:
Power Connector:
8-pin x 2 / 6-Pin x 1
328 x 140 x 57 mm
Weight (Card/Package):
1545g / 2413g
Recommended PSU:
650 W

MSI Dragon Center is a brand-new software platform with the goal to integrate all MSI software for components, desktops, laptops and peripherals. The all-new software features Gaming Mode, which instantly optimizes your hardware for the best gaming experience including SSD, monitor and network settings. Mystic Light enables you to customize RGB effects to enhance the gaming atmosphere around you. This budding new software platform will continue to improve and evolve, including more unique functionalities and benefits for MSI users.

MSI Afterburner is the world’s most recognized and widely used graphics card Overclocking software. It gives you full control of your graphics card and enables you to monitor your system’s key metrics in real-time. Afterburner gives you a free performance boost for a smooth in-game experience thanks to higher FPS.

The new MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING Z TRIO card is expected to be available starting 16th of April, 2020.

The card is available for just over $1,200 on Newegg.

Niche Gamer’s Take: The GAMING Z branding of MSI is one of their top models and with the higher end fans, thick and heavy looking heatsink as well as that premium looking brushed aluminum backplate its a pretty solid card and just what a gamer would probably foolishly spend his stimulus check on.

Image: Newegg

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