MSI Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XTX Video Card RX 7900 XTX GAMING TRIO CLASSIC 24G

MSI Radeon RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio Classic 24GB

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MSI’s Gaming Trio cooler concept is not new, as is evidenced by the addition of ‘Classic’ to the title of this AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX-based graphics card. It is a triple-slot and triple-fan solution, which is a necessity for dealing with the flagship RX 7900 XTX chip. It also comes with RGB highlights and a backplate for added stability.

Specifications Vs Reference

SpecificationsMSI RX 7900 XTX
Gaming Trio Classic
AMD RX 7900 XTX
Reference Model
GPUNavi 31 XTXNavi 31 XTX
Shading Units61446144
GPU Clock:
Base/Game/Boost
1855 MHz /
2300 MHz /
2500 MHz
1855 MHz /
2300 MHz /
2500 MHz
FP32 Theoretical Performance61.42 TFLOPS61.42 TFLOPS
Memory Configuration24 GB GDDR624 GB GDDR6
Memory Clock (Effective)2500 MHz
(20 Gbps)
2500 MHz
(20 Gbps)
Memory Bandwidth
(Bus Width)
960 GB/s
(384-bit)
960 GB/s
(384-bit)
Outputs1x HDMI 2.1a
3x DisplayPort 2.1
1x HDMI 2.1a
2x DisplayPort 2.1
1x USB Type-C
TDP355 Watt355 Watt
Recommended Power Supply750 Watt750 Watt
PCIe Power Connectors3x 8-pin2x 8-pin
SlotsTriple-Slot2.5-Slot
Dimensions
(Length/Width/Height)
325 mm (12.8 in)
141 mm (5.6 in)
56 mm (2.2 in)
287 mm (11.3 in)
110 mm (4.3 in)
51 mm (2 in)

The MSI Radeon RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio Classic uses the same GPU and memory clocks as the reference model but differs in some key areas. First and foremost, like the pricier Sapphire Nitro+ card, it comes with an extra 8-pin PCIe power connector for a total of three instead of the usual two.

msi radeon RX 7900 XTX gaming trio classic

This will theoretically allow the card to draw additional power from the PSU, enabling additional overclocking and improved performance at the cost of a higher power draw. As always, overclocking results can and do vary from one individual GPU to the next, as non-binned varieties are only tested and guaranteed to run at the specified clocks.

Cooling Solution

Nevertheless, some further overclocking headroom should theoretically be provided by the larger physical dimensions of the MSI RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio. It is significantly wider than the reference model, allowing more space for heatsinks and fans.

MSI emphasizes the Tri Frozr 2 cooling system with version 4.0 of its Torx fans, which allegedly improves airflow compared to standard fans. Like most modern graphics cards, the RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio also offers ‘fan stop’ functionality to keep the card entirely silent when idle. Other highlights include thermal padding for the GDDR6 memory chips.

The ‘Mystic Light’ RGB details on the Gaming Trio cooler can be controlled via the proprietary MSI Center app.

About the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX

The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX is a flagship-class GPU released in late 2022. It uses the Navi 31 XTX variant of the chip, built on a combination of 5 nm and 6 nm process nodes at TSMC. AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 series is the first gaming GPU lineup to be built with a so-called chiplet-based design. 

Compatibility with the latest games is ensured via DirectX 12 Ultimate support and the feature set also includes hardware-based raytracing, as well as variable-rate shading. Being a flagship GPU, the Navi 31 is a large chip: the die area is 529 mm² and it contains 57.7 million transistors.

The RX 7900 XTX features 192 ROPs (render output units), 6144 shading units, 384 TMUs (texture mapping units), and 96 raytracing acceleration cores. It is connected to 24 GB of GDDR6 memory via a 384-bit memory bus operating at an effective 20 Gbps. 

Performance

timespy rx 7900 xtx

Compared to the Nvidia competitors from the RTX 4000 series, graphics cards based on the RX 7900 XTX GPU are consistently slower than the RTX 4090, but often ahead of the RTX 4080 in terms of raw rasterization performance.

port royal rx 7900 xtx

When ray tracing is activated, the RTX 4080 is instead faster than the RTX 7900 XTX on average, with the latter sometimes performing on par with Nvidia’s flagship cards from the previous generation.

Note that the above benchmark scores are not specific to the MSI Radeon RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio Classic but rather average scores for RX 7900 XTX cards from different manufacturers.

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