MSI has a new GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, which they recently showcased at the Tokyo Game Show 2017 – the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO. Looks like the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning won’t be MSI’s last GTX 1080 Ti after all. However, the new GTX 1080 TI GAMING X TRIO isn’t a flagship graphics card. Instead, it sits in between the GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING and MSI’s GTX 1080 Ti GAMING cards. Noticeably, this new graphics card is quite long and will occupy 2.5 slots; this is due to its triple fan design and large aluminum heat sink. More details below.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO
The new MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO looks like a longer version of their GAMING X/Z graphics card; similar to their DUKE and LIGHTNING variants. It also features RGB lighting and has MSI’s Gaming Dragon back plate design. Like most of MSI’s graphics cards, this too has an OC mode, Gaming mode and Silent mode. Below are the speeds:
OC Mode – 1569 MHz base / 1683 MHz boost / 11124 MHz memory clock
Gaming Mode – 1544 MHz base / 1657 MHz boost / 11016 MHz memory clock
Silent Mode – 1480 MHz base / 1582 MHz boost / 11016 MHz memory clock
For connectivity options, is has the usual Dual Link DVI port, two HDMI ports and two DisplayPorts. It draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connector; and power consumption is reported to be at 250W and will require at least 600W of power supply.
MSI hasn’t disclosed its suggested retail price yet, but the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO is expected to go on sale starting October 12, 2017.