We are in the age of “thicc” and “big chungus” graphics cards, where a 4-slot or 3-slot graphics card is “normal”. Gone are the days when a single-slot card is an option. Even an entry-level graphics card is already a 2-slot or even 2.5-slot thick. MSI has recently announced its latest SLIM Series graphics card, where the 4060 Ti 16GB and 4070 are 46mm thick, and the 4070 Ti is 51 mm thick. An RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Slim cards are also in the way, but I expect higher temps than their 3-4 slot counterparts. MSI’s RTX 4060 Ti 16GB, RTX 4070, and RTX 4070 Ti SLIM cards are now available. You can check more details from the official news release and where to get one below.
MSI Introduces GAMING SLIM Series Graphics Cards
As a leading brand in True Gaming hardware, MSI is excited to introduce the GAMING SLIM Family, a new graphics card series powered by NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 series graphics processors. While maintaining the most iconic GAMING elements from the long-standing MSI GAMING series, GAMING SLIM is even thinner and lighter, allowing for flexible system assembly while promising high-performance capabilities. The GAMING SLIM series is available with the GeForce RTX 4090, GeForce RTX 4080, GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, GeForce RTX 4070, and GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics processors.
Powered by NVIDIA’s Ada Lovelace architecture, RTX™ 40 Series graphics cards offer unparalleled speed, ushering in a new era of performance, immersive gaming, AI capabilities, and lightning-fast content creation for gamers and creators alike.
Slim design, mighty action
GAMING SLIM is available in both black and white versions, embodying GAMING characteristics through bold lines, clean edges, RGB hues on a sleek appearance, and a ventilation cutout in the backplate. Despite its slim profile, its advanced thermal capability isn’t compromised. The cooling system, driven by MSI’s current-generation thermal solution, TRI FROZR 3, incorporates TORX FAN 5.0 with pairs of three fan blades connected by an outer link.
This design forms a rim that directs airflow into the updated thermal module underneath. The system also features a nickel-plated copper baseplate and up to 8 Core Pipes at the heart of the heatsink, effectively dissipating heat. Furthermore, a metal backplate with a flow-through opening enhances heat dissipation and strength. Mystic Light synchronizes exterior illumination with the PC using Mystic Light Sync and Ambient Link technologies.
Appealing option for enthusiasts
Lighter and slimmer than standard GAMING variants, GAMING SLIM is tailored for individuals building gaming setups in tight spaces. This ensures optimal airflow and circulation within the PC case. Furthermore, equipped with top-notch thermal design and advanced features like ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS, it’s easier to enjoy more lifelike and immersive visuals, improved image quality, and enhanced frame rates. The GAMING SLIM series perfectly suits creative professionals, esports competitors, livestream broadcasters, creators, and more.
Pricing and Availability
MSI’s GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, RTX 4070, and RTX 4070 Ti Slim graphics cards are now available. The 4060 Ti Slim and 4070 Slim cards currently retail for around $510 and $660, respectively. No word on the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Gaming Slim cards yet.
Check the latest pricing and availability: (#ad)
MSI RTX 4060 Ti Gaming X Slim White 16G is available on Amazon.com here.
GeForce RTX 4070 Gaming X Slim 12G is available on Amazon.com here.
GeForce RTX4070 Ti Gaming X Slim 12G is available on Amazon.com here.
We don’t have a SLIM card on our hands. But if you want to know how an RTX 4070, 4070 Ti or 4060 Ti performs, you can check some of our reviews below.
GeForce RTX 4060 Ti (8GB) review
GeForce RTX 4070 review
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti review