Since the launch of RTX 3090(NVIDIA’s so-called BFGPU) last month, the supply has been insufficient. Despite the card’s high MRP of $1500, people have been purchasing it both online and physically. At the launch, no cards were available by NVIDIA’s manufacturing partners, but a Reddit user was able to get his hand on MSI GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X through a faulty graphic card swap. The Reddit user “Wet-Goat” received MSI RTX 3090 SUPRIM X in a swap for the defective ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3090.
It is believed that the MSI RTX 3090 SUPRIM X has a turbo boost of 1,965, which is 270 MHz faster than the default 1,695 MHz turbo boost of NVIDIA’s Founders Edition. As per the Redditt user, the card maxes out at 107% in MSI burner.
Many pictures of the MSI RTX 3090 SUPRIM are available on Redditt, and these pictures indicate that the card has a heat sink that has the same length as the card. Three fans keep the heatsink cool. For connectivity, the card has three eight-pin PCI Express connectors, and each connector is capable of handling 150W. These figures match what the GPU reports to the BIOS. The card also has RGB lighting, which can be configured through MSI’s Mystic Light Sync.
The MSI RTX 3090 SUPRIM X also has some extra accessories compared to NVIDIA’s Founders Edition cards. One of them is a stand to reduce the pressure the card puts on the PCI Express slot. The card is pretty heavy as it features a large heatsink, three fans, and a fully-metal shroud, including a metal backplate. As per Wet-Goat, the card is 332 millimeters long.
We can expect the MSI RTX 3090 SUPRIM X to arrive as sources say that MSI has plans to launch the card later this month. The pricing and benchmarks are unknown, but the card’s release can reduce the high prices and solve the supply issue.