MSI Is Now Prioritizing GeForce RTX Cards Over Radeon GPUs

MSI has clarified its position regarding graphics cards, emphasizing to HardwareLuxx that it currently favors GeForce RTX cards. This doesn’t signify a total cessation of Radeon GPU production by the Taiwanese firm, nor does it indicate a permanent shift in company strategies. However, it does offer insight into the scarcity of MSI Radeon GPUs in retail channels.

“When it comes to graphics cards, our focus at the moment is actually more on RTX cards. Nevertheless, the collaboration with AMD is essential and extremely relevant for us. We see a very positive development, particularly in the area of ​​mainboards.”

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MSI issued its statement in reaction to the declining availability of its Radeon graphics cards, especially in Australia and Europe. While these cards remain accessible in the U.S. market, recent price cuts indicate MSI’s aim to swiftly move its remaining inventory.

According to Hardware Unboxed, MSI Radeon GPUs are reportedly discontinued, although MSI’s statement doesn’t explicitly confirm this. Nevertheless, the evidence indicates that MSI has indeed redirected its attention away from manufacturing Radeon GPUs. This shift is underscored by MSI’s absence from the launch of the Radeon RX 7800 XT/7700 XT, with no models released thus far.

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It’s apparent that MSI has only launched four models from the Radeon RX 7000 series, as compared to the 147 models in the GeForce RTX 40 lineup. This disparity in numbers is even more noticeable compared to the ratio between the Radeon RX 6000 and RTX 30 series, which comprises 39 and 128 models respectively.

MSI is not halting its collaboration with AMD; instead, the company remains engaged with AMD through its motherboard business, which MSI regards as “essential and extremely relevant.” However, this implies that building all MSI & AMD PCs will become even more challenging. With rumors suggesting that the RDNA4 series won’t focus on the high-end segment, it’s possible we won’t see many MSI Radeon GPUs in the foreseeable future.

Source: HardwareLuxx