Although MSI chooses to delay the release of AMD reference models for the time being, it keeps its commitment to introduce the first Radeon 7000 GPUs in January. The company has finally disclosed the complete specifications for its new Radeon RX 7900 series, which also indicates that MSI will not be supporting AMD standard models, as none are listed so far.
The new MSI Gaming Trio Classic is built on AMD’s RX 7900 XTX and XT GPUs. Both cards are currently listed on the MSI website and through a few third-party sellers. MSI reports that Gaming Trio Classic GPUs will utilize AMD’s default clock speeds, meaning there will be no factory overclocking.
The Classic variants are very identical to the Radeon RX 6900 lineup. The RX 7900 XT card tends to utilize the same cooling architecture as the RX 6950XT Gaming Trio model; however, the support plate and rear plate have been redesigned to match the design of the Navi 31. As compared to the previous generation, this one doesn’t include an RGB LED strip on the rear plate.
The MSI RX 7900 Gaming X trio features a 2.5-slot configuration with three fans. Both cards have dimensions of 32.5×14.1×5.6 centimeters; therefore, they are not the thickest RX 7900 cards available. The fact that both variants are integrated with 3x8pin power connections may be of interest. French reseller currently lists MSI RX 7900 series at €1230 and €1130 for XTX and XT versions, respectively. However, there are no cards in stock; thus, their availability is uncertain.