If you remember, unlike Asus and Gigabyte, MSI had no plans to release RX 7900 “Made by AMD” (MBA) reference graphics cards, and they still don’t. Instead of the reference design, MSI decided to go for its own custom design from the very beginning and therefore introduced the Radeon RX 7900 Gaming Trio Classic graphics cards during the CES 2023 event, and now and after several weeks, It has started offering them at prices higher than MSRP.
Offering RX 7900 Gaming Trio graphics cards at a higher price than MSRP
As we said, it was last month during the CES 2023 event that MSI introduced Radeon RX 7900 Gaming Trio Classic custom graphics cards. But it took almost a month for these graphics cards to hit the US market, and they’re only recently listed on Newegg, not even on MSI’s official US store.
These graphics cards have a higher price than the reference model due to the custom design. The Radeon RX 7900 XTX model of this series is listed at $1,099.99 and the Radeon RX 7900 XT model of this series is listed at $949.99, which are $200 and $50 more than the reference models (AMD’s own MSRP), respectively. In addition, there is no free shipping for the more expensive XTX model and we don’t know why.
Gaming Trio Classic series graphics cards have a custom board and their power input is provided through three 8-pin ports. The cooling used in this series is the same Gaming Trio cooling used in custom models of Radeon RX 6900. In fact, the RX 7900 Gaming Trio graphics cards are very similar to the RX 6950 XT graphics cards; with the difference that unlike the previous generation, there is no RGB lighting on their back tray.
The future of MSI and AMD collaboration…?
Unfortunately, as of now, MSI has no plans to release RX 7900 graphics cards under the Suprim series or even the new generation Gaming Trio series with a new cooler. In fact, this company has not released any custom graphics cards from the RX 7900 family until now, and even these two models are equipped with the previous generation cooler. We hope that the situation has not progressed towards the darkening of the relationship between MSI and AMD and that these two companies will continue their cooperation as before.
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