MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO Review

System Configuration & Software

CPU: Intel Core i7-7820X

Mobo: MSI X299 Tomahawk Acrtic

Ram: 64GB (4x16GB) GeIL EVO Spear 3200Mhz

SSD: Samsung 960 Pro 2TB

Chassis: Open BenchTable

OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional


All testing was performed at stock settings with the exception of system memory that had its XMP profile enabled.


MSI Dragon Eye
Know the feeling of having only one display but still, want to watch a game guide or tournament stream while playing a game? Switching screens can be very inconvenient in this case. MSI proudly presents a new application that will make this problem belong to the past. Introducing MSI Dragon Eye.

MSI Dragon Eye allows you to watch a YouTube video or Twitch Stream while playing a game simultaneously. Simply add a link or stream to the Dragon Eye application and select the size, position, volume, and transparency and start gaming. With a few hotkeys, you can start/pause your video or set the volume.


MSI Afterburner
MSI Afterburner is the world’s most recognized and widely used graphics card overclocking utility which gives you full control of your graphics cards. It also provides an incredibly detailed overview of your hardware and comes with some additional features such as customizing fan profiles, benchmarking and video recording. MSI Afterburner is available completely free of charge and can be used with graphics cards from all brands.

MSI Gaming App
Gaming App is an application designed to quickly control your system for improving gaming performance.

The Gaming App is also how we access the Trio of profiles the Gaming X Trio comes with.

Silent Mode

Gaming Mode

And finally, OC Mode.


Mystic Light

Customize and set up your own color scheme on MSI GAMING motherboards with Mystic Light. Make your build look on fire or cold as ice. You are in control. Simply select any of the colors from the palette to match your systems’ design. Tired of always the same color? Just change it to another one using the easy to use Mystic Light APP available on PC, phone and tablet, and make your PC look & feel brand new!

Mystic Light is how you control the RGB area of the Gaming X Trio, as well as other MSI products.

Even non-MSI based RGB Products such as our keyboard from G.Skill. While opening up an app to change lighting is fine, MSI knows the convenience and has a mobile base companion app as well.

Simply download the MSI Mystic Light app from your favorite app store, Google Play Store for Android shown here and install.

Connect to your local Wi-Fi, and fire the app up.

Pick the machine you want to control, in case you have multiple MSI based machines.

You’ll see the software on your desktop show remote control at this point.

Tweak to your heart’s content!

There are more than a dozen effects the Gaming X Trio is capable of alone. Pick your favorite one and go!

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