MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO Review: Page 2 of 11

Posted by Damon Bailey on Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:00am

Features & Specifications

 

BRILLIANT DISPLAY OF COLORS

Put on a colorful display using the MSI Mystic Light utility. Choose your unique look from millions of available colors and provide a finishing touch with any of the predefined animated effects. A fresh new look & feel is just a few clicks away. Not feeling the hype or just prefer to go dark for a bit? Turning the LEDs off is just as easy.

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WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK

Rocking a classy brushed look, the backplate on the GAMING TRIO series provides a nice visual finish to the card. It also strengthens the card and thanks to some cleverly placed thermal pads even helps to keep temperatures low.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

TRI-FROZR THERMAL DESIGN

Using three of the award-winning TORX 2.0 Fans with Double Ball Bearings, Tri-Frozr is the pinnacle of air cooling.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

TORX FAN 3.0

A brand new version of the iconic MSI TORX fan pushes the limits of thermal performance yet further than before. The new trims clearly visible on the traditional fan blade create a focused airflow which in turn is pushed down by the dispersion fan blades for increased static pressure.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

GAMING WITH BALLS OF STEEL

Double Ball Bearings give the unique MSI TORX 3.0 Fans a strong and lasting core for years of smooth gaming. They also remain virtually silent while spinning under load, keeping your graphics card cool during intense and lengthy gaming sessions.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

MASTERY OF AERODYNAMICS

In our quest to provide the best cooling, we have mastered the art of Aerodynamics.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

Wave-curved fins allow the airflow to pass more smoothly, resulting in less noise.

  • Air hits the surface of the fins from the top. If the fins are flat, the air hitting the surface will create some turbulence, which can be perceived as noise. By curving the surface the air hits, turbulence and noise are reduced.

Airflow Control Technology guides the airflow directly onto the heatpipes, while simultaneously creating more surface area for the air to absorb more heat before leaving the heatsink.

  • Air hits the protruding parts and is steered in the direction of the heatpipes (where most of the heat is concentrated), thus providing more direct airflow to the heatpipes, cooling them.

ZERO FROZR – COOLING ON DEMAND

First introduced in 2008 by MSI, ZERO FROZR technology stops the fans completely when temperatures are relatively low, eliminating all fan noise when no cooling is needed. When the heat is on during gaming, the fans will automatically start spinning again to keep your powerhouse cool.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

CONCENTRATED HEATPIPES

The copper heatpipes running through the massive array of aluminum fins are the key to spreading the heat along the full length of the heatsink. At the point where they touch base and collect the heat, they are consolidated as close as possible for maximum effect.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

COPPER BASEPLATE

To temper the heat generated by a powerful GPU, MSI GAMING series graphics cards use a solid nickel-plated copper base plate. The base plate catches the heat from the GPU and transfers it to the heat pipes for dissipation so you can keep cool.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

THERMAL COMPOUND X

Every detail counts when it comes to creating the ultimate thermal design, which is why MSI Graphics Cards use a premium thermal compound to make sure it outlives the competition.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

TRACE OF BRILLIANCE

Underneath all the metal is the multilayered electric highways that make up the Printed Circuit Board. They connect all the vital components and allow them to communicate at lightning speed.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

CLOSE QUARTERS COOLING + ANTI BENDING

A die-cast metal sheet acts as a Close Quarters Heatsink for the memory modules and doubles as an Anti-Bending safeguard by connecting to the IO Bracket. The power phases towards the right side are covered by a plate that is fused directly to the heatsink for excellent cooling.

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CUSTOM PCB DESIGN

Not all circuit boards are created equal. MSI custom PCB Design provides a beefed-up power delivery for pushing the card to its limits and uses more layers and a larger surface area to provide ultimate stability.

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HIGH-QUALITY COMPONENTS

One of the deciding factors in performance is the quality of the components used. These components have proven durable enough to withstand the torturous circumstances of extreme gaming and overclocking for extended usage.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

HI-C CAP WITH LOW TEMPERATURE & HIGH EFFICIENCY

Comparing to the 20000 hours lifetime of solid state capacitors, Hi-c CAP has not only 8 times longer lifespan (160000 hours in total) but also ultra-low impedance and ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) to provide better power supply stability and lower operating temperature.

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UNLOCK PERFORMANCE WITH SOFTWARE

Get the most out of your MSI graphics card in terms of performance and experience almost unlimited customization opt MYSTIC LIGHT SYNC:

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO

SYNCHRONIZE YOUR LED EXPERIENCE

With the convenience of Mystic Light Sync, you can control RGB LED solutions from other brands, such as CPU coolers, keyboards, and mice or RGB system fans.ions with the included software.

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