System Configuration & Software
- CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K
- GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
- Mobo: ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex
- Ram: 16GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200MHz C16
- SSD: Toshiba OCZ RD400 512GB
- Chassis: Streacom 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.
To improve the experience with MSI software, we have embarked on a quest to consolidate as much of our software as possible into one unified suite. We are excited to share the first version of this gargantuan project which will be known as Dragon Center.
Eventually Dragon Center will be the only MSI software you need to install for full functionality of your MSI Desktop, Graphics Card, Motherboard or even Gaming Gear. Thanks to a modular concept, the application will automatically detect new MSI hardware once added. Based on the hardware in your system it will offer the relevant software drivers for your specific setup.
For our latest RTX 20 Series graphics cards, Dragon Center already supports features such as predefined performance profiles. However, it also allows you to create a custom performance profile that fits your needs.
The Gaming Mode button on the left side will automatically set your system to its highest performance settings to ensure the best gaming experience.
The Hardware Monitor function lets you keep an eye on vital system metrics in real-time. You can customize what you want to monitor.
This is the very first step in a new direction and Dragon Center will evolve to grow and improve in the months ahead.
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’s well-known tool doesn’t officially support Nvidia Turing just yet, Bet it seems to work with the latest beta.
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!
MSI’s Mystic light gives you nearly two dozen lighting options for the RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio, some are configurable to get the perfect lighting solution.