MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO Review: Page 4 of 9

Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 8:00am

A Closer Look

 

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

MSI’s included all-metal GPU brace makes sure the massive card doesn’t sag and continues in MSI’s aesthetics.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

Speaking of massive graphics cards, the RTX 2080 Super Gaming X Trio is a huge card. Besides the Duke series, the Gaming X Trio is the only other line of cards from MSI to feature a triple-fan cooler featuring ZERO FROZR driven TORX 3.0 Fans.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

The Gaming X Trio has 4 areas of lighting on the front of the card centered top and bottom between the fans.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

The side of the card has MSI’s logo and dragon plus the GeForce RTX insignia.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

And yes, it lights up as well.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

The backplate is a beautiful gun-metal colored brushed aluminum plate.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

The opposing patterns add a little something as do the cutouts.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

The front end of the backplate has MSI’s logo painted over the brushed finish in a soft black.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

Display outputs include a trio of Display Port 1.4, a single HDMI 2.0b and a USB type-C with VirtualPort support.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

MSI’s TORX 3.0 fans over the new wave-curved fins on the heat sink makes quite the striking combination.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

MSI’s TORX 3.0 fans use two different blade types create a very concentrated airflow stream for better cooling.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

The Gaming X Trio just looks spectacular in the dark.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

…and it looks just as good in the light!

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