MSI decided to introduce the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card with the classic SUPRIM cooler known as SUPRIM X Classic.
MSI Goes The Stylish Route With Classic GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM X Dedicated Graphics Cards
MSI has an interesting idea of reusing previous generation coolers with newer cards. The company has already announced Radeon RX 7900 Gaming Trio Classic cards that use the previous triple coolers and for the RTX 4090, the company appears to be offering the card in a variant that uses a first-generation SUPRIM cooler. Both cards are listed on MSI’s Chinese web page:
The MSI GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM X Classic is as big as ever with a heavier and larger cooler that weighs 2.4kg versus 2.16kg in the new design while measuring 7.8cm wide versus 7.1cm in the newer version. The previous SUPRIM X cooler used the Torx Fan 2.0 and Tri Frozr 2S design while the newer models use the Torx Fan 4.0 and Tri Frozr 3S design. We’ve used both cards, new and old SUPRIM X variants, and we know that the differences between these models aren’t complete beyond some visual changes and the way the heatsink works.
As for the specs, since both SUPRIM X heatsinks are very capable, MSI keeps the same boost clocks of 2640MHz but the TDP has yet to be confirmed. It will likely remain the same which peaks at a power limit of 530W and is connected by a single 16-pin connector.
Both cards have a dual BIOS switch and feature a full-length backplate with a 3.8-slot design. Now, MSI may offer better prices on its Classic GeForce RTX 4090 variants that should make the SUPRIM X feel like a better value compared to the ASUS ROG STRIX lineup while offering the same cool temperatures and lower noise levels that we love with MSI’s SUPRIM X series of graphics cards.
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