Following Nvidia’s reveal of the GeForce RTX 3000 Series, MSI announced its own lineup of custom-cooled GPUs. MSI will offer two main product series of each Nvidia card in its first wave of products. The company named the return of the Gaming and Ventus lines, but there will be premium overclocked versions of the Ventus cards, too. The company plans to reveal more details during its livestream on September 2 @ 10 AM ET.
The full specs such as clock speeds, power requirements, and dimensions were not detailed, though we expect those will come soon enough. In the meantime we can at least focus on what we do know. The Gaming line will focus on balancing performance cooling and low noise and will feature custom RGB options. MSI also advertises an improved TORX Fan 4.0 design which it claims provides better air flow into the cooling system. The Ventus series is built for performance and comes with the TORX Fan 3.0. This series comes with triple and dual fan variants and focuses on utility over all else.
While Nvidia introduced an entirely new approach to cooling its reference model cards, we can see that MSI will largely continue to refine its existing designs. This will be particularly important for some system builders, as the reference models provide interesting upward heat transfer. Likewise, MSI cards will send heat downwards, which is of benefit to most CPU configurations.
The future is bright, fancy light
As previously stated, the MSI RTX 3000 cards will come in the Gaming or Ventus series. MSI plans to add more options down the line, but for now just the two series will drive production. MSI hasn’t mentioned any pricing as of yet, but the reference cards fall into the following price brackets. The 3070 goes for $499, the 3080 for $699, and the 3090 for $1499 (all prices are in USD). You should expect to pay a small premium for MSI versions, but prices will also fluctuate over time. All in all, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series cards sound phenomenal, so it will be exciting to learn when the MSI models will go up for sale and how they will benchmark. Tune in tomorrow during the livestream for more details.