Gamers Rejoice, MSI Unveils GeForce RTX 4070 Super 12G Gaming X Slim Card

The first of NVIDIA’s refreshed GeForce RTX 40 Super collection GPUs to land at retail would be the GeForce RTX 4070 Super, which releases later this week—Wednesday, January 17 beginning at $599, to be exact. Gamers will be capable of select between NVIDIA’s Founders Edition (FE) card and several other customized fashions from its {hardware} companions, certainly one of which is MSI’s GeForce RTX 4070 Super Gaming X Slim MLG.

MSI’s ‘Gaming Slim’ collection denotes a “thinner variant of the Gaming collection whereas sustaining excessive efficiency capabilities and aggressive seems.” In this case, the size are listed at 307 x 125 x 46 millimeters (12.09 x 4.92 x 1.81 inches), with a listed weight of 982 grams (2.16 kilos). So it is nonetheless a big graphics card, although not fairly as large as some fashions that can make it to market. It’s additionally a dual-slot card.

In phrases of the “aggressive” styling, the GeForce RTX 4070 Super Gaming X Slim MLG sports activities MSI’s Tri Frozr 3 cooler, which wields three Torx 5.0 followers (every with MSI’s dragon brand) that purportedly ship 23% extra airflow in comparison with axial followers, and a crimson colour scheme. Other cooling options embody a nickel-plated copper baseplate and heatpipes which can be squared off to make direct contact with the baseplate.

On the bottom, customers can optionally slap on a particular version ornamental magnetic cowl with an anime theme. This comes included with the cardboard relatively than being offered individually, which is a pleasant contact. We additionally like that it attaches to the backplate, which implies customers will not need to take out any screws. Speaking of which, the anime-themed backplate primarily covers the screws and screw holes when hooked up for a cleaner look. The caveat is that it’s important to be into anime to understand the design.

It additionally partially covers an uncovered part of the aluminum-finned heatsink, so it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how airflow, temps, and total cooling compares with the duvet put in, versus the inventory backplate.

MSI’s Gaming X Slim card will get a 5W bump to 245W for the TGP, in comparison with NVIDIA’s 220W reference design, and 240W TGP for its personal FE mannequin. The card additionally ships with a good overclock—2,640MHz increase clock, or 2,655MHz by way of Extreme Performance mode (selectable within the MSI Center software program). NVIDIA’s reference specs name for a 2,475MHz increase clock.

There’s no phrase but on when MSI’s customized GeForce RTX 4070 Super Gaming X Slim card shall be obtainable or how a lot it can value. Generally talking, nonetheless, placeholders for customized fashions on Best Buy have been pretty near NVIDIA’s MSRPs for its Super refresh.

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