MSI SUPRIM CLASSIC with AD102 GPU and old RTX logo
This card is new and old.
MSI has just revealed its new RTX 4090 SUPRIM series graphics card. However, there is nothing particularly “special” about this design. The classic models apply an older cooling design, which is the same design that was used for the RTX 3090 Ti series.
With the introduction of the RTX 40 cards, MSI showed off its updated SUPRIM coolers. The new card uses a Tri Frozr 3S cooler with Torx Fan 5.0. It also has a steam room. The Classic features Tri Frozr 2S and Torx 4.0 fans, but there’s no steam room here.
The new SUPRIM is heavier (2.4kg vs. 2.16kg) and slightly thicker (7.8cm vs. 7.1cm), but has nearly the same length and width. There shouldn’t be a difference in terms of performance either, as both cards are clocked up to 2640MHz (with MSI Center software overclocking). What MSI doesn’t confirm is the maximum TDP for a classic GPU, so there may be overclocking limitations if there are any.
The back panel is of the old design, with the old GeForce RTX logo and even MSI’s gaming dragon which is no longer used on the updated SUPRIM cards.
So far, the SUPRIM CLASSIC has only been confirmed by the MSI China website. It’s not clear if this means the card will be exclusive to this market, but it seems unlikely. The company also launched the SUPRIM non-X Classic model, which has lower hours. The same hours are offered by the 2022 Tri Frozr 3S variant.
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