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During the latest episode of MSI Insider (via VideoCardz), hosts Michiel Berkhout and Eric Van Beurden talked a little bit about the company’s custom Radeon RX 6800 Series graphics cards. While these models are already listed on the official site, they did share the unfortunate news that MSI will not be producing any SKUs beyond the Gaming Trio/Gaming X Trio series in the immediate future due to the lack of Navi 21 GPUs. What this means is that MSI and AMD fans will need to exercise patience for custom designs with flagship features, such as the new SUPRIM series’ state-of-the-art cooling system.

“[…] so this is our gaming card, it’s the Gaming X Trio, and like we have already told you before, maybe you’ve missed it, we are only going to focus on this,” Van Beurden said. “We didn’t plan any other SKUs, meaning blower-type fan design or SUPRIM […] because we don’t get enough supply. And it’s then better to only focus on one SKU […] in the future, we will see.”

MSI’s Radeon RX 6800 Series comprises four models: the Radeon RX 6800 Gaming Trio 16G, Radeon RX 6800 Gaming X Trio 16G, Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming Trio 16G, and Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio 16G. Pricing and availability appears to be unknown, but the Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming X Trio 16G features a boost clock that’s 35 MHz faster than AMD’s reference card.

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  1. This makes sense and I’m grateful it isn’t their card with the highest margin. (Or is it?) Here’s hoping it has a reasonable MSRP.
  2. Wishful thinking.
    There simply won’t be an AIB partner GPU anywhere near MSRP for the forseeable
    future….My guess is June 2021.
    They only way is if you can luck out on the actual AMD site.

    I just don’t see stock of any kind, anywhere until maybe summer.

  3. This makes sense and I’m grateful it isn’t their card with the highest margin. (Or is it?) Here’s hoping it has a reasonable MSRP.

    I imagine the Suprim (or whatever weird spelling it uses) is their highest. However, Trio X is definitely one of their higher margin cards.

    And, yeah, agreed – it makes sense to limit their designs if Big Navi is that limited.

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