MSI Announces Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING TRIO Graphics Cards

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MSI has announced its Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING TRIO graphics cards. Based on the RDNA 2 architecture, they feature 5,120 stream processors, 16 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus, and a boost clock of up to 2,340 MHz for the GAMING X TRIO model. Its display options comprise 3x DP 1.4 and 1x HDMI 2.1 ports.

Original Press Release

MSI is proud to officially announce the Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO graphics card, powered by the groundbreaking AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture. AMD Radeon™ RX 6900 XT graphics cards provide new levels of performance, incredible visual fidelity and advanced features to power amazing 4K gaming experiences.


The AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture at the core of the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Series is designed to deliver the optimal combination of performance and efficiency. It features a breakthrough high-speed design and enhanced power efficiency, designed to deliver higher performance with lower power consumption, and a new cache hierarchy designed to minimize data movement, latency, and power usage. In addition, support for DirectX® 12 Ultimate provides gamers with a powerful blend of raytracing, compute, and rasterized effects to elevate games to a new level of realism.

The Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO graphics card has been refreshed with a new look while maintaining the same great balance between the performance, cooling and quiet operation that gamers demand. Mystic Light adorns the exterior of the graphics card, illuminating color in sync with the rest of the PC through Mystic Light Sync and Ambient Link, all controlled with the Dragon Center software utility.

The Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING X TRIO graphics card also features:

  • Torx Fan 4.0 – A new fan design features pairs of fan blades bound together with an outer link, forming a rim that focuses airflow into the updated TRI FROZR 2 cooling system.
  • Core Pipes – Precision-machined for maximum contact over the GPU and to spread the heat along the full length of the heatsink for optimal cooling.
  • Metal Backplate – A matte-finish backplate not only reinforces the graphics card, but also provides efficient passive cooling with the implementation of thermal pads.


MSI Afterburner is the world’s most recognized and widely used graphics card overclocking software. It gives gamers full control of their graphics card and enables them to monitor key system metrics in real-time. Afterburner provides a free performance boost for a smooth in-game experience thanks to higher FPS. The latest version of Afterburner supports the new Radeon RX 6900 XT Series graphics cards by MSI.


Dragon Center unifies all MSI software for components, desktops, laptops, and peripherals within a brand-new software platform. Gamers can customize graphics card performance in the software, such as with Gaming Mode that instantly optimizes the hardware for the best gaming experience, including SSD, monitor, and network settings. This budding new software platform will continue to improve and evolve with more exclusive functions and benefits for MSI users.


The MSI GAMING X TRIO Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card is expected to be available at the beginning of February 2021.


GPUAMD Radeon RX 6900 XTAMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
InterfacePCI Express® Gen 4PCI Express® Gen 4
Stream Processors5120 (80 Compute Units)5120 (80 Compute Units)
Core ClockBoost : Up to 2340MHz /
Game : 2105MHz
Boost: Up to 2250MHz /
Game: 2015MHz
Memory SpeedD16 Gbps16 Gbps
Memory16GB GDDR616GB GDDR6
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit
OutputDisplayPort x 3 (v1.4)
HDMI x 1 (Supports 4K@120Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1)
DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4)
HDMI x 1 (Supports 4K@120Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1)
HDCP SupportYY
Power consumption300W300W
Power connectors8-pin x 38-pin x 3
Recommended PSU850 W850 W
Card Dimension(mm)324x 141x 55 mm324x 141x 55 mm
Weight (Card / Package)1576g / 2381g1576g / 2381g
DirectX Version Support12 API12 API
OpenGL Version Support4.64.6
Maximum Displays44
VR ReadyYY
Digital Maximum Resolution7680 x 43207680 x 4320
Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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