MSI Refreshes Radeon RX 6800/6900 GAMING TRIO Series with Higher Clocks and Aluminum Backplates

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A newly refreshed version of the MSI Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING Z TRIO 16G has been spotted on an overseas retailer site. In turn, other refreshed Radeon RX 6800/6900 GAMING TRIO Series cards have now been spotted on the U.S. and Japan MSI sites.

The updated card now has a higher boost clock at 2310 MHz along with a new aluminum backplate upgrade. The previous backplate material was made from graphene. The card features 4,608 stream processors, a 2065 MHz game clock, and 16 GB DDR6 memory on a 256-bit bus.

It is a high-end model of the “Radeon RX 6800 XT GAMING X TRIO 16G” that we have delivered detailed verification before , and it is characterized by the boost clock being raised from 2,285MHz to 2,310MHz. In addition, the back plate material has been changed from graphene to aluminum to improve strength and cooling performance.

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The latest version of MSI’s iconic GAMING series regains the performance, low noise and aesthetics that hardcore gamers have recognized and trusted. A cool, quiet and powerful graphics card that lets you enjoy your favorite games as you like.

Cooling is achieved via the Torx 4.0 three-fan solution with Zero Frozr that stops the fans when idle. Other features include Mystic RGB lighting, 3x DP 1.4, and 1x HDMI 2.1 ports. It is powered by 3x 8-pin connectors with 300 W TDP. Pricing is estimated at 171,600 yen, or roughly $1486.98 USD. VideoCardz also spotted two RX 6800 cards along with a TRIO PLUS version of the RX 6800 XT, which are expected to have slightly higher clocks than their predecessors.

Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING TRIO Z + PLUS 16G Cards

Those who have been eyeing the Radeon RX 6900 XT series may want to consider the newest flagship cards. The Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING TRIO Z 16G features the highest boost clock of any current MSI Radeon card at 2425 MHz and a game clock of 2235 MHz, but now has an aluminum backplate. Another card in the 6900 XT lineup has also been introduced. The Radeon RX 6900 XT GAMING TRIO PLUS 16G has many of the same features as the Trio Z but a lower boost clock at 2365 MHz and game clock at 2165 MHz. Both cards have 3x 8-pin power connectors with a 300 W TDP. Display connectivity is achieved via 3x DP1.4 and 1x HDMI 2.1 ports. Pricing and availability have not been announced but could be forthcoming, as the original GAMING TRIO Z had been released a year ago in February 2021.

Sources: GDM (via VideoCardz), MSI (1, 2)

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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