Can a graphics card be so thick that it borders on being obnoxious? That’s a question that’s been raised again by MSI’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X, a premium version of NVIDIA’s upcoming flagship graphics card that will take up not two, not three, but nearly four slots in height. Leaked specifications shared by VideoCardz can confirm that the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X features a 3.5-slot design, making it one of the thickest graphics card in the current generation. MSI’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X will also be unique for being one of the first graphics cards to feature the new 16-pin PCIe Gen 5 power connector, a design choice that was presumably prompted at least in part by its 480-watt TDP. This is 60 watts higher than the GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X’s power specification.
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X leaked, 3.5-slot design with 16-pin connector and 480W TDP (VideoCardz)
The SUPRIM X is a full custom graphics card with triple-fan and 3.5-slot design. The card offers full implementation of the GA102 with 10752 CUDA cores. By far the most significant upgrade comes to the memory subsystem, now featuring 21 Gbps and 2 GB GDDR6X modules (Micron IZU47 D8BZC).
This model has increased GPU clock to 1950 MHz and 1965 MHz for Gaming and Extreme modes respectively, while NVIDIA reference clock is 1860 MHz. This comes at a cost of higher TDP of 480W (+30W) but this is still within the range available through the new PCIe Gen5 16-pin power connector and PCIe slot of 525W (450W + 75W).
The RTX 3090 Ti SUPRIM X is a very thick 3.5 slot design that weights 2.1 kg, 200g more than the RTX 3090 SUPRIM. There are no changes to the display output configuration, however the card now has a three-slot I/O bracket, and that’s still not enough to cover the card’s height. The MSI RTX 3090 Ti will launch on March 29th. The official pricing has not yet been confirmed.