In addition to the Nvidia RTX 4080 Founders Edition that I have already taken a look at for the launch, we did also receive an aftermarket card as well. MSI sent over their RTX 4080 Gaming X Trio which will be the first aftermarket 4000 series card we have had in the office. Because of that, I am excited to see how it performs differently compared to the Founders Edition, especially with an overclock and a completely different outlook on how to keep the card cool. Beyond that, I’m also curious to see what MSI is doing for styling this generation so let’s dig in and check it out.

Product Name: MSI RTX 4080 Gaming X Trio

Review Sample Provided by: MSI

Written by: Wes Compton

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Model Name

GeForce RTX™ 4080 16GB GAMING X TRIO

Graphics Processing Unit

NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 16GB


PCI Express® Gen 4

Boost Clocks

2595 MHz

Cuda® Cores

9728 Units

Memory Speed

22.4 Gbps



Memory Bus



DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4a)

HDMI™ x 1 (Supports 4K@120Hz HDR, 8K@60Hz HDR, and Variable Refresh Rate as specified in HDMI 2.1a)

Hdcp Support


Power Connectors

16-pin x 1

Recommended PSU

850 W (Min.750W)

Card Dimension (mm)

337 x 140 x 67 mm

Weight (card / package)

1876 g / 2816 g

Directx Version Support

12 Ultimate

Opengl Version Support


Maximum Displays


G-Sync® Technology


Digital Maximum Resolution





Before getting into testing I did also run GPUz to double-check that our clock speeds match up with the specifications. The 4080 Gaming X Trio came in the silent setting and running at 2595 MHz clock speed which is overclocked over the stock speed we saw on the RTX 4080 Founders Edition which ran at 2505 MHz. This also documents the BIOS version of our test card and the driver which was the pre-release driver that Nvidia provided.

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