MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO 8GB PCI-E w/ HDMI, Triple DP, USB-C

MX78179 GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO 8GB PCI-E w/ HDMI, Triple DP, USB-C
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SUPER POWERS OF TURING

RT CORES

Dedicated ray tracing hardware enables fast real-time ray tracing with physically accurate shadows, reflections, refractions, and global illumination.

TENSOR CORES

Artificial intelligence is driving the greatest technology advancement in history, and Turing is bringing it to computer graphics. Experience AI-processing horsepower that accelerates gaming performance with NVIDIA DLSS.

NEXT-GEN SHADING

Variable Rate Shading focuses processing on areas of rich detail, boosting performance. Mesh Shaders advanced geometry processing supports way more objects per-scene, allowing more complex worlds.

CONCURRENT PROCESSING

Simultaneous floating point and integer processing enables Turing GPUs to more efficiently process the compute heavy workloads of modern games.

Product Info

THE RETURN OF THE BEAST

The GeForce RTX 20 Series GAMING TRIO is the return of MSI’s mighty three-fan graphics card. Only reserved for the most powerful of GPU’s, the TRIO Series features a mix of black and gunmetal grey with elegant shapes and a classy brushed metal backplate that matches the front. This looks great with the gorgeous RGB effects found on the front and the side of the card, which can be controlled using MSI’s Mystic Light software and made to synchronize with other RGB components.

Features

BRILLIANT DISPLAY OF COLORS

Put on a colorful display using the MSI Mystic Light utility. Choose your unique look from millions of available colors and provide a finishing touch with any of the predefined animated effects. A fresh new look & feel is just a few clicks away. Not feeling the hype or just prefer to go dark for a bit? Turning the LEDs off is just as easy.

WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK

Rocking a classy brushed look, the backplate on the GAMING series provides a nice visual finish to the card. It also strengthens the card and thanks to some cleverly placed thermal pads even helps to keep temperatures low.

DYNAMIC BACKPLATE

Besides toughening the card, the backplate also helps to passively cool the card. Using thermal pads to transfer the heat and holes to increase airflow and dissipation.

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TRI-FROZR THERMAL DESIGN

MSI’s reputation for excellent cooling is well known and continued by the new TRI-FROZR cooler. Using three fans on a huge heatsink ensures a cool & quiet experience for you.

SOLID THERMALS

Combining aerodynamics and structural strength, the thermal module helps to prevent bending and improves cooling performance.

TORX 3.0 FAN

A brand new version of the iconic MSI TORX fan pushes the limits of thermal performance yet further than before. The new trims clearly visible on the traditional fan blade create a focused airflow which in turn is pushed down by the dispersion fan blades for increased static pressure.

TORX 3.0 FAN

Dispersion Fan Blade

has a special curved blade which accelerates the airflow, increasing its effectiveness.

Traditional Fan Blade

pushes down a steady airflow to the massive heatsink below.

GAMING WITH BALLS OF STEEL

Double Ball Bearings give the unique MSI TORX Fans 3.0 a strong and lasting core for years of smooth gaming. They also remain virtually silent while spinning under load, keeping your graphics card cool during intense and lengthy gaming sessions.

TORX 3.0 FAN

MASTERY OF AERODYNAMICS

In our quest to provide the best cooling, we have mastered the art of Aerodynamics.

Aerodynamics

Wave-curved fins allow the airflow to pass more smoothly, resulting in less noise.

Airflow Control Technology guides the airflow directly onto the heatpipes, while simultaneously creating more surface area for the air to absorb more heat before leaving the heatsink.

ZERO FROZR: STAY UNDETECTED

First introduced in 2008 by MSI, ZERO FROZR technology stops the fans completely when temperatures are relatively low, eliminating all fan noise when no cooling is needed. When the heat is on during gaming, the fans will automatically start spinning again to keep your powerhouse cool.

FANS SPINNING

FANS SPINNING
During intense gaming or benchmarking

FANS STOP

FANS STOP
Completely silent during idle, multimedia or light gaming

ZERO FROZR

POWER COOLING PLATE

A dedicated aluminum plate covers the power delivery components to provide direct cooling for optimized performance.

Concentrated Heatpipes

TENSE COOLING

Tightly bolted onto the PCB, the heatsink provides better heat dissipation and strengthens the card.

TIGHTLY

CONCENTRATED HEATPIPES

The copper heatpipes running through the massive array of aluminum fins are the key to spreading the heat along the full length of the heatsink. At the point where they touch base and collect the heat, they are consolidated as close as possible for maximum effect.

Concentrated Heatpipes

COPPER BASEPLATE

To temper the heat generated by a powerful GPU, MSI GAMING series graphics cards use a solid nickel-plated copper base plate. The base plate catches the heat from the GPU and transfers it to the heat pipes for dissipation so you can keep cool.

Concentrated Heatpipes

THERMAL COMPOUND X

Every detail counts when it comes to creating the ultimate thermal design, which is why MSI Graphics Cards use a premium thermal compound to make sure it outlives the competition.

Concentrated Heatpipes

THERMAL PADDING

Ample amounts of thermal pads are used to allow various components to transfer heat to the heatsink for better cooling.

Concentrated Heatpipes

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TRACES OF BRILLIANCE

Underneath all the metal are the multilayered electric highways that make up the Printed Circuit Board. They connect all the vital components and allow them to communicate at lightning speed.

AMPLIFIED PCB

Using thicker layers of copper enables faster and cleaner signal transmission for sustained performance.

Custom PCB

CLOSE QUARTERS COOLING + ANTI BENDING

A die-cast metal sheet acts as a Close Quarters Heatsink for the memory modules and doubles as an Anti-Bending safeguard by connecting to the IO Bracket. The power phases towards the right side are covered by a plate that is fused directly to the heatsink for excellent cooling.

CLOSE QUARTERS COOLING

CUSTOM PCB DESIGN

Not all circuit boards are created equal. MSI custom PCB Design provides a beefed up power delivery for pushing the card to its limits and uses more layers and a larger surface area to provide ultimate stability.

CLOSE QUARTERS COOLING

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EXPERIENCE

Get the most out of your MSI graphics card in terms of performance and experience almost unlimited customization options with the included software.

DRAGON CENTER

To improve the experience with MSI software, we have embarked on a quest to consolidate as much of our software as possible into one unified suite. We are excited to share the first version of this gargantuan project which will be known as Dragon Center.

Eventually Dragon Center will be the only MSI software you need to install for full functionality of your MSI Desktop, Graphics Card, Motherboard or even Gaming Gear. Thanks to a modular concept, the application will automatically detect new MSI hardware once added. Based on the hardware in your system it will offer the relevant software drivers for your specific setup.

This is the very first step in a new direction and Dragon Center will evolve to grow and improve in the months ahead.

Please try the current BETA build of Dragon Center and let us know what you think!

MYSTIC LIGHT SOFTWARE

With the latest version of Mystic Light Software, controlling all your RGB-lit components is easy. The software detects all compatible products from both MSI and other brands and lists them for you to control individually or linked together.

MYSTIC LIGHT SOFTWARE

MYSTIC LIGHT SYNC:
SYNCHRONIZE YOUR LED EXPERIENCE

With the convenience of Mystic Light Sync, you can control RGB LED solutions from other brands, such as CPU coolers, keyboards and mice or RGB system fans.

Mystic Light Sync

Works with certified Mystic Light Sync products:

Custom PCBCustom PCB

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AFTERBURNER

MSI Afterburner is the world's most recognized and widely used graphics card Overclocking software. It gives you full control of your graphics card and enables you to monitor your system’s key metrics in real-time.

Afterburner UI

Afterburner UI

OC SCANNER

The latest version of MSI Afterburner features OC Scanner for RTX 20 series graphics cards. OC Scanner is an automated function that will find the highest stable overclock settings for your card. Giving you a free performance boost for a smooth in-game experience thanks to higher FPS.

Download MSI Afterburner

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THE FUTURE OF GAMING

The smoothest, fastest and most exciting gaming experience ever by eliminating screen tearing, display stutter and input lag.

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Ultra-high resolution (UHD) delivers 4x the resolution of 1080p content, enabling much sharper and crisper images with delicate details during gaming.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhances your gaming world with higher contrast and brighter colors than you've ever seen before.

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PREPARE FOR VR with MSI

To experience and enjoy the impressive world of Virtual Reality, high-performance hardware is required. MSI, world leading brand in high-end gaming and eSports, provides the right advice to make sure your system is VR Ready. Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies in recommended MSI VR gaming hardware for smooth performance. Together with our VR partners, MSI brings gamers an extremely realistic VR experience where games come alive.

MSI APp Player

MSI APP PLAYER

Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.

GEFORCE FEATURES

NVIDIA TURING™ ARCHITECTURE

GeForce® RTX is powered by NVIDIA Turing™, the world’s most advanced GPU architecture for gamers and creators. Get truly next-gen performance and features with dedicated AI and ray tracing cores for the ultimate experience.

GET SUPER POWERS

The new GeForce RTX SUPER™ Series has even more cores and higher clocks, bringing you performance that’s up to 25% faster than the original RTX 20 Series and 6X faster than the previous-generation 10 Series GPUs. It’s time to gear up and get super powers.

GEFORCE EXPERIENCE

Capture and share videos, screenshots, and livestreams with friends. Keep your drivers up to date and optimize your game settings. GeForce Experience™ lets you do it all. It’s the essential companion to your GeForce graphics card.

G-SYNC

NVIDIA® G-SYNC® gives you more of what you want in a gaming experience. Smooth, tear-free immersion. Game-changing technology. And refresh rates up to 240 Hz for unbeatable performance. Every game. Every time.

FRAMES WIN GAMES

Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS demand 240 or 144 FPS. Be the last one standing with the unbeatable performance of your GeForce graphics cards.

NVIDIA STUDIO

A new age of creativity is upon us, with the creative apps you depend on moving faster than you ever imagined. NVIDIA GPUs accelerate your work with incredible boosts in performance. Welcome to NVIDIA Studio—and your new, more creative, process.

BROADCAST LIKE A PRO

GeForce RTX™ give you the best of both worlds—a dedicated hardware encoder that unlocks the ability to game and stream simultaneously with superior quality. RTX graphics cards are optimized for your favorite streaming apps, like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), to give you maximum performance for your live stream.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Microsoft® DirectX® 12 API, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4/5
  • DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b
  • Designed for USB Type-C™ and VirtualLink™*
  • HDCP 2.2
  • NVIDIA® GPU Boost™
  • VR Ready

* In preparation for the emerging VirtualLink standard, Turing GPUs have implemented hardware support according to the “VirtualLink Advance Overview”. To learn more about VirtualLink, please see http://www.virtuallink.org.

System Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Linux 64-bit
  • PCI Express x16 Slot
  • 650W Power Supply with
  • 2 x 8-pin PCI-E power connectors

Specifications

Chipset GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER
CUDA Cores 3072 CUDA Cores
Engine Clock Boost: 1845 MHz
   
Memory 8 GB GDDR6
Memory Clock 15.5 Gbps
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 496 GB/sec
   
Bus Interface PCI Express x16 3.0
SLI Capable Yes, NV Link 2-Way
   
Lighting RGB LED Lighting w/ MSI Mystic Light Sync
Cooler MSI Tri-Frozr 2.5 slot cooler w/ triple TORX 3.0 fans
   
Resolution & Refresh Rate Digital: 7680 x 4320
Max. Display Support 4
   
Connectors  
DVI None
HDMI 1 x HDMI 2.0b
DisplayPort 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
USB 1 x USB Type-C
Video Out HDMI
HDCP Support Yes 2.2
Video In N/A
   
Power Consumption 250 W
Power Connectors 8-pin x 2
   
Dimensions 328 x 140 x 56.5 mm
Weight 1531 g