Recap: AMD launched the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT final Tuesday and all their common board companions participated, bar one. MSI was conspicuously absent and has virtually completely ignored the brand new era, prompting followers to ask when the corporate plans on releasing its customized designs for the GPUs.
MSI has hardly acknowledged the 2 new AMD GPUs regardless of them being on the calendar for greater than a month. Its web site nonetheless hasn’t been up to date and continues to proudly promote the 6950 XT. MSI’s solely touch upon the brand new era is a retweet of an AMD promotional video with a caption saying that the GPUs will likely be out there quickly.
— MSI Gaming (@msigaming) December 13, 2022
As the rumors began to swell final week, Andreas Schilling from HardwareLuxx.de shared his understanding that MSI was ready till subsequent yr to unveil its customized playing cards. He says that MSI has chosen to not use any AMD reference designs this era, together with the usual reference design that AMD encourages all its board companions to resell with their logos slapped on the aspect. MSI has offered reference designs like that previously.
It’s unusual that MSI is to this point behind. It’s usually one of many first corporations to share photos of its prototypes. In our testing, the reference designs for each the 7900 XTX and 7900 XT appeared fairly good — the previous peaked at 80c and the latter at 76c throughout an hour of strenuous gaming whereas the followers stayed below 2,000 RPM and the clocks and quantity held at an inexpensive stage.
Reports MSI is not going to have any Radeon RX 7900 XT(X) playing cards aren’t true. MSI is skipping MBA (Made by AMD) designs and can current customized designs in Q1 2023.
— Andreas Schilling 🇺🇦 (@aschilling) December 16, 2022
Maybe MSI was apprehensive about investing in a pair of merchandise that it knew AMD had overhyped. Yet regardless of the detrimental reactions that the launch drew from the press and the neighborhood, the GPUs have generated sufficient buzz to get themselves off retailer cabinets. It seems like MSI has probably misplaced a big slice of the vacation gross sales by dallying.
MSI may rectify the state of affairs and announce their customized playing cards in just some weeks at CES 2023. But it would take them longer to get the GPUs available on the market and into shops. At least if you would like one, you have got extra time to avoid wasting up the $1,000 for the 7900 XTX or the $900 for the 7900 XT.