MSI SUPRIM CLASSIC with AD102 GPU and old RTX logo
This card is both new and old.
MSI has just introduced its new RTX 4090 card from the SUPRIM series. However, there is nothing particularly “superior” about this design. The Classic models implement an older cooling design, the same design used for the RTX 3090 Ti series.
With the introduction of the RTX 40 cards, MSI showed off its updated SUPRIM coolers. The new card accepts a Tri Frozr 3S cooler with Torx Fan 5.0. It also has a steam chamber. The classic model has Tri Frozr 2S and Torx 4.0 fans, but there is no vapor chamber here.
The new SUPRIM is heavier (2.4kg vs 2.16kg) and slightly thicker (7.8cm vs 7.1cm) but has almost the same length and width. There shouldn’t be any difference in terms of performance either, as both cards run up to 2640MHz (with MSI Center software overclocking). What MSI doesn’t confirm is the maximum TDP of the classic GPU, so there may be overclocking limitations, if any.
The backplate is an old design with the now obsolete GeForce RTX logo and even MSI’s own Gaming dragon, which is no longer used on updated SUPRIM cards.
So far, SUPRIM CLASSIC has only been confirmed by the MSI China website. It’s not clear if this means the card will be exclusive to this market, but it seems unlikely. The company also released the SUPRIM non-X Classic model, which has lower bezels. The same watches are offered in the 2022 Tri Frozr 3S variant.
Source: MSI via: @harukaze5719: