MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review: more is better?

The longest GTX 1080 Ti up until this point – but is it also the best one?


Custom PCB and accessories

Of course MSI uses a custom PCB for the Gaming X Trio. At first glance there are barely any differences when compared with the PCB of the regular Gaming X: we see the same 8-phase power supply and nothing changed in regard to the two 8-pins PEG-connectors either. If we place both cards next to each other, it does stand out that the PCB of the trio is simply quite a bit longer. However, aside from an extra fanheader, we are unable not discover any substantial differences. 

Aside from the graphics card we also found the 'LAN Party Guard' in the box. It is a kind of support that you screw into the two expansion slots next to your graphics card, so that it can rest on it and not sag. MSI states that it is not necessary to use this, in part due to the metal reinforcement in the graphics card itself, but is mostly for the peace of mind of the user. In any case we can imagine that this accessory can be of use when shipping a mounted system or when taking your pc to a lan-party. 

As an extra, MSI also includes a one year licence for XSplit Premium.

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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 1544 MHz, 11264 MB

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