The MSI RTX 4090 SUPRIM X graphics card features a design similar to its predecessor, with a brushed metal cover, octagon-shaped fan cutouts, and chevron patterns around each fan. The beveled edges are polished multiple times to achieve a mirror-like finish, highlighting the metal construction. The fans have been upgraded, and the TRI-FROZR 3S cooling system incorporates improved airflow control and thermal innovations, making it MSI’s most effective air-cooling solution to date.
The TORX FAN 5.0 design includes enhancements that result in a 23% increase in airflow compared to traditional axial fans. The cooling system also includes core pipes that are precisely crafted to maximize space usage. These heat pipes make full contact with the vapor chamber, allowing for efficient heat transfer throughout the entire heatsink.
The updated heat pipe pathing creates more room for additional heatsink fins, improving overall cooling efficiency. Fins with V-shaped cutouts are strategically placed to enhance airflow, and the inclination angle and wave notch shapes help direct warm air out faster. The sturdy metal backplate includes thermal pads for extra cooling, and the flow-through ventilation reduces trapped heat.
When temperatures are low, the fans stop completely, eliminating noise when active cooling is unnecessary. They will automatically start spinning again during gaming or when the heat increases. The TORX FANs utilize durable ball bearings for long-lasting performance, and the card is reinforced with a die-cast anti-bending plate. Thermal pads ensure effective cooling for critical components underneath the card.