It is nothing short from impressive as to what MSI brings to the table. First things first, the product is factory tweaked close to max performance already for you. So there is only a little oomph little left to gain with overclocking. Next to that, the acoustics as low as this card offers once again astound me. I mean this is the most tropical running card ever for a consumer, and certainly the hottest for the Ampere series with that wattage. Yet still, you sit at 33 maybe 34 DBa at best for acoustics. There is of course a tradeoff, it will run in a 75 Degrees C domain, but that is still perfectly fine. You need quite a system to tame thus beast though, you have a spicy processor that can keep up with the card, you need lovely GPU bound games preferably with DX12 ASYNC compute, and of course, if you are not gaming at the very last in Ultra HD, then why even bother right? The flipside of the coin is that when you have these three factors applied and in effect, well then there is no card faster than the 3090. Of course, there is an energy consumption factor to weigh in as a negative factor, and yes, there's pricing to consider. Both are far too high for the product to make any real sense. For gaming, we do not feel the 3090 makes substantial enough difference over the RTX 3080, and that's mainly due to system bottlenecks really. You need to game at Ultra HD and beyond for this card to make a bit of sense. We also recognize that the two factors do not need to make sense for quite a bunch of you as the product sits in a very extreme niche. But I stated enough about that. I like this chunk of hardware sitting inside a PC though, as no matter how you look at it, it is a majestic product. Please make sure you have plenty of ventilation though as the RTX 3090 will dump lots of heat. It is big but still looks terrific. And the performance, oh man ... that performance, it is all good all the way as long as you uphold my three musketeers remark. Where I could nag a little about the 10GB VRAM on the GeForce RTX 3080, we can not complain even the slightest bit about the whopping big mac feature of the 3090, 24 GB of the fastest GDDR6X your money can get you, take that Flight Sim 2020! This is an Ultra HD card, in that domain, it shines whether that is using shading (regular rendered games) or when using Hybrid Raytracing + DLSS. It's a purebred but unfortunately very power-hungry product that will reach only a select group of people. But it is formidable if you apply and give it the right circumstances.
It is very hard for us to recommend a product like this for many reasons that would not make sense. You will be better off with GeForce RTX 3070 or 3080 as money wise this doesn't make much sense? But these puppies will sell regardlessly just because people can and will buy them for that x-factor. The Gaming X TRI leaves is in awe, it's a beautifully designed product with a beefy cooling and dreamy acoustics. For those that can and are will to spend the dough on, this has to be a top pick.