A Closer Look
MSI’s RTX 3070 Ti SUPRIM X 8G comes in traditional Nvidia packaging with a full-color picture of the card on the front over a white background with key features called out on the back.
Opening the box, you are greeted with the metallic SUPRIM logo in the lid while revealing the slogan ‘Change the Game’ as you do so. A card lays on top telling you in detail about the SUPRIM X philosophy.
Under the top foam cover that has a black envelope embedded in it is a large SUPRIM mousepad.
Inside, MSI’s typical foam block protects the card well from every angle. The included GPU support stand is embedded into its own pocket.
Inside the black envelop on the top cover you get a little comic book on how to upgrade your GPU, a quick users guide, and a Thank You card from MSI.
The new SUPRIM X sports a sophisticated if understated design. The same ‘Trio’ of fans remains a prominent feature of the cards similar to the Gaming X Trio models. The ends are a soft-touch satin finish plastic with the mid-segment of the card wrapped in a brushed aluminum shell with a slight champagne-colored hue at the right angle.
The edges of the center shroud have a chamfered edge with a mirror finish gold accent. A metallic Dragon badge covers the hub of each fan. MSI has done a great job of centering these so there is no wobble when the fans spin. The milky white edges between the fans are RGB as well when powered on.
MSI’s RTX 3070 Ti SUPRIM X has a full cover backplate with opposing sections of brushed finish in the same color but with polished silver edges instead of gold.
The cooler extends past the end of the PCB and is vented to help with cooling. Next to it is a large dragon badge with RGB backlighting.
Video outputs consist of a trio of Display Port 1.4 and a single HDMI 2.1, all of which come with rubber dust caps installed.
Power is provided through THREE PCIe 2-pin connectors, for a maximum spec. capability of 300W here, plus an additional 75W from the PCIe slot itself. The 3070 Ti SUPRIM X is rated for 310 watts total so there is about 65W of electrical headroom available for overclocking.
Towards the rear of the card is a BIOS switch that for the first time comes positioned for the silent profile. Previous generations have come with the gaming profile loaded as default. This switch only controls what BIOS the card boots from, so moving it while in operation has no effect. If you need to switch profiles, you’ll have to power cycle your computer.
The side of the card has a SUPRIM logo that is RGB backlit. The lighting extends to the translucent edge of the badge area. The rest of the side is mostly heat sink.
The other edge of the card just has the PCIe 4.0 x16 edge connector, covered by a rubber boot during shipping.
The included GPU support stand is fully adjustable and is meant to hold the front edge of your card to help support its massive size (and hefty weight) when installed horizontally.
Given how compact it can go, it can also be used to hold the front edge of your card in a vertical installation.