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MSI Is Now Prioritizing GeForce RTX Cards Over Radeon GPUs

MSI Is Now Prioritizing GeForce RTX Cards Over Radeon GPUs

MSI has clarified its position regarding graphics cards, emphasizing to HardwareLuxx that it currently supports GeForce RTX cards. This does not indicate a complete cessation of Radeon GPU production by the Taiwanese firm, nor does it indicate a permanent change in the company's strategies. However, it does offer insight into the lack of MSI Radeon GPUs in retail channels.

“When it comes to graphics cards, our focus is actually more on RTX cards. However, cooperation with AMD is important and very relevant for us. We are seeing very positive developments, especially in the area of ​​mainboards. .

– MSI

MSI released its statement in response to declining availability of its Radeon graphics cards, particularly in Australia and Europe. While these cards remain accessible in the US market, the recent price drop indicates MSI's intention to quickly move its remaining inventory.

According to Hardware Unboxed, MSI Radeon GPUs have reportedly been discontinued, although MSI's statement does not explicitly confirm this. Nevertheless, evidence suggests that MSI has indeed shifted its focus from manufacturing Radeon GPUs. This change is illustrated by the absence of MSI's Radeon RX 7800 XT/7700 XT from launch, with no models released yet.

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It is apparent that MSI has only launched four models from the Radeon RX 7000 series compared to 147 models in the GeForce RTX 40 lineup. This disparity in numbers is even more striking when compared to the ratio between the Radeon RX 6000 and RTX 30 series, which comprise 39 and 128 models, respectively.

MSI is not stopping its collaboration with AMD. Instead, the company remains tied to AMD through its motherboard business, which MSI sees as “essential and highly relevant.” However, this means that all MSI and AMD PCs will become even more difficult to build. With rumors suggesting that the RDNA4 series won't focus on the high-end segment, it's possible that we won't see many MSI Radeon GPUs in the near future.

Source: Hardware Lux

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