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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G Graphics Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 24, 2016 1:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: MSI

Specifications

 

MSI has performed its usual tweaks to the GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G graphics card, with three different modes that have the card at different base/boost clocks. There's Silent, Gaming and OC modes which all have slightly different GPU and RAM speeds.

 

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The first two, Silent and Gaming modes, don't have the RAM overclocked but do tweak the GP106 GPU. The OC mode has the 6GB of GDDR5 clocked at 8108MHz, up from 8008MHz.

 

Base/Boost clocks on the MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G:

 

  • Silent Mode: 1506/1708MHz
  • Gaming Mode: 1569/1784MHz
  • OC Mode: 1594/1809MHz

 

 

 

Detailed Look

 

As always, we'll start with the box and then move onto the graphics card itself.

 

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The box for the MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G remains mostly unchanged from the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 versions.

 

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The same goes for the back of the box.

 

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And again for the graphics card itself, with the front of the GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G identical to the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards, but the lack of an SLI connector is noticed.

 

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Even though this is a cheaper card than the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, we still have the gorgeous backplate from MSI with the MSI dragon in the top right.

 

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The top of the card, with its heat pipe array and single 8-pin PCIe power connector on show.

 

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At the end of the card, we can see the heat sink, to help keep the card nice and cool.

 

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Display connectivity remains the same, with 3 x DP, 1 x HDMI 2.0 and 1 x DVI.

 

 

Twin Frozr VI

 

MSI is using the same Twin Frozr VI cooling technology on its GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G as it did on their GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 offerings, something that I've gone into greater detail about here.

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