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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

This is our new section for video card reviews, with DX12 and VR becoming a huge deal over the course of the last 12 months. We have just a handful of DX12 tests right now, so expect this section of the site and our reviews to grow considerably over the coming months.


The same goes for VR, where we have both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in house now. We will be testing VRMark for now, which is in Preview form, as well as our thoughts on VR gaming on the HTC Vive with the new MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G graphics card.



DirectX 12 Performance


We have 3DMark Time Spy Ashes of the Singularity and Hitman with DirectX 12, with the NVIDIA Titan X stomping all over every other GPU setup I've tested. Insanity.



















Overclocking Adventures - 2151MHz Boost!


I was able to get the MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G to a pretty damn high boost clock, hitting 2151MHz completely stable. The additional performance was nice, as we have a decent bump in performance over the GTX 1060 Founders Edition at stock settings and even more performance with the overclock.


The additional performance was welcomed, as you can see in our 3DMark FireStrike benchmarks:




3DMark Fire Strike - 1080p





3DMark Fire Strike Extreme - 1440p





3DMark Fire Strike Ultra - 4K (3840x2160)



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