MSI Custom GeForce GTX 1060 Cards Announced

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Jul 19, 2016
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Today NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1060 to the world featuring their new 16nm Pascal architecture, which you can find our curated review article here. But unlike the previous GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 launches the GTX 1060 is launching with both the NVIDIA Founder’s Edition ($299) and the AIB custom cards (starting at $249) coming out of the gates at the same time.  This means no more waiting to see what the AIBs are able to pull off and instead you can pick which one without delay.  Well, that’s provided you can find them in stock.  MSI wasted no time with their Gaming X line and Armor editions of the GTX 1060.

 

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G

The MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G looks almost identical to it’s GTX 1070 and 1080 big brothers featuring the massive TWIN FROZR VI cooler.  It even brings the red LED lit accents and full RGB on the MSI Dragon logo down to the mainstream.  They didn’t just stop at the cooler being overbuilt, they went in on the power deliver too.  The GTX 1060 Gaming 6G packs a much beefier power delivery using a custom 6-phase PCB with their Military Class 4 components.  They also ditched the 6-pin in favor of a much more capable 8-pin connector.  Don’t worry all you back plate snobs, they’ve got you covered on that side too.  The back features a full length ventilated back plate to add in aesthetics and rigidity to the GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G.

 

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor 2X

The MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor carries the tradition of the previous Armor releases.  Featuring the TWIN FROZR V cooler with a white and black color theme.  Also featuring a full length custom PCB.  It does not include a backplate, but does keep in the enthusiast mind-frame by packing an 8-pin connection like the Gaming X.

 

Other Variants from MSI

If you’re not in the market for their beefed up versions no worry.  MSI has also announced that they will be offering both dual and single fan solutions for those who want to get on Pascal, but save some change in the process.  Both will be using Military Class 4 components as feature the FE inspired 6-pin connector.

 

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TiNVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics CoreGP107GP107GP106GP104GP106GP104GP104GP104GP102GP102GP102
Process Node14nm FinFET14nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Die Size132mm2132mm2200mm2314mm2200mm2314mm2314mm2314mm2471mm2471mm2471mm2
Transistors3.3 Billion3.3 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12 Billion12 Billion12 Billion
CUDA Cores640 CUDA Cores768 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2432 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1354 MHz1290 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz1480 MHz1480 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHz1392 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1683 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1530 MHz1583 MHz1582
FP32 Compute1.8 TFLOPs2.1 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs8.1 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs11 TFLOPs11.5 TFLOPs12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM2 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X11 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed7 Gbps7 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps9 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps11 Gbps10 Gbps11 Gbps11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth112 GB/s112 GB/s192 GB/s192 GB/s224 GB/s256 GB/s256 GB/s352 GB/s480 GB/s484 GB/s547 GB/s
Bus Interface 128-bit bus128-bit bus192-bit bus192-bit bus192-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus352-bit bus384-bit bus
Power ConnectorNoneNoneSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP75W75W120W120W120W150W180W180W250W250W250W
Display Outputs1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
Launch DateOctober 2016October 2016September 2016TBD13th July 201610th June 201626th October 201727th May 20162nd August 201610th March 20176th April 2017
Launch Price$109 US$139 US$199 US$199 US$249 US$349 US~$429 US$499 US$1200 US$699 US$1200 US
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