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MSI GAMING X 3GB GeForce GTX 1060 GPU
As one of MSI’s top 1060 graphics cards the GAMING X 3GB 1060 brags high clock speeds backed up by a multitude of powerful technologies to enhance gaming experiences. Remarkable clock speeds ensure great performance whilst an advanced cooling system keeps you gaming for longer. This GTX 1060 is aimed toward the enthusiast that craves peaked performance from their GPU. Revel in detail filled worlds with MSI’s 3GB GTX 1060 GAMING X card.
*Make use of the mobile app to control your graphics card from your phone!
The GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card is loaded with innovative new gaming technologies that make it the perfect choice for the latest high-definition games. Powered by NVIDIA Pascal™—the most advanced GPU architecture ever created—the GeForce GTX 1060 delivers brilliant performance that opens the door to virtual reality and beyond. #GameReady.
Base Clock (OC Mode)
Boost Clock (OC Mode)
Stylize Your 1060 GPU with RGB LED
Through the MSI Gaming App each LED on the 1060 GAMING X can be controlled individually and customized using the various animation effects. These animatiosn range from responding to game or music sounds to a breathing effect - of course they can always be turned off.
Advanced GPU Cooling Technologies
The GAMING X from MSI has various aspects to help keep this gaming GPU as cool as possible. Every detail of this intricate heat-sink plays an essential part in providing a cool and quiet gaming experience.
This GTX 1060 utilizes advanced aerodynamics, Airflow Control Technology directs more air directly onto the TWIN FROZR VI heat pipes. The special deflectors on the heat sink enlarge the surface area, creating lower temperatures and better gaming.
Smooth Heat Pipes
Embedded within the GAMING X 1060 GPU are copper heat-pipes running through the cards fins. These 8mm thick pipes have been made with a smooth square shape, this will maximize heat transfer from the surface of the copper base plate.
To temper the heat generated by a powerful GPU, MSI GAMING series graphics cards use a solid nickel-plated copper base plate. The base plate catches the heat from the GPU and transfers it to the heat pipes for dissipation - further increasing the cooling.
Dispersion Fan Blade Steeper curved blade, accelerates airflow, increasing effectiveness
Traditional Fan Blade Steeper curved blade, accelerates airflow, increasing effectiveness
Advanced TORX 2.0 Fan
TORX fan technology works in teamwork with TWIN FROZR VI to achieve new levels of cooling. The fans design generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance when gaming. The fans also feature double ball-bearings for a strong and lasting core for years of smooth gaming - also helps with noise elimination.
During intense gaming or benchmarking
Completely silent during idle, multimedia or light gaming
MSI GTX 1060 FROZR Cooling
MSI released this technology in 2008 and it has since become an industry standard among graphics cards. FROZR will eliminate fan noise by stopping the fans in low-load situations, meaning you can keep focus on your gaming, streaming or other media without the noise of spinning fans.
Rugged Anti Bending strip
Memory Cooling Plate for stable & high overclocks
Larger PCB for extra cooling
Extra 6 pin (75 Watt) power connector
PWM Heatsink with micro fins to ensure cool temperatures
Military Class 4
A deciding factor in your graphics card’s performance is the quality of components thata re used. GAMING X 1060 makes use of only MIL-STD-810G certified components to ensure the highest quality possible. When stress tested under torturous circumstances these components have proven very durable.
The best environment for minimal fan noise
Balance between in-game performance and silence
Max performance from higher clock speeds and fan performance
Control your GAMING X 1060
This app from MSI allows you to access single click performance profiles that can unlock extra potential for gaming, or keep your 1060 card silent during light sessions. It also features the EyeRest tab, giving you easy access to image quality improving technology. The LED control tab gives you full control over your MSI GAMING X LED lights to set the mood.
Customize GTX 1060 From Your Mobile
The exclusive MSI Gaming App is now also available for Android so you can control your graphics card from your phone without having to switch to Windows - uninterrupted gaming from MSI.
Complete Control over your GAMING X
This technology belongs to MSI but is recognized throughout the world of graphics cards overclocking. It displays hardware performance and grants you complete control over your 1060 GPU. Plus it grants the ability to customize fan profiles, record videos / games and is great for benchmarking.
HDMI 2.0b / 3x DisplayPort 1.4 / Dual-Link DVI
GeForce® GTX graphics cards provide a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience. Rigs and cards marked with "GeForce GTX VR Ready" ensure that your VR games will be optimized with a best-in-class GPU.
Immersive VR requires seven times the graphics processing power of traditional 3D apps and games. NVIDIA's unique set of features - such as multi-res shading - mean you get the right level of performance, image quality, and latency to ensure your VR experience is nothing short of amazing.
|Chipset||GeForce GTX 1060|
|Manufacturing process||16 nm|
|Core Clock||1569 (1594 in OC Mode) MHz|
|Boost Clock||1784 (1809 in OC Mode) MHz|
|Memory Clock||8008 (8108 in OC Mode) MHz|
|Memory Bus||192 Bit|
|Cooling Solution||Dual Fan (2)|
|Cooler Design||Twin Frozr VI|
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 (x16)|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||7680x4320 @ 60Hz|
|Maximum Analog (VGA) Resolution||N/A|
|Max. Concurrent Displays||4 Displays|
|NVIDIA SLI Support||Not Supported|
|GeForce GTX VR Ready||Yes|
|Microsoft DirectX Support||12 API with Feature Level 12.1|
|Low Profile Compatible||No|
|Low Profile Support||N/A|
|Graphics Card TDP/Power||120W|
|Graphics Card Power Connectors||1 x 8-pin PCIe|
|Minimum Recommended PSU||400 W|
|Maximum GPU Temperature|
|Dimensions||140 x 39 x 277 mm|
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The market for graphics cards priced at Â£250 has been hotting up since both AMD and Nvidia released GPUs based on their latest architectures. AMD has been more eager to pinpoint the sub-Â£200 market with two GPUs - the Radeon RX 480 and Radeon RX 470. Specifically, if you can find one, the Sapphire RX 480 Nitro 4GB is arguably the best card south of this all-important figure.
NVIDIA is gearing up to launch the third-rung GeForce GTX 1060 with both reference Founders Edition form and with partner boards arriving at the same time, July 17.