MSI reveals GeForce GTX 1060 Armor with GDDR5X memory
NVIDIA just lately introduced a brand new variant of the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB with GDDR5X memory, an excellent late refresh of its hottest Pascal GPU. MSI has now unveiled a brand new card based mostly on that within the type of the GeForce GTX 1060 Armor 6GD5X OC, a dual-fan card that’s best-suited for monochrome builds.
The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB with GDDR5X memory really makes use of a cutdown GP104 chip as an alternative of GP106, the previous of which is utilized in higher-end Pascal playing cards just like the GeForce GTX 1080. This is as a result of the GP106 chip doesn’t have a GDDR5X connection, so NVIDIA was compelled to look elsewhere to implement the sooner memory.
A take a look at the MSI card additionally reveals the presence of SLI connectors, which earlier GeForce GTX 1060 fashions lacked. Having stated that, there’s no point out of help for SLI.
The card encompasses a black and white cooling shroud, however there’s no backplate to finish the look right here. Heat produced by the GPU is channelled away by way of copper warmth pipes to the finned aluminum heatsink. The two Torx followers additionally help semi-passive operation, in order that they cease spinning totally when the GPU temperature falls under the 60°C threshold.
Like the unique GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, the GDDR5X mannequin comes with 1,280 CUDA cores and a 120W TDP. It has a base clock of 1,544MHz, increase clock 1,759MHz and a 192-bit memory bus, the latter of which can be the identical on its predecessor.
Finally, the cardboard is powered by one 6-pin and one 8-pin energy connector. You’ll additionally discover three DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b, and one DVI-D Dual Link output for show connectors.