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Nvidia Pascal Architecture was presented this year, and at retail you can find many graphics cards for different segments. With continuity turned out all just. For example, the GTX 1060 to replace the market popular GTX 960, which is logical. However, it is not so simple.
We remember that at first, the company introduced the video processor code name GP104, which are based graphics families and GTX 1070 GTX 1080. We can say that it pretopology decision, as the most productive is the new Titan X (Pascal), based on the chip GP102, which is likely to be the model GTX 1080 Ti. The new tops simply no competitors. As for the chip GP104, here he comes on the heels of even its own offspring by Nvidia in the form of GM200, but it’s not such a big problem, because the stock graphics cards GTX 980 Ti is running out, and besides, now it makes more sense to buy a GTX 1080 GTX 1070 or, if we are talking about buying a new graphics card. Much more difficult is the case with the GeForce GTX 1060.
it is Known that these graphics cards are based on Nvidia graphics cards GP106. Here the manufacturer had to think hard about what should be a finished product because it got in a competitive environment. Where to start? Yes, oddly enough with GTX 970. These cards even before the crisis managed to acquire a large number of people. This is indirectly evidenced by the online Steam, which noted that it is the most popular GPU in spite of all of the proceedings with 3.5 GB memory. However, for games in Full HD on medium settings this video enough. And in the middle segment decided to strike back at AMD, presenting their new graphics card architecture Polaris 10, known as the AMD Radeon RX 480. If you now go to the computer supply store, we can see that the price version of the RX 480 4Gb/3Gb and GTX 1060 RX480 8Gb/GTX 1060 6Gb is almost equal to.
In fact the Nvidia options and it was not. To be sure to use a 192-bit memory bus, not to lag behind the competition in performance and reduce the cost of ready-made solutions. Agree, easier to breed on the PCB 192-bit bus instead of 256-bit and unsolder three memory chips instead of four. Whether it was limited to 128-bit bus? I think not. To do 2 and 4 GB versions in this segment is simply not reasonable, and 4 and 8 GB with such a narrow tyre would Balk at it, so a compromise was reached.
the Manufacturers of graphics cards also have hard times. After the release of the very successful products of the previous generation need to win customers now, and something to attract him. Now focus on VR technology, but the solution is the road to become truly mainstream. In my opinion, the hardest thing had MSI. After the success with the MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming to repeat it. But let’s not worry about the manufacturer ahead of time, and consider the MSI Gaming GTX1060 X MSI GeForce GTX Gaming 1060 X which will be not less popular than its predecessor.
Packaging and contents
the packaging of the MSI GTX1070 and GTX1080 Gaming I have described in detail, and here we see a complete analogy, except for the names of the device and the graphics processor.
the Design is already familiar to us in other products of the series MSI Gaming.
In the upper right corner we can see the inscription VRREADY, which indicates support for modern virtual reality devices.
at the top Left is the emblem of the manufacturer, indicated by white letters. There you can discover small coat of arms of MSI Gaming. At the very center of virtually the entire surface is an image of the card.
Below and to the right is located insert the name of the graphic processor, and the left specified modification – Gaming X. In the lower left corner are two insets. The first tells us about the presence of 6 GB of memory type GDDR5, support API DX12 and virtual reality VR, and the second indicates the presence of the cooling system Twin Frozr VI, with which we have met.
Look now at the other side.
It is here in full are the information about the product and about its features. The main attention is paid to the appearance of the device. Now decorative illuminated elements became larger, and the logo on top can now Shine with all colors of rainbow.
of Course, it says a few words about the new Twin Frozr VI. She became still quieter, cooler and more efficient. And for the management of the different modes now meets the new utility Gaming APP. Below the three columns lists the key specifications and minimum system requirements.
What awaits us inside?
Here we again met the black cardboard box without the top cover. Instead there is another small box with delivery set.
Underneath is a sheet of polyethylene foam which covers the frame made of the same material.
by Removing it, we find the very graphics card that still Packed in a translucent mirrored anti-static bag.
Among the package can detect the following.
- Quick Users Guide (quick start guide);
- Two labels on the case;
- Registration card
- CD with software and drivers.
Times rich bundles are gone. It is celebrated by all customers, and this applies not only to MSI. Apparently, now I save everything and everyone.