MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G Graphics Card

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G Graphics Card

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G Graphics Card


Product Highlights

  • 1594 MHz Core - Boostable up to 1809 MHz
  • 1280 CUDA Cores
  • Pascal Architecture
  • 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM
  • 8.1 Gbps Memory Speed
  • 192-Bit Memory Interface
  • DisplayPort 1.4 | HDMI 2.0b | DVI-D DL
  • 7680 x 4320 Max Digital Resolution
  • TWIN FROZR VI Cooler with Back Plate
  • GeForce GTX VR Ready
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MSI GTX 1060 Overview

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Featuring an overclocked core, slightly overclocked memory, customizable LED lights, and based on NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, the MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G Graphics Card provides major improvements in performance, memory bandwidth, and power efficiency over its predecessor, the high-performance Maxwell architecture. It also introduces innovative graphics features and technologies that redefine the computer as the platform for playing AAA games and taking full advantage of virtual reality via NVIDIA VRWorks.

The front panel of the card features a variety of outputs. There are three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs in addition to an HDMI 2.0b output and a DVI-D Dual-Link output. The GTX 1060 is not just about high-resolution gaming. Computationally intensive programs can utilize the GPU's 1280 cores to accelerate tasks using CUDA or other APIs.

To keep cool, even when overclocked, MSI implemented their Twin Frozr VI cooler on this card. The Twin Frozr VI cooler uses two large fans to force air through the heatsink and dissipate heat and lower the GPU's internal temperature. Because this kind of cooler recirculates air back into the case, this card works best in cases that have unrestricted airflow. There are several LED lights on the GPU, which can be controlled individually by choosing any of the animation effects available in the MSI Gaming App. You can choose to have the LED lights respond to game sounds or music. You can pick a static color or have it breathing and flashing. Of course, you can just turn them off if you don't need them.

VRWorks Graphics includes a simultaneous multi-projection capability that renders natively to the unique dimensions of VR displays instead of traditional 2D monitors. It also renders geometry for the left and right eyes simultaneously in a single pass.

VRWorks Audio uses the NVIDIA OptiX ray-tracing engine to trace the path of sounds across an environment in real-time, fully reflecting the size, shape, and material of the virtual world.

NVIDIA PhysX for VR detects when a hand controller interacts with a virtual object, and enables the game engine to provide a physically accurate visual and haptic response. It also models the physical behavior of the virtual world around the user so that all interactions -- whether an explosion or a hand splashing through water -- behave as if in the real world.
With Ansel, gamers can compose the gameplay shots they want, pointing the camera in any direction and from any vantage point within a gaming world. They can capture screenshots at up to 32 times the screen resolution, and then zoom in where they choose without losing fidelity. With photo-filters, they can add effects in real-time before taking the shot. And they can capture 360-degree stereo photospheres for viewing in a VR headset or Google Cardboard.
With CUDA, NVIDIA allows applications to hand off CPU-intensive tasks to the GPU. Your GPU is no longer just used for rendering graphics, but it can provide teraflops of floating point performance and accelerate application tasks, from real-time video rendering to fluid dynamics simulation. CUDA is used in many applications and games.
G-SYNC Ready
When used with a monitor that has G-SYNC hardware installed, the monitor's refresh rate will sync and lock with the graphics card's output frame rate. Establishing this sync removes tearing and stuttering which can result from conventional fixed screen refresh rates, especially important for gaming in stereoscopic 3D. An additional benefit of G-SYNC is reduced lag so gamers will benefit from the improved command response time as well.
NVIDIA GPU Boost 3.0
Boosts the card's clock speed in real-time based on the target temperature. If the card is running below the set target temperature, GPU Boost 3.0 will increase the clock speed to improve performance. The target temperature can be reset depending on your preference so you can have the card run more quietly for everyday tasks and older games, and run at full tilt during intense high-resolution gaming sequences.
UPC: 824142132142
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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G Graphics Card
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    MSI GTX 1060 Specs

    GPU Model NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Stream Processors 1280 CUDA Cores
    Boost Clock Speed 1809 MHz
    Base Clock Speed 1594 MHz
    Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16
    Supported APIs DirectX: 12
    OpenGL: 4.5
    Memory Speed 8.1 Gb/s
    Memory Configuration 6 GB
    Memory Interface GDDR5
    Memory Interface Width 192-Bit
    Memory Bandwidth 192 GB/s
    Display Support
    Display Connectors 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
    1 x HDMI 2.0b
    1 x DVI-D DL
    Maximum Digital Resolution 7680 x 4320 @ 60 Hz
    Power Requirements
    Max Power Consumption 120 W
    PCI Power Connectors 1 x 8-Pin
    Recommended System Power Requirement 400 W
    Height 5.5" / 139.70 mm
    Length 10.9" / 276.86 mm
    Width Dual-Slot
    Cooler Type Open Fansink
    Weight 2.24 lb (1017 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.6 x 10.5 x 3.4"

    MSI GTX 1060 Reviews

    GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G Graphics Card is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 65.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again I'm not a gamer but wanted a high end card to drive four 27 monitors at 2560 x 1440. This card replaces a Radeon R7850. I already had two Accell B087B-002B UltraAV DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual-Link Adapters so I'm not using them with the GTX. 3 monitors a Dual Link DVI at 2560 x1440 and I'm using the HDMI port to drive the 4th monitor at 2560 x1440. The card was larger and longer than I expected but that's on me for not reading the specs carefully enough. It was a tight fit in a Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 case with an ASUS X99-A2 motherboard. The case and mobo were also purchased from B&H. This card is working great so far and more than fits my needs.
    Date published: 2017-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A welcome upgrade Upgraded to this from a MSI GTX 760 4GB. The older card ran and did it's job, but it was starting to fall behind noticeably. Was between this and the 1070, but it came down to price. The 1060 is considered one of the better cards in terms of price/performance, and I'd buy one again if it came down to it
    Date published: 2017-03-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from B&H had it in stock! This is a hot new card on the market and as a result many vendors were sold out. I was delighted to find it for sale on B&H's website where ordering was easy and delivery was fast. The card itself was as described and perfect for the level of gaming I typically do-- Dota 2, Rocket League, and eventual plans for VR gaming. All in all a great experience and I am very happy with my purchase.
    Date published: 2016-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Would buy again. This card replaced a non-Nvidia card that was producing horizontal tearing aberrations on our second monitor, a big screen TV where we watch our grandchildren's videos. Tried everything including a replacement of the non-Nvidia card, uninstalling and reloading drivers, changing primary and second monitor designations, changing cables, etc., to no avail. This Nvidia card solved that problem and is so much faster, quieter and cooler than the predecessor card. It installed with no hiccups! We recommend this card without reservation. It also supports our games at the highest quality settings in full HD.
    Date published: 2016-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4.98 Stars When I first bought this, I was surprised by the size. I didn't think it'd fit in my already massive desktop, but lo and behold, it did. When I first bought this, I really really really really wanted a new graphics card that could run Witcher 3 without crashing. Lo and behold, it did. When I first bought this, I really wanted it to come fast, and I really wanted it to be available (I'm looking at you RX 480). And lo and behold, it was. Basically, this fufilled all my fantasies and desires. It works so well, it's pretty quiet, it looks cool, and when guests come over to my house, no matter who, I show them this baby. And they all nod in approval. But why the -0.02 stars? Because nothing is perfect. So I gotta dock just for docking sake. But I'll round up to 5.
    Date published: 2016-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G Graphics Card This video card is great and I,m very happy with it. I usually buy Evga but decided on this MSI card and I didn't go wrong. I overclocked it easy with afterburner and I have not seen the temps out of the 30c,s at all. So long Evga which I have been a loyal customer for 18 years now wow time goes quick B&H is my new go to store now to after putting up with Neweggs new policies.
    Date published: 2016-09-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Card but Cryptocurrency Spoils it for Gamers With all the data miners using gaming video cards to run their algorithms they are ruining the graphics card market for average users. Wish I didn't need a new card to support VR when I did as I would have been able to get GTX 1070 for same or less. Regardless I do have a very good video card and Oculus Rift runs great!
    Date published: 2018-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for the buck This is the absolute best performance for the price on all sites. This 6gb Dx12 card is a beast. Runs every new game at 60+ and never gets over 50C.. Fans are silent on light loads and fairly quiet on max. LED light adds color scheme to match any build. B&H ships same day or next. Well boxed and excellent service.
    Date published: 2016-09-13
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