MSI reveals a quartet of custom GTX 2070 graphics cards

MSI reveals a quartet of custom GTX 2070 graphics cards

MSI reveals a quartet of custom GTX 2070 graphics cards

MSI has officially unveiled their GTX 2070 lineup, revealing four custom graphics card models that range from Nvidia’s reference specifications all the way to their premium Gaming Z model, which offers purchasers a larger cooler design, RGB illumination and a boost clock speed that is 210MHz higher than reference models. 

Starting with the MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z, we can see that MSI uses a custom PCB and an extended air cooler to deliver low operating temperatures and decreased noise output. Cooling this card are twin 10cm TORX 3.0 cooling fans, which are designed to offering high levels of static pressure to ensure high levels of cooling efficiency at low fan speeds, providing low levels of noise output. This graphics card includes a 120MHz bump in boost clock speed when compared to Nvidia’s FOunders Edition model, which itself delivers an overclock of 90MHz over Nvidia’s reference design. 

Below the Gaming X, we have the RTX 2070 DUKE OC, which uses three TORX 2.0 fans to deliver massive amounts of airflow over lengthy triple fan design. This model offers a factory overclock of  135MHz over Nvidia’s reference design, which is merely 45MHz over the company’s premium Founders Edition models.  

MSI reveals a quartet of custom GTX 2070 graphics cards  
MSI’s new RTX 2070 Armor is designed to go head-to-head with Nvidia’s Founders Edition design, offering a twin-fan cooler design which uses TORX 2.0 fans and supports RGB illumination with support for MSI’s Mystic Light technology. This model delivers a 30MHz increase in clock speeds over Nvidia’s FOunders Edition, promising a slight boost to performance as well as the GPU’s advanced lighting features. 

At the bottom of the lineup os MSI’s RTX 2070 Aero graphics card, which is based on Nvidia’s reference design, offering the lowest clock speeds of the MSI RTX 2070 series, sitting below Nvidia’s Founders Edition model. This graphics card offers users a blower-style cooler that outputs hot air outside of the user’s PC chassis. 

  RTX 2070 GAMING Z RTX 2070 DUKE OC MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR OC MSI RTX 2070 AERO Geforce RTX 2070 (Fe)
Geforce RTX 2070 (Ref)
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing
CUDA Cores 2,304 2,304 2,304 2,304  2,304 2,304
Base Clock
1410MHz 1410MHz 1410MHz 1410MHz 1410MHz 1410MHz
Boost Clock 1830MHz 1755MHz 1740MHz 1620MHz 1710MHz 1620MHz
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Capacity 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
Memory Speed 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/S
Memory Bus Size 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
256-bit 256-bit
SLI N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

MSI reveals a quartet of custom GTX 2070 graphics cards  

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