MSI GTX1070 Gaming X Review

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MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X Review

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The Gaming X certainly comes in an eye-catching box, with heavy use of the red that has now become the MSI standard colour. The card itself is equipped with the same Twin Frozr VI cooler we saw on its bigger brother, which means that you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two. A feature that we particularly like as it enables you to show off without breaking the bank.

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The backplate eschews the solid affair we see from the Founders Edition cards to have vents in place, as well as the always gorgeous MSI Dragon.

You can see the grooves in the side that assist air intake in multi-card scenarios. Whether they have an acoustic benefit too we don't know, but the card is so quiet anyway that even if they were purely for intake it wouldn't matter.

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The LED lights around the inside end of the card are new to the Twin Frozr VI, just sadly not as searingly bright as we'd either hope or expect. The sturdy nature of the Gaming X build is emphasised by the extended rear bracket that helps stabilise the cooler, whilst also giving plenty of space for SLI bridge installation.

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Beneath the cooler the GTX 1070 Gaming X looks nearly identical to the GTX 1080 Gaming X too. You can see the hard work that MSI have put in to ensure the PCB is as rigid as possible for both longevity and cooling reasons.

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24-06-2016, 14:47:11

demonking
Nice review, Shame about the price. my 970 cost me about 280 (and it wasn't the cheapest) and the cheapest 1070 on overclockers is about 370. big price increase from the last generation.Quote

24-06-2016, 14:55:39

sonicpete
Great review. I got my first MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X the other day and i love it. The new cooler is very quiet and keeps the card at only 69c when my card is fully overclocked and over volted. My manual overclock takes the card up to 2050mhz +100mhz on core and +500mhz on memory stable. I was able to clock the ram up to +600mhz and it was stable in benchmarks but crashed on long term gaming.Quote

24-06-2016, 17:07:05

Sypherian
Quote:
Originally Posted by demonking View Post
Nice review, Shame about the price. my 970 cost me about 280 (and it wasn't the cheapest) and the cheapest 1070 on overclockers is about 370. big price increase from the last generation.
That is due to the fact that the 1080 has what would be ti performance and 1070 delivering what would be seen as 1080 performance. A douchebag move by nvidia to raise the prices and milk the market even further. I'm starting to wonder if the TI will be priced as a titan card which is what I'm waiting for but if that will be the case I'm going AMD.

At least AMD is pressuring them in the mid tier market with their new releases and Nvidia has no new card in that range released yet, but I'll bet we won't see the TI until Q4 maybe even a Q1 next year.Quote

25-06-2016, 09:31:56

KTM_RULZ
Performance has nothing to do with anything. Nvidia just thinks they can drive prices up. Nobody gave them the finger when they pulled that first Titan stunt. This very same card is starting at 599€ in Greece. Bought my first 980Ti for 650€.
I will not be supporting them anymore.
http://www.skroutz.gr/s/9241728/MSI-...MING-X-8G.htmlQuote

25-06-2016, 15:56:47

smilertoo
You forgot to do a noise chart, how much quieter is it compared to the 1080 thanks to the lower power draw?Quote
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