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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G: Specs, Price & Why It’s Worth Buying

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G
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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G: Specs, Price & Why It’s Worth Buying

Specs

The MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G has two models. These models have completely different memory configurations. One GTX 1060 has 6GB and the other has 3GB for $50 less. The 6GB GTX 1060 costs $249, while the 3GB version is worth $199.

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G

Image source: Screen grab Youtube/TekTick account

The GTX 1060 has the following specs:

  • features a 192-bit memory interface
  • able to clock all the way up to 1,708MHz and beyond
  • also consumes less power than its competitors like the RX 480
  • does not allow two-card SLI setups

Here are the deal makers, as given in Computer Shopper:

  • Haswell Intel Core i7-4770K CPU
  • 16GB DDR3 memory
  • Gigabyte Z87X-UDH5 Socket 1150 mobo
  • OCZ Vector 180 (480GB) SSD
  • 850-watt Thermaltake Toughpower PSU

Why It’s Worth Buying

IGN found out that GTX 1060 is much faster than its counterparts such as AMD’s Radeon RX 480 by about ten percent on average considering that Nvidia GPUs are more expensive

But the GTX 1060 performs almost exactly the same as the GTX 980. This makes the present GPUs equal to old GPUs, as IGN discovered.

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Another advantage with GX 1060 is that against AMD’s card because the latter has a clock speed disadvantage.

But GTX 1060 is on the same level as RX 480 in terms of 1080p GPUs. They were able to reach between 60 and 100fps in all titles tested by IGN. Neither are able to reach 2560×1440 Valhalla many times, as they achieve 40 and 50fps.

In conclusion, the GTX 1060 offers an edge over the RX 48o in DX11 performance. But the latter costs $40 more. The main advantage with GTX 1060 is that it is clocked faster and has a polished software suite.

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