MSI ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition Review


After NVIDIA’s GTX 1050 & 1050Ti fails to meet the competition RX 470, NVIDIA brings a cut down version of their GeForce GTX 1060 with 3GB VRAM version. Though this new card not just a less RAM version of the original GTX 1060 6GB, the 3GB model has a slightly cut down version of GP 106 GPU, it has 1152 CUDA cores compare to 1280 CUDA cores on 6GB variant. So call it GTX 1060 is a little confusing as the 3GB model has a different GPU core, and the performance metrics will be different as well. I think NVIDIA should name it something else to avoid any misunderstood by the consumers.

Well that said, today we are going to take an in deft look at MSI’s offing with their ARMOR series ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition card. The ARMOR edition card sits between MSI’s OC 3GT and Gaming X cards, offing a similar level of quality and performance of Gaming X card but with missing features like RGB LEDs and Backplate. But not everyone likes red color scrim or RGB lightings, and for them, this card makes a great choice with its Black and White color scrim. So let’s see how the ARMOR GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition stands in our testing.


  • VR Ready
  • Twin Frozr VI thermal design
  • Zero Frozr: Stopping the fan in low-load situations, keeping a noise-free environment.
  • Airflow control technology
  • Torx Fan0: supremely silent
  • 3GB 192-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 1544 MHz
  • Boost Clock 1759 MHz
  • Military Class 4 Components