MSI ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition Review

Packaging and Overview

MSI ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition comes in a well-branded cardboard box with the big ARMOR name on the front, and at the back, we have a feature overview and graphical diagram of the card.

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Inside of the package, we find the card itself with quick user’s guide, driver disk (don’t use it download the latest driver), a couple of stickers and product register reminder.

MSI ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition Review

The ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 looks quite nice with all black design with a white accent color. The Twin Frozr VI with Torx Fan 2.0 pack great cooling potential.

MSI ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition ReviewMoving towards the back, the card has a nice matt black PCB, so even though it doesn’t have a backplate, still it will look great when installed in the system.

MSI ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition Review

On the top side, at the right, the card features a single 8-pin power connector and no SLI fingers at the left as the GTX 1060 not support SLI.

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The display output includes one DVI-D, two HDMI 2.0 and two Display Port.

 

MSI ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition Review

The Twin Frozr VI cooler is attached to the PCB with four screws, taking a close look at the heatsink we can see it has two 6-mm heat-pipes directly touch the GPU core for maximum heat dissipations.

MSI ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition Review

MSI ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition Review MSI ARMOR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC Edition Review

Now, as you can see MSI custom PCB design looks clean and functional as well. In the center is the GP106 GPU core and MSI uses SAMSUNG GDDR5 memory, and it’s covered by thermal pads on the top row that touches the cooler plate, and the right side memory chips are directly under the second fan so don’t need any other cooling. A small heatsink also covers the MOSFETs to added cooling.

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