The MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G is Ready to Overclock
All MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics Cards are built on the advanced gaming platform ever created. The GTX 1060 is driven by the new NVIDIA Pascal Architecture with the latest technologies that deliver incredible levels of gaming performance & immersive VR.
The installed 8-Pin power connector allows the user to push the OC harder than possible on other GTX 1060 cards, providing up to 75W of additional power (compared to GTX 1060 cards w/ 1x 6-pin connector), so you can overclock farther and faster than ever.
GTX 1060 Performance
This innovative new family of industry-leading graphics cards is a quantum leap in performance and power efficiency over the previous generation. Ultra-fast FinFET and next-generation memory technologies, plus support for DirectX 12 features, mean you can count on the fastest, smoothest, most power-efficient gaming experiences.
THE ULTIMATE PC GAMING PLATFORM
Get Game Ready with the GeForce® GTX 1060
GeForce GTX graphics cards are the most advanced ever created. Discover unprecedented performance, power efficiency, and next-generation gaming experiences.
The Ultimate Graphics For Virtual Reality
NVIDIA's unique set of features ensure you get the right level of performance, image quality, and latency to ensure your VR experience is nothing short of amazing!
A Better Gaming Experience
The easiest way to update your drivers, optimize your games, and share your victories!
Stutter, Tear-Free Gameplay
Synchronizes the display refresh to your GeForce GTX GPU for the fast, smooth gaming!
- Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
- Factory Overclocked Boost Clock: 1,809MHz
- Factory Overclocked Memory Clock: 8,100MHz
- MSI's Twin Frozr VI Cooling Technology
- GeForce® GTX VR Ready: Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets; driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies.
- NVIDIA® G-SYNC ready: Delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming experience by synchronizing display refresh rates to the GPU, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.
Twin Frozr VI Cooling Technology
TORX 2.0 FANS
Just like in games, the exclusive MSI TORX 2.0 Fan technology uses the power of teamwork to allow the TWIN FROZR VI to achieve new levels of cool. TORX 2.0 Fan design generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance in the heat of battle.
- Dispersion Fan Blade
has a steeper curved blade which accelerates the airflow, increasing its effectiveness
- Traditional Fan Blade
pushes down a steady airflow to the massive heatsink below
Double Ball Bearings
Double Ball Bearings give the unique MSI TORX 2.0 Fans a strong and lasting core for years of smooth gaming. They also remain virtually silent while spinning under load, keeping your graphics card cool during intense and lengthy gaming sessions.
Zero Frozr - Stays undetected Until 60° C
First introduced in 2008 by MSI, ZeroFrozr technology has made its mark and is now the industry standard among graphics cards. It eliminates fan noise by stopping the fans in low-load situations. This means you can focus on gaming without the noise of spinning fans.
When the GPU is under 60° C, the fans do not run so there is no Fan noise at all. Above 60° C, the Fan spins up and runs.
Catch the Vibe with Cool LED Lighting Effects
Each LED can be controlled individually by choosing any of the animation effects available in the MSI Gaming App, ranging from responding to your game sounds or music to steady light, breathing and flashing. Of course, you can also turn them off.
Lurking under the cover of the GAMING graphics card is an engineering masterpiece designed to keep the graphics card cool. Every tiny detail of the intricate heatsink plays an essential part in providing a cool & quiet gaming experience.
Airflow Control Technology
Using advanced aerodynamics, Airflow Control Technology directs more air directly onto the TWIN FROZR VI heat pipes. The special deflectors on the heat sink enlarge the surface area, which means lower temperatures and better gaming.
Smooth Heat Pipes
Up to 8mm thick copper heat pipes with a smooth squared shape at the bottom maximize heat transfer from the surface of the copper base plate.
To temper the heat generated by a powerful GPU, MSI GAMING series graphics cards use a solid nickel-plated copper base plate. The base plate catches the heat from the GPU and transfers it to the heat pipes for dissipation so you can keep cool.
Premium Thermal Compound
Every detail counts when it comes to creating the ultimate thermal design, which is why TWIN FROZR VI uses a premium thermal compound to make sure it outlives the competition.
Close Quarters Cooling
Below the heatsink you find the close quarters cooling which enables you to push the MSI GAMING card to the max.
- Rugged Anti Bending Strip
- Memory Cooling Plate for Stable, Higher Overclocking
- PWM Heatsink with micro fins to ensure cool temperatures
Uses an 8-pin Power Connector
A tailored PCB design with higher performance and extra cooling comes also with a 8-pin connector (compared to the 6-pin connector installed on other GTX 1060s) allows for overclocking beyond previous limits
- The larger PCB for extra cooling required by Overclocking
- Higher Capacity 8-pin power connector provides up to 75W of additional power
Enhanced PWM Design w/
MSI Military Class 4 Components!
A powerful Phase PWM design with High Quality Military Class components ensures extreme reliability and superb overclockablity and also enhanced efficiency, which all support stable, repeatable overclocking for hours at a time.
Military Class Components assure you of the best possible components and manufacture so you know that MSI reliability will keep you happy.
Solid Metal Back Plate Included!
A powerful graphics card needs a strong build to harness its performance. MSI GAMING X graphics cards are fitted with a solid metal back plate to make it extra tough. The matte black finish completes the TWIN FROZR VI design to perfection.
The Future of Gaming is Here
Enjoy the smoothest, fastest and most exciting gaming experience ever by eliminating screen tearing, display shutter and input lags.
4K UHD Gaming Support
Ultra-high resolution (UHD) delivers 4x the resolution of 1080p content, enabling much sharper and crisper images with delicate details during gaming.
This GTX 1060 Video Card has the horsepower you need to play at 4K UHD, on supporting 4K Monitors and Televisions.
Start Using VR with MSI VR Compatible Video Cards
To experience and enjoy the impressive world of Virtual Reality, high-performance hardware is required. MSI, world leading brand in high-end gaming and eSports, provides the right advice to make sure your system is VR Ready. Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies in recommended MSI VR gaming hardware for smooth performance. Together with our VR partners, MSI brings gamers an extremely realistic VR experience where games come alive.
One Click to VR with GAMING APP
To get the best VR experience, you need your PC to deliver maximum performance. The MSI Gaming App gets your PC primed for VR use in just a single click by setting all key components to high performance settings and making sure other software applications do not impact your VR adventure.
Free MSI Gaming App!
The MSI Gaming App allows for one-click performance profiles that unlock extra performance for gaming or keep your card silent during light use. It also features the EyeRest tab, giving you easy access to image quality improving technology. The LED control tab gives you full control over your MSI GAMING LED lights to set the mood.
- OC Mode:
Maximum Performance through higher clock speeds and increased fan performance
- Gaming Mode:
The best balance between in-game performance and silence
- Silent Mode:
The best environment for minimal fan noise
- On Screen Speed & Temperatures:
Real-time monitoring of GPU Core, DRAM Frequency, GPU & CPU Temperatures and much more, in game or in other fullscreen applications, customizable to your preference
- Free Android™ Mobile Gaming APP:
The exclusive MSI Gaming App is now also available for Android so you can control your graphics card from your phone without having to switch to Windows.
Xsplit | Gamecaster Software
Want To Show Off Your Skills Or Make Fun Gaming Videos For Your Friends?
XSplit Gamecaster & Broadcaster V2 lets you easily record your gaming moments and broadcast your live gameplay sessions to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and more.
It's simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world; or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it. So what are you waiting for? Join the revolution and start streaming and recording with XSplit Gamecaster today.
- WEBCAM & CHROMA KEY
Add a webcam and show your game face to the world, optional drop sheets let you use Chroma Key video effects
- Share Your Broadcast
Share your broadcast and conquer the world
- Realtime Notes
Draw attention whilst casting with in-game annotations
- Record & Stream
Use XSplit Gamecaster to stream & record all of your gaming activities
WTFast Gamers Private Network App
WTFast is the Gamers Private Network ; like a global automated army of IT specialists all working together to optimize your game connection from end to end. WTFast reports rich connection stats for your online game, so you can see exactly what is happening with your game connection and make sure your connection is the best it can be.
- Built just for MMO gamers
- Reduce average ping
- Greatly reduce connection flux, spikes and packet loss
- Click to Download your MSI Exclusive 2-Month Premium License
MSI Afterburner is the world's most recognized and widely used graphics card overclocking utility.
It gives youfull control of your graphics card's clock rates, voltages and more with real time monitoring.
It also provides an incredibly detailed overview of your hardware and comes with some additional features such as customizing fan profiles, benchmarking and video recording.
- Minimum 400 W or greater system power supply
- PCI Express® 3.0 compliant slot with room for a double wide graphics card
- 1x 8-pin available PCI-E power connector
- Windows® Operating Systems:
- Windows® 10 requires Version 1511 or higher
- Windows® 8.x
- Windows® 7 requires Service Pack 1
* Minimum system power requirement based on a PC configured with an Intel Core i7 3.2GHz processor.
|GPU||Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060|
|CUDA Cores||1,280 CUDA Cores|
|Engine Clock||Boost Clock: 1,809MHz (vs 1,708MHz Stock Clock)
Base Clock: 1,594MHz (vs 1,506MHz Stock Clock)
|Performance||Texture Fill Rate: ~127.6 GTexels / second
FP32 Compute: ~4.66 TFLOPs
|Memory||6 GB GDDR5|
|Memory Clock||8,100 MHz|
|Memory Interface||192 bit|
|Memory Bandwidth||~194.4 GB/sec|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express x16 3.0|
|SLI Capable||No, SLI not supported|
|Cooler||Twin Frozer VI: Dual slot active cooler|
|Resolution||Up to 7,680 x 4,320|
|Display Outputs||Up to 4 Displays at once|
|Refresh Rate||Up to 240Hz|
|DVI||1x DVI-D port|
|HDMI||1x HDMI v2.0b port|
|DisplayPort||3x DisplayPort 1.4 ports|
|Dimensions||277 x 140 x 39mm|
- Certain specifications were unverifiable when this page was written and will be added when MSI Canada releases them; after July 19th, 2016.