The mainstream segment of the graphics card market seems to be the most competitive currently. With AMD releasing their Radeon RX 480 at a price-point of $229 with performance of cards from the previous generation that cost upwards of $350. This prompted NVIDIA to released their GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card earlier than expected. Now with AMD releasing their RX 470, NVIDIA has a new GTX 1060, a 3GB model. This model now only cuts the VRAM in half, but also has an extra SM unit disabled. Off the bat NVIDIA allowed for add-in-card (all-in-card) AIC partners to release their custom cards for this new GTX 1060. Today we have one such card from MSI, which is their GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB. This card comes with a custom PCB with a nice factory overclock, MSI's TwinFrozr VI cooling solution, full back-plate, and RGB lighting options. The card comes in a $239, which gives it a $40 premium over the GTX 1060 3GB base MSRP. Let's jump in and see what this card is made of!
- CES 2018