MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1060

Last updated date: March 13, 2019

Review Melt Score
9.0

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 39 expert reviews, the MSI MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1060 placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
1,148 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Brawny performance for a midrange video card. Easily overclocked. Well suited to FHD or QHD gaming. Three year warranty. Extremely quiet. Backplate included
- Tech Spot
The GPU power supply’s five phases are controlled by a uP9511P made by uPI Semiconductor Corp. Dual N-channel MOSFETs in the M381 line are used for the high and low side voltage converters. This setup eliminates the need for separate gate drivers, which saves both space and money.
- Tom's Hardware
March 21, 2017 | Full review
It offers class-leading performance, a killer design with excellent software, stable overclockability, and cool, quiet running.
- PC Magazine
July 22, 2016 | Full review
As is always the case with MSI’s Gaming and Gaming X series, the card features prominent red highlights and the signature dragon logo in the center of both fans. Of course, this is not just for show, and this MSI GTX 1060 model performs admirably, offering great out-of-the-box performance and good overclocking potential.
- Gaming Scan
January 11, 2019 | Full review
Similar to other of MSI’ Gaming series graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G too is equipped with MSI’ latest Twin Frozr VI cooler; TORX 2.0 Fan design with double ball bearing that operates silently and capable of generating 22% more air pressure.
- Tech Critter
January 9, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Expensive among GTX 1060 partner cards. Card is much bigger than Founders Edition. Availability limited at debu. Like other GTX 1060s, no SLI support. Memory not overclocked
- Tech Spot
Sample shipped with non-standard firmware
- Tom's Hardware
March 21, 2017 | Full review
Expensive among GTX 1060 partner cards. Card is much bigger than Founders Edition. Availability limited at debut. Like other GTX 1060s, no SLI support.
- PC Magazine
July 22, 2016 | Full review
As for the downsides, the card is a bit pricier than the above Gigabyte model, but many people will also agree that the design of graphics cards in this product line is a bit over-the-top, so the conspicuous attention-grabbing exterior won’t suit everyone’s tastes.
- Gaming Scan
January 11, 2019 | Full review
Costly. Lack of SLI support
- Tech Critter
January 9, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G Twin frozr VI thermal design raises the bar of graphics card Air cooling. Torx fan 2.0 is the enhanced version of the Patented torx fan technology which generates 22% more Air pressure for better cooling performance while further reducing noise levels. The new fans are equipped with double ball bearings to ensure lasting smooth and silent operation. Connected to the huge heat sink are copper heat Pipes with a squared shape at the bottom for optimal heat transfer from the solid nickel-plated copper baseplate combined with premium thermal compound x to keep the pascal powerhouse cool.

Overall Product Rankings

1. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 (GV-N1050OC-2GD)
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 2
3. ZOTAC GeForce GT 710
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 4
4. ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
5. MSI VGA Graphic Cards RX 580
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 4
6. ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
7. MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1060
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 (GV-N1050D5-2GD)
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 3
9. XFX Radeon RX 580
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 3
10. MSI Gaming GeForce GT 710
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 3

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