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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor vs MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X

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Why is MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor better than MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X?

    Why is MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X better than MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor?

    • 63MHz faster GPU clock speed
      1569MHzvs1506MHz
    • 0.16TFLOPS higher floating-point performance
      4.02TFLOPSvs3.855TFLOPS
    • 3GPixel/s higher pixel rate
      75.3GPixel/svs72.3GPixel/s
    • 6006MHz higher effective memory clock speed
      8008MHzvs2002MHz
    • 5GTexels/s higher texture rate
      125.5GTexels/svs120.5GTexels/s
    • 100MHz faster GPU turbo speed
      1809MHzvs1709MHz
    • 2mm narrower
      277mmvs279mm

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    General info

    1.thermal design power (TDP)

    120W

    120W

    The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

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    18W

    2.number of transistors

    4400 million

    4400 million

    A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

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    136000 million

    3.semiconductor size

    16nm

    16nm

    A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

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    1nm

    4.PCI Express (PCIe) version

    3

    3

    PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.

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    3

    5.width

    279mm

    277mm

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    115mm

    6.height

    140mm

    140mm

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    68mm

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    Performance

    1.pixel rate

    72.3GPixel/s

    75.3GPixel/s

    The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

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    208.4GPixel/s

    2.GPU clock speed

    1506MHz

    1569MHz

    The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

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    1784MHz

    3.GPU memory speed

    2002MHz

    2002MHz

    The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

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    5505MHz

    4.texture rate

    120.5GTexels/s

    125.5GTexels/s

    The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

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    521GTexels/s

    5.floating-point performance

    3.85TFLOPS

    4.02TFLOPS

    Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

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    110TFLOPS

    6.shading units

    1280

    1280

    Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

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    51232

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    Memory

    1.maximum memory bandwidth

    192.2GB/s

    192.2GB/s

    This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

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    2242GB/s

    2.effective memory speed

    2002MHz

    8008MHz

    The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other applications.

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    14400MHz

    3.memory bus width

    192bit

    192bit

    A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

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    8192bit

    4.RAM

    6GB

    6GB

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    32.77GB

    5.version of GDDR memory

    5

    5

    Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

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    6

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    Ports

    1.has a HDMI output
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X

    Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

    2.DisplayPort outputs

    3

    3

    Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

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    4

    3.HDMI version

    2

    2

    A newer HDMI version offers a higher bandwidth and is capable of carrying a better signal, e.g. more audio channels, more frames per second etc.

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    3

    4.DVI outputs

    1

    1

    Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

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    10

    5.HDMI ports

    1

    1

    More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

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    3

    6.mini DisplayPort outputs

    0

    0

    Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

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    6

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    Features

    1.OpenGL version

    4.5

    4.5

    OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

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    12

    2.DirectX version

    12

    12

    DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

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    12.1

    3.OpenCL version

    1.2

    1.2

    Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

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    4.5

    4.Supports 4K resolution
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X

    Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

    5.Supports multi-display technology
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X

    The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

    6.Supports 3D
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X

    Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

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