MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G Review
With the launch of the Nvidia's the GTX 1080 and its Pascal GPU architecture there have been some great custom designed and overclocked variants of GTX1080 graphics cards hitting everywhere in the market. And we have been lucky enough to have a MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G graphics card for review today.
We like to thanks MSI India for providing us the latest flag ship card from Nvidia, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G graphics card. This is the company's fastest speed card with their premium cooling solution combining the MSI Twin Frozr VI heat pipes and MSI TORX 2.0 Fan technology design generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance.
Now let's see what this MSI GTX 1080 has for us.
THE ULTIMATE PC GAMING PLATFORM
Get Game Ready with GeForceÂ® GTX.
GeForce GTX graphics cards are the most advanced ever created. Discover unprecedented performance, power efficiency, and next-generation gaming experiences.
Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsetsâ€”driven by NVIDIA VRWorksâ„¢ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.
THE LATEST GAMING TECHNOLOGIES
Pascal is built to meet the demands of next generation displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors. It features NVIDIA GameWorksâ„¢ technologies for extremely smooth gameplay and cinematic experiences. Plus, it includes revolutionary new 360-degree image capture.
Pascal-powered graphics cards give you superior performance and power efficiency, built using ultra-fast FinFET and supporting DirectXâ„¢ 12 features to deliver the fastest, smoothest, most power-efficient gaming experiences.
TORX 2.0 FAN
TEAMWORK FOR GREATER STRENGTH - 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.
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-STAY UNDETECTED
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.
CATCH THE VIBE WITH COOL LED EFFECTS
Each LED can be controlled individually by choosing any of the animation effects availiable 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.
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.
PREPARE FOR VR WITH MSI
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.
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.
MSI Afterburner is the world's most recognized and widely used graphics card overclocking utility which gives you full control of your graphics cards. 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.
The MSI GTX 1080 comes in a Red/Balck colored box with securely packaged in. A MSI and Gaming X graphics and features highlights on front and the back of the box.
Inside the box
First look at MSI GTX 1080 and it gives a rich high quality feel. Card is big and the whole red coloure theme looks very nice inside my case with is also a red colour theme based starch build.
Test system configuration -
|CPU||Intel Core i7 6700K |
|Board|| ASUS Ranger VIII |
|RAM||4 X 4GB CORSAIR DDR4 3000Mhz|
|SSD||INTEL 750 1.2TB SSD|
|Cooler||Corsair GTX H100i |
|GFX|| MSI GTX 1080 |
|PSU||Corsair RM1000 |
|Display||Acer S220HQL |
|OS|| Windows 10 |
Room Temperature: 30C
In idle, the temperature is real good and at full load running 3D Marks temperature was ok and fans were slight loud.
Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.
- Good Factory Overclocked
- Idle low noise
- Great looks
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G is a great looking and solid build card with a high factory overclock, which can be easily implemented with a simple click of a button via MSI Gaming App. The bundled AFTERBURNER software allows extremer's to push the Overclocking limits of the card to its extreme.
At the conclusion MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G is a fantastic top of the line graphics card with highest GTX1080 factory overclocking setting, giving a smooth gaming experience but at a pretty expensive price segment and worthy of our PC TeK REVIEWS PERFORMANCE Award.