MSI GTX1070 Gaming X Review
The Gaming X certainly comes in an eye-catching box, with heavy use of the red that has now become the MSI standard colour. The card itself is equipped with the same Twin Frozr VI cooler we saw on its bigger brother, which means that you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two. A feature that we particularly like as it enables you to show off without breaking the bank.
The backplate eschews the solid affair we see from the Founders Edition cards to have vents in place, as well as the always gorgeous MSI Dragon.
You can see the grooves in the side that assist air intake in multi-card scenarios. Whether they have an acoustic benefit too we don't know, but the card is so quiet anyway that even if they were purely for intake it wouldn't matter.
The LED lights around the inside end of the card are new to the Twin Frozr VI, just sadly not as searingly bright as we'd either hope or expect. The sturdy nature of the Gaming X build is emphasised by the extended rear bracket that helps stabilise the cooler, whilst also giving plenty of space for SLI bridge installation.
Beneath the cooler the GTX 1070 Gaming X looks nearly identical to the GTX 1080 Gaming X too. You can see the hard work that MSI have put in to ensure the PCB is as rigid as possible for both longevity and cooling reasons.