The MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GT Dual Fan OC is a mid-range graphics card based on the Pascal architecture. The card offers connections for DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.
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Pro Excellent cooling prevents the graphics card from throttling
This MSI GTX 1060 uses a Twin Frozr IV cooler, identical to the coolers used on MSI's GAMING series of GPU's. These coolers perform excellently and offer significantly more cooling than any other GTX 1060 (except the Asus GTX 1060 Strix OC Edition which cools equally as well). It remains 15 degrees Celsius cooler than the Founders Edition, and 11 degrees cooler than the EVGA card.
Pro Good headroom for overclocking
The 4 power phases + 1 for memory and the 6-pin power connector give quite a good headroom for overclocking, especially for a GTX 1060 card.
Pro Should fit in any chassis
At roughly 25cm in length, it's smaller than most GTX 1060 cards on the market so it should fit in any decent sized chassis without any problem.
Pro Performs slightly better than a reference GTX 1060
The MSI GeForce 6GT OC has been slightly overlocked to a base clock of 1544 MHz, which is a 38 MHz over a reference GTX 1060. The boost clock of the graphic card has also been given a slight boost: 1759 MHz compared to the standard 1708 MHz. This is still lower than any other GTX 1060 card (other than the Founders Edition which is the reference design).
Pro Fairly quiet even when stressed under a full load
Sound production is also fairly low with a Twin Frozr IV card. As seen here, the maximum sound production under load is around 39 decibels (A) from 100 cm distance and 60% fan speed. 39 decibels is considered to be fairly quiet, and annoying noises such as coil whine aren't present in this card either. It is the loudest GTX 1060 card, but it is still pretty quiet and shouldn't cause much disturbance.
Con Less DisplayPort connectors than a reference GTX 1060
The GTX 1060 6GT from MSI only features a single DisplayPort, HDMI-port and DVI-D connector. A reference GTX 1060 offers three DisplayPort connectors. This can be an issue for people who plan on using multiple DisplayPort monitors.