MSI Announced GTX 1070 Gaming X, Sea Hawk And Aero
MSI has revealed its three different versions of GTX 1070; MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X, GTX 1070 Sea Hawk and GTX 1070 Aero.
Let’s start with MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X. This card feature three different clock speed modes which are controlled by MSI’s gaming app.
This card has an Overclock Mode, which delivers high performance through high clock speeds and better fan performance. In this mode, the GTX 1070 Gaming X has a boost clock of 1797 MHz, base clock of 1607 MHz and memory Clk of 8108 MHz.
The second mode is Gaming Mode, which delivers the best balance in in-game performance. In this mode, the card has a boost clock of 1771 MHz, base clock of 1582 MHz and memory Clk of 8008 MHz.
Third mode is Silent Mode, this mode is to minimize the sound of the fan on the card. In this mode, the card has a boost clock of 1683 MHz, base clock of 1506 MHz and memory Clk of 8008 MHz.
The MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X uses Twin Frozr VI cooling solution, which is equipped with Torx 2.0 fan design. This card also features Zero Frozr technology, which means that the fans will not spin until the card’s temperature reaches 60 C.
This graphics card seems to be the only MSI’s GPU which features a custom PCB and dual power connectors (8-pin, 6-pin), and also features custom full cover backplate.
The second graphics card from MSI is the GTX 1070 Sea Hawk, which also features same clock speed configurations as Gaming X and can be applied using the MSI app. However, the main difference between these cards is the cooler design.
Sea Hawk uses a hybrid cooler, which was designed with the collaboration of Corsair, is equipped with high speed pump with micro-fin copper base and a 120 mm fan mounted on the external radiator. The card only uses one 8-pin power connector.
Last but not least is the MSI GTX 1070 Aero which is more like an in-house reference design. This card will most likely be priced much lower compared to Founders Edition. The card has two versions, one is factory overclocked to 1531/1721 MHz and memory clock left at default. While the other is clocked at reference clocks.