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Old 26-11-18, 08:28 PM
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MSI reveals incredibly disappointing GDDR5X-based GTX 1060

Wait... are those SLI fingers?



Read more about MSI's disappointing GTX 1060 GDDR5X GPU.

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Old 26-11-18, 09:06 PM
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I can't see any traces on the SLI fingers.

I think Nvidia originally gave the go ahead, but then cancelled it because they are greedy assholes. So the design would have incorporated the fingers and I guess it was too costly for MSI to go back and change the design/order.
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I don't think that's the reason, chances are this is a 1070/1080 reference board design with the minimal changes necessary in the printed circuit layout to accommodate the 1060 chip. GDDR5X has more pins and a lower voltage than non-X and gains most of the performance by allowing a quad-data rate mode with larger prefetch. Essentially it's a more efficient but more expensive(Wider) design, so presumably these chips were going to be written off otherwise. There's a chance the memory controller on some of the 1060s weaker chips is a limiting factor to boosting speeds beyond original spec, though these chips should have a small power reduction & possibly better OCing potential.
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