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MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8G Unboxing – GTX 1080 killer?

While we do have a review of the MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z for launch day, we were also sent a second card – the Armor 8G. In this video, we unbox the card and take you through all the included accessories, while also showing off some key features and design elements of the Armor card.

Watch via our Vimeo Channel (below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE

 

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Full specification is as follows:

  • Model Name: GeForce Rtx™ 2070 Armor 8G
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Nvidia® Geforce RTX™ 2070
  • Interface: PCI Express X16 3.0
  • Core Name: TU106-400A
  • Cores: 2304
  • Core Clocks: Boost 1620 MHz
  • Memory Speed: 14 Gbps
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR6
  • Memory Bus: 256-Bit
  • Output: DisplayPort X 3 (V1.4) / HDMI 2.0b X 1 / USB Type-C X 1
  • Power Consumption: 175W
  • Power Connectors: 8-Pin X 1, 6-Pin X 1
  • Card Dimension(Mm): 309 X 155 X 50 mm

There’s no denying the similarities between the Armor 8G and the Gaming Z we were able to review for RTX 2070 launch day. Both cards have a similar overall look and size, with dual fans and brushed metal backplate. The most obvious difference is that the Armor is black with white accents, while the Gaming Z is predominantly gunmetal grey.

You will note in our video we thought we were sent the Armor OC model, which is clocked at 1740MHz, however we later realised it was in fact the ‘non-OC’ model which is clocked at reference speeds – so 1620MHz boost. This, along with other design changes like the use of the older Torx 2.0 fans and a simpler RGB lighting implementation, is why the Armor is priced at £459, rather than £605 like the Gaming Z.

For a full overview of the card, be sure to watch the video above. You can also read our full review of the Gaming Z RTX 2070 over HERE. We expect to have a review of the Armor 8G coming very soon.

KitGuru says: RTX 2070 is well and truly upon us – will any of you be upgrading, or are you happy with what you have already?

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