MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Graphics Card Overview
I’ve you’ve seen a “Gaming X” graphics card from MSI over the past few years you know the design language that MSI uses. For this iteration MSI has gone with a sort of black and grey design, which looks quite good. For this wondering about the size of the card it has official specifications of 297 x 143 x 56 mm and definitely has some decent weight to it.
MSI is making use of their Twin Frozr 7 cooling solution on this card. It is a dual-fan solution where the fans make use of both a dispersion fan blade and a traditional fan blade, which makes for focused airflow and increased static pressure. These fans also feature MSI’s Zero Frozr technology so they will turn off when the GPU temperature is under 60C so pretty much silent operation.
If we take a look at the card from the side we can see that part of the Twin Frozr 7 cooling solution is two large heatsink stacks and multiple heatpipes. There are actually a total of 6 copper heatpipes spread out throughout the heatsink and the heatsink itself makes use of wave-curved 2 fins, which allow airflow to pass more smoothly, resulting in less noise.
Flipping the card over we can see the side that will show out if you have a side panel window in your system. There is a MSI Twin Frozr 7 logo which will light up with RGB lighting and “GeForce RTX” branding in silver.
On this side of the card you’ll also find your power connection, which are a combination of 8+6 PCI-Express power connections. This means the card is capable of 300W of power draw, MSI does give it a TDP of 215W.
The card does feature a very eye-catching full-cover backplate, which is metal and has a brushed aluminum look with the MSI dragon logo towards the end.
Finally we come to the display outputs, which include three DisplayPort 1.4a and a single HDMI 2.0b. MSI did remove the VirtualLink USB-C connector that is on the Founders Edition, likely to save money.