MSI GTX 1070 Quick Silver is no redshirt

MSI is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with the launch of the GeForce GTX 1070 Quick Silver. The new card will come in standard and OC variations, twins in all but clock rates. Both models make use of MSI's excellent Twin Frozr VI cooler.

The heatsink's fan shroud drops the red color we usually see on MSI products for the slick metallic silver we saw on MSI's 30th Anniversary GTX 1080. This silver coloration extends to the backplate, where MSI placed an RGB LED-illuminated shield logo not unlike the Gaming Z cards. The new card also gets a classy "Quick Silver" imprint on its backplate. MSI notes that the silver garnish aesthetically matches its Titanium-series motherboards.

While they look fantastic, the cards aren't as special performance-wise as the badging might lead you to believe. The standard Quick Silver card's specifications are identical to the GTX 1070 Gaming 8G. Its GPU normally hits 1708 MHz, and 1721 MHz in OC mode. The Quick Silver OC card is then analogous to the GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G, and its clock speed can hit 1797 MHz in OC mode.

Both cards have the usual 8GB of GDDR5 memory at 8GT/s, and bear the Pascal-standard single HDMI, single DVI, and triple-DisplayPort output cluster. There's no word on pricing or availability, but special editions never come cheap.

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