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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    • jessterman21
    • 3 years ago

    Hidden feature: backplate turns red when VRMs hit critical mass

    • juzz86
    • 3 years ago

    Brace yourselves. There’ll be a Rip Curl, Billabong and Adidas one next.

    (I’m unsure if these are worldwide sport brands, haha).

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      lol

      • morphine
      • 3 years ago

      Quiet, you fool. Don’t give them any more ideas! 🙂

    • siberx
    • 3 years ago

    That’s a classy looking card – too bad they ruined it with that gaudy Gaming Series badge.

      • rudimentary_lathe
      • 3 years ago

      Same issue with their laptops. Granted I have no use for a gaming laptop, but if I did the badges on their laptops are an instant turn-off.

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    GDDR5….X you say? That’s certainly unique for a GTX1070!

      • morphine
      • 3 years ago

      X marks the spot, but the treasure’s now gone.

      (Thanks for the heads-up.)

      • RAGEPRO
      • 3 years ago

      That was my bad, sorry. Given these are fancy limited edition I kept thinking they were 1080s. Bruno already said it, but thanks for the pointer.

    • Anovoca
    • 3 years ago

    I love how the industry has become so gaudy with color saturation and design that you pay for the privilege to own something with clean aesthetics and good performance.

      • September
      • 3 years ago

      I’m looking for a GTX10X0 to replace my 770 in a silver aluminum Silverstone case with a window, this might be a contender. (Or I could go FE just for looks – I have an insane amount of airflow)

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