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Best MSI Graphic Cards You Should Buy For Gaming [Full Review]

MSI Graphic CardHere is the best guide for gaming MSI graphic card in 2019. This article will include a full description, review and gaming test on MSI graphic cards. These Graphics cards can be used for other purposes like adobe illustrator, adobe cc, and other heavy work.

MSI Graphics Card List

  • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8g
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Li Lightning Z
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming x 11g
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming x 8g
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming x 8g
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Armor 8g OC
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti armor 11g OC

GPU in current years consists of many units and feature which gives better performance. Some units are GPU clock rate, Fill rate, pixel shaders or pixel processor, vertex shader unit, unified shader, Texture mapping, Raster operation, Video memory size, Memory bus width, Video memory, memory types. These all MSI graphic cards also support Pascal new technology.

Gaming Pc:

We use high-quality computer system with 16 GB of DDr4 Ram (4x), Core i7 5960x CPU with clock speed 4.2 GHZ. High-quality monitor is used with 4k (3840×2160) resolution. Window 10 64 bit OS (Operating System) is installed in this computer system. The game play will be on three resolution, 1080p, 2k and 4k.

 

1.GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X TrioMSI Graphics Card

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gaming x trio is an amazing graphic card especially meant for gaming. It has video memory of 11 GB with DDR version 5x. Which means a lot of heavy games can be played easily. 11 GB size gives you the option to play with ultra-high performance game. It has memory interface of 352 bit. This graphic card support max resolution of 4k (3,840×2160). It has display port x2 (1.4), HDMI x2 (v2.0)/ DL-DVI-D.

Specifications:

  • Series: G1080TGXT
  • Graphic Coprocessor: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Memory: 11 GB
  • Memory type: GDDR5
  • Connectivity: PCIE x 16
  • Dimensions: 12.8×5.5×1.9 in.
  • Bus width: 352 bit.
  • Clock speed of memory: 1683 MHZ.
  • Color: Black
  • Item weight: 3.3 pounds

Usually, heavy cards like this size create a lot of heat and noise but with this graphics card, I am surprised to see that this graphics card has a low temperature of 68 degrees C on heavy games and another better thing about this graphics card is noise level. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gaming x trio is very less noisy while playing heavy games thanks to triple cooling fans and best built-in material.

The noise level of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gaming x trio is 33-34 DBA. In my point of view GeForce GTX, 1080 Ti gaming x trio wins in less noise from all other GeForce graphics cards. Let’s talk about the power consumption of this product. If you need better performance of games then these cards should consume more power. On average, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gaming x trio requires 600-650 watts.

Gaming review:

Battlefield 1

1080p:

The Battlefield 1 is played on 1920×1080 resolution with ultra-sitting with direct x12. I am surprised to see that MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio is better than GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and NVidia Titan X (Pascal). GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio scores 167 fps on 1920×1080. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti scores 161 fps on 1080p. NVidia titan X (Pascal) scores 154 fps on 1080p.

2K (2560×1440):

Playing battlefield 1 on 2k ultra high sitting gives 135 fps. If I compare it with GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, it gives 131 fps on ultra-sitting. NVidia Titan X (Pascal) gives 126. So MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio is also best for playing battlefield 1 on 2k resolution.

4k (3840×2160):

Playing Battlefield 1 on 4k ultra high sitting gives 75 fps. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gives 73 fps and NVidia Titan X (Pascal) gives 72 fps. There no big difference in playing on 4k resolution. In 3 of graphic cards.

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

1080p:

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio gives 182 fps on ultra-sitting. On the other hand GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and NVidia Titan X (Pascal) cards are not behind. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gives 175 fps and NVidia Titan X (Pascal) gives 166 fps.

2k (2560×1440):

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio gives 129 fps. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gives 121 fps. NVidia Titan X (Pascal) gives 113.

4k (3840×2160):

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio gives 67 fps on ultra-high sitting. On the other hand GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and NVidia Titan X (Pascal) cards gives 61 and 60 fps.

2.GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8gMSI Graphics Card

Another best MSI graphic card is GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8g. GTX 1070 Ti Titanium is best not only in performance but also in price wise. If you compare it with GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio it will cost almost half of it. If I talk about in performance, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio is far better than GTX 1070 Ti. I would say that in specs GTX 1070 Ti has half of its specs as compare to GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio. The video memory is 16 gigs in GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio while in GTX 1070 Ti it has 8 GB. GTX 1080 Ti has bus width 352 bit while GTX 1070 Ti has 256 bit. It also

Specifications:

  • Series: MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 256-Bit
  • Graphic Coprocessor: GeForce GTX 1070
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Memory type: GDDR5
  • Connectivity: PCIE x 16
  • Dimensions: 12.8×5.5×1.9 in.
  • Bus width: 256 bit.
  • Clock speed of memory: 1683 MHZ./1607
  • Color: Black
  • Item weight: 2.4 pounds

When you talk about performance, so it doesn’t means only getting better frame rates. Now a day’s graphics card also depends on it temperature and it sound. How the card performs in environment? Less and no noise means better and environmental friendly gadget. MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is also better in temperature. The double cooling fans give better cooling for the card while playing heavy games. While playing heavy games roughly it gets hot up to 65 degree C, which is normal if we compare it to other premium cards. Usually while performing fans cooling, it gives noise. But the best thing is to reduce that noise as much as possible. These noise also depend on the providers, the better the quality of fans is the better will be the result. MSI puts better high quality fans on their boards. While playing heavy games the cards touches sound level up to 35 DBA, which is not much noisy? So it is biggest point in this graphic card.

Gaming review

Battlefield 1

1080p:

Playing battlefield 1 on GTX 1070 Ti titanium 8g at ultra-high sitting with resolution on 1920×1080 pixels and playing on DirectX 12 gives 137 frame rates (fps).

2k:

Playing battlefield 1 on WQGD resolution means 2560×1440 pixels with ultra-high sitting gives 97 fps (frames per second).

4k:

Playing battlefield 1 on ultra HD high sitting with resolution of 3840×2160 gives 55 fps.

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016

1080p:

Playing 2016 Tom raider on resolution of 1920×1080 high sitting with every sitting enabled gives 127 fps.

2k:

Playing Rise of the tomb Raider 2016 on GTX 1070 Ti titanium on WQHD with resolution 2560×1440 and ultra-high sitting gives 84 fps.

4k:

Playing tomb Raider 2016 on GTX 1070 Ti titanium with ultra HD resolution 3840×2160 gives 43 fps. This game is played on every sitting enabled.

3.MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning ZMSI Graphics Card

Another graphic card just like GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z has same graphic processor, same shader units, same ROPs, same memory type, memory size, memory bus width. The only difference in units wise is the core clock and memory clock. MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z has core clock 1582 MHz while MSI GTX 1080 Ti has core clock 1481 MHZ. MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z has memory clock speed 1390 MHZ while MSI GTX 1080 Ti has memory clock 1376 MHZ. Another big difference is between two of MSI graphic cards is the price difference. MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z is Pascal powered card which gives you efficiency and better gaming experience.

Specifications:

  • Graphic processor: GP102
  • Transistor: 12000M
  • Memory type: GDDR5
  • Core Clock: 1580 MHZ
  • Memory Clock: 1390 MHZ
  • Memory Bus Width: 352 bit
  • ROPs: 88
  • Shader Units: 3584

If you want to buy best graphic card, you don’t have to look only to the specification of graphic card but also you have to check how the graphic card perform in environment. How much power consume by the card. Also the best graphic card should have low temperature while playing heavy games and low cooling noise. MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z consume 339 TDP in watt. I think it consume a lot. While playing heavy games MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z gets hot up 66 degree C. While playing heavy games it reaches its sound level up to 39 DBA, Which is big positive point for this graphic card.

Gaming Review

Battlefield 1

1080p:

Playing battlefield 1 on MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z gives better experience then GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Playing ultra-high sitting with every sitting enabled having resolution 1920×1080 gives 171 fps. While on the other hand GeForce GTX 1080 Ti gives 161 fps on the same sitting.

2k:

With WQHD (2560×1440) resolution on ultra-high sitting gives 137 fps on MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z. In 2k resolution every sitting is enabled.

4k:

Playing battlefield 1 on ultra-high sitting with resolution of 3840×2160 gives 76 fps.

Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016

1080p:

Playing Rise of the tomb Raider on MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z with ultra-high sitting every sitting enabled gives 182 fps.

2k:

Playing with WQHD with resolution of 2560×1440 gives 129 fps. It is played with every sitting enabled and with ultra-high sitting.

4k:

Raise of the tomb Raider playing with ultra-high sitting with resolution 1384×2160 gives fps 67. Every possible sitting is enabled.

4.MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming x 11gMSI Graphics Card

Another graphic card from MSI with 11 GB of video memory. It is just like MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio with a lot of similarities. With specification wise MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11g has same video memory, memory type, bus width, Output display, also with same memory interface .Both are Pascal powered cards which gives you efficiency and better gaming experience .Beside with similarities there is some differences also. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio have three fans and MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11g have 2 fans. It is very clear that the three fans will be better in cooling and will perform better as compare to MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11g. Another major difference is the price. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio Is more expensive about $100 then MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11g. You can find which cards is better for you and which should you buy, by checking Gaming review section of this article. In gaming review section you will realize actual graphic card performance.

Specifications:

  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1080 TI
  • Memory interface: 352 bit
  • Connection: 2×8-pin PCI-E, top-mounted
  • Size: 140mm tall and 280 mm long.
  • Memory size: 11 GB
  • Memory type: GDDR5X

Graphics card does not depend only on specification. It also depend on how much it consume power? How the graphics card performs externally? It also depend on the noise and the temperature level of the card while playing heavy games. The better the external material and cooling system the more card will be efficient. On heavy load MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11g consume 338 TDP in watt. Playing heavy games the card get hot up to 74 degree c. Which is not good if we compare with the three fans card. I think there should be 3 fans for better cooling. With 2 fans the noise level is pretty impressive. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11g reaches it sound level up to 37 DBA which is positive point for this graphic card.

 

Gaming review

Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016

1080p:

Playing “Raise of the Tomb Raider 2016” on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11g on ultra-high sitting with resolution 1920×1080.The game is played on direct x 12. The maximum fps we get 131 and minimum fps 76. Every possible sitting is enabled during the test.

2k:

Playing Tomb Raider on resolution 2560×1440 at ultra-sitting. Every possible sitting is enabled gives max fps 84.And the minimum fps we get 55 fps.

4k:

On 4k 3840×2160 ultra high sitting MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11g gives max fps 41 and minimum fps 290.

Battlefield 1

1080p:

Playing battlefield 1 on 1920×1080 resolution on ultra-high sitting and with every possible high sitting is enabled gives max fps 165 and minimum fps 101.Playing on direct x 12.

2k:

Playing battlefield 1 on WQHD with resolution 2560×1440 and every possible sitting is enabled gives max resolution 136 and minimum resolution 88.

4k:

Playing battlefield 1 on ultra HD with resolution 3840×2160 and with ultra-high sitting gives max fps 78 and minimum fps 48.

 

5.MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming x 8gMSI Graphics Card

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming x 8g is another best budget graphic card for best frame rates. With two fans gives you better cooling and quite game play. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming x 8g is Pascal powered card which gives you efficiency and better gaming experience. This technology is integrated in all the MSI graphic cards in this article. It also include 360 degree image capture. You can play games on VR with that graphic card. You can enjoy 4k resolution of gaming experience with better frame rates.

Specifications:

  • Chipset: GeForce GTX 1080
  • Memory interface: 256 bit
  • Connection: 2×8-pin PCI-E, top-mounted
  • Size: 140mm tall and 280 mm long.
  • Memory size: 8 GB
  • Memory type: GDDR5X
  • Maximum display: 4

 

If you want to buy better graphic card, you should see all the specs, test and should watch how it practically works. You should also see not only the specification but also you should see the external and internal material, the cooling system and of course the gaming performance.  While playing games you should also see the temperature of your card. Because with more temperature the card may stop working, so cooling for heavy graphic cards are really very important. You should also see the noise level of your graphic card. The card should be environmental friendly. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming x 8g gives better cooling system this is because of the two fans. These fans are not ordinary fans, the MSI better material made fans reduces sound noise which is the biggest point for this graphic card.

Gaming review:

Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016

1080p:

Playing Tomb Raider 2016 on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming x 8g with resolution 1920×1080 on ultra-high sitting gives 143 fps. FXAA/HPAO+, 16xAF and Tessellation is enabled.

2k:

Playing Tomb Raider 2016 on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming x 8g with resolution 2560×1440 on ultra-high sitting gives 96 fps. Every possible high sitting is enabled.

4k:

Playing Tomb Raider 2016 on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming x 8g with 3840×2160 on ultra-high sitting gives 49 fps. Every possible high sitting is enabled.

Hitman 2016

1080p:

Playing Hitman 2016 on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming x 8g with 1920x1080p resolution on ultra-high sitting gives 109 fps. This game is played on direct x 12 with MSSA, 16xAF is enabled. Every possible high sitting is enabled.

2k:

Playing Hitman 2016 on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming x 8g with resolution 2560×1440 and with sitting direct x 12 with MSSA, 16xAF is enabled gives 83 fps. Every high possible sitting is enabled.

4k:

Playing Hitman 2016 on direct x 12 with MSSA, 16xAF, with ultra HD resolution 3840×2160 gives 48 fps. This game is played ultra-high sitting and every possible sitting is enabled.

 

6.MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming x 8gMSI Graphics Card

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 gaming x 8g released on 11 June 2016. Before talking about the graphic card internal and external specification, I would first talk about the reviews from all over the world about this card. From 2016 to 2018 MSI GeForce GTX 1070 card is rated 4.6 out of 5. Almost 80 % around the world gave 5 star for this product. It means this card was one of the bestselling card in the stores. This card is Pascal powered which will give user a new experience of game play. This card is made to play heavy games on direct x12 mode. You can also play VR games because of its best graphic processor. MSI GeForce GTX 1070 comes with two fans. MSI GeForce GTX 1070 include new 360 degree image capture. With 8 GB VRAM you can play heavy games on ultra-high sitting up to 4k resolution with decent frame rates.

Specifications:

  • Graphic card interface: PCI-E
  • Coprocessor: NVidia GeForces
  • V RAM: 8 GB
  • VRAM type: GDDR5
  • Hardware connectivity: PCIE x 16
  • Memory Bus: 256 bits
  • Memory clock Speed: 8018 MHZ

 

Now talk about the external view of the card. The card comes with red color and with beautiful design.MSI GeForces GTX 1070 comes with two fans which gives better cooling for the card while playing heavy games. It gets hot up to 70 degree C. If you want to buy graphic card you should also see how the card perform externally. With two high quality fans, this card has very low noise level. The sound level reached up to 38 DPA which is the same as MSI GeForces GTX 1080 cards. If we talk about the power consumption, this card consume 186 TDP in watts.

Gaming Review

Raise of the tomb Raider 2016

1080p:

Playing Tomb Raider 2016 on MSI GeForces GTX 1070 gaming x 8g on ultra-high sitting with resolution 1920×1080 and every possible sitting is enabled and maxed gave 113 fps. Playing on direct x 12 mode.

2k:

Playing tomb raider 2016 on MSI GeForce GTX 1070 gaming x 8g on WQHD with resolution 2560×1440  and with ultra-sitting give fps 76. This game is played on direct x12 mode with every possible sitting is enabled.

4k:

Playing On ultra HD with resolution 3840×2160 at ultra-high sitting with every sitting is enabled gave 39. This game is played on direct x 12 mode.

 

Note: For better gaming experience, you should see the frame rates. About 60 fps you will feel good gaming experience otherwise below 60 you may get lag. To get better fps, you should lower your resolution so that you get better frame rates.

 

Hitman 2016

1080p:

Playing hitman 2016 on 1920×1080 resolution with ultra-high sitting with every possible sitting is enabled give 90 frame rates per second. This game is played on direct x12 mode.

2k:

Playing hitman 2016 on MSI GeForce GTX 1070 gaming x 8g on WQHD with resolution 2560×1440 give 72 fps. This game is played on direct x12 mode and every sitting is set to max.

4k:

Playing hitman 2016 on MSI GeForce GTX 1070 gaming x 8g on UHD with resolution of 3840×2160 gives 42 fps. This game is played on direct x12 mode with every possible sitting is set to max.

7.MSI GeForce GTX1080 Armor 8g OCMSI Graphics Card

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 armor 8g OC release on 11 June 2016.The GTX Armor 8g OC comes with 8 Gigabytes of Video memory. The video memory is very faster. The heavy gaming experience is very good on this card. The card comes with two TORX fans. The edges of the fan cover is white and all other body of the card is red. The design is very impressive. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 armor 8g OC use Pascal technology for better gaming experience. It also support VR technology. It support Maximum resolution up to 7680x 4320. It support OpenGL Version 4.5. It also support direct x 12. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 armor 8g OC can give the opportunity to play heavy games on 4k resolution.

Specifications:

  • Graphic processor: NVidia GeForces GTX 1080
  • Interface: PCI Expression x16 3.0
  • Core name: GP104-400
  • Core clocks speed: 1797 / 1657
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR5x 256 bit

If you want to buy a card, you should also see the internal specification and performance as well as the external. For better gaming card, it is very necessary to have better external body and also it should be environmental friendly. For external, you should see how the card performs while playing heavy games. You should see the temperature level of the card while the card is in stress. The duel TORX fans give better cooling for this card. MSI GeForces GTX 1080 armor 8g OC gets hot up to 70 degree C while playing heavy game at max stress. You should also see the noise level of the card. While cooling, the card gives noise which is recorded in DPA. The noise level reached up to 38 DPA which is normal for now a days cards.

Gaming Review:

Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5)

1080p:

Playing GTA 5 on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 armor 8g OC with resolution 1920×1080 gave average fps 123. Every sitting is set to max. Direct x12 is enabled. Every possible sitting is enabled.

3440×1440:

Playing Grand theft auto 5 on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 armor 8g OC with resolution 3440×1440 gave average fame rates 98.2. Every possible sitting is enabled and set to max. Playing on direct x12 mode.

The Witcher 3

1080p:

Playing “the witcher 3” on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 armor 8g OC with resolution 1920x1080p give average frame rates per second 113. Every sitting is set to max and playing on direct x12 mode.

3440×1440:

Playing on 3440×1440 resolution on ultra-high sitting and every sitting is set to enabled gave average fps 74.

8.MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti armor 11g OCMSI Graphics Card

MSI GeForces GTX 1080 Ti armor 11g OC is released in March 29 2017. Furthermore MSI GeForces GTX 1080 Ti armor 11g OC is another best graphic card from MSI with 11 gigs of video memory. Before talk about the specification and review, first we will talk on the price. MSI GeForces GTX 1080 Ti armor 11g OC looks like the same as MSI GeForces GTX 1080 Ti but there are some small differences between the prices wise. MSI GeForces GTX 1080 Ti armor 11g OC is $10 expensive then MSI GeForces GTC 1080 Ti. There are a lot of similarities between two of these cards. The better card will be the one if it is better in gaming.

Specifications:

  • Graphic processor: NVidia GeForces GTX 1080 Ti
  • Interface: PCI Express x16 3.0
  • Cores: 3584 units
  • Core clocks: 1645
  • Memory: 11 GB
  • Memory Bus: 352 bit
  • Power connectors: 8 pin x2

If you want to buy graphic card, you should also see the internal as well as external material of the card. Beside frame rates you should also see the external performance of the card. How the card perform in environment? It depends on how much power consume this card. How much it get temperature while playing heavy games. You should also see the noise level as well. The noise level reaches up to 34 DPA. The MSI GeForces GTX 1080 Ti armor 11g OC consume 250 W. While playing heavy games at very high stress this graphic card gets hot up to 68 degree C.

 

Gaming review:

Fallout 4

1080p:

Playing Fallout 4 on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti armor 11g OC on ultra-high sitting with resolution 1920×1080 gives average frame rates 158.9. Every possible sitting is enabled. Direct x12 mode is enabled. On overclock it give 162 fps.

2k:

Playing Fallout 4 on 2560×1440 on ultra-high sitting and every sitting is enabled gave 123 fps.

4k:

Playing on UHD with resolution 3840×2160 and every possible sitting is enabled give 72 fps.

 

Battlefield 1

1080p:

Playing battlefield 1 on 1920×1080 resolution on ultra-high sitting give 155 fps. Every possible sitting is enabled.

2k:

Playing on resolution 2560×1440 on ultra-high sitting and every possible sitting is enabled give 119 fps.

4k:

Playing battlefield 1 on UHD with resolution 3840×2160 and every sitting is set to max give 68 fps. Every possible sitting is enabled and played on direct x12 mode.

 

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