Final Thoughts & Conclusion
It seems MSI has moved the Armor card up a notch or two this generation. You get the same white and black color scheme, but you now get a functional and beautiful backplate and a lot more heat pipes in the cooler. The backplate is certainly helping cool as it gets quite hot after prolonged operation. We like that there is a little RGB but it doesn’t go overboard into disco mode the second you power it up which many will appreciate.
On the performance side of the world, this is the fastest RTX 2070 we’ve tested yet. It even edges out the factory overclocked Nvidia Founders Edition most of the time. The custom PCB and cooling solution are likely responsible for that. Nvidia's RTX 2070 is already the sweet spot for gamers and MSI makes a compelling reason to Armor it up and march into digital battle.
Great job MSI!