MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z GPU Review: Page 4 of 9

Posted by James Keir on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 8:00am

A Closer Look

Now that we have unboxed the RTX 2060 Gaming Z, we get our first look at the card. The front of the card features the TWIN FROZR 7 cooler design which is encapsulated with a black top with grey accents around the fans. The overall design is pretty aggressive with lots of geometric shapes and corners.  

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

The fans themselves contain 14 curved black fan blades with each second blade containing two fins. In the center features the MSI dragon logo with accents of red on the edge.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

Looking to the left side of the Gaming Z, there is an RGB backlit area which contains the top half of the MSI dragon along with the text “MSI TWIN FROZR 7”. On the right side of the card an ever so faint “GEFORCE RTX” writing on the cooler and a single 8pin PCI-E connection for power.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

Taking a closer look at the cooling plate, it is split up into 2 sections of aluminum fins which are connected by 5 heatpipes.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

On the back of the RTX 2060, Gaming Z is a stunning brushed back plate with black MSI branding on the right side.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

The RTX 2060 Gaming Z comes with 3 x display ports and a single HDMI. It’s nice to see all the connectors at the bottom of the card which opens up the possibility for a single slotted water blocked card.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

Once we put the Gaming Z on the test bench it was nice to see that the RGB isn’t over the top. The front of the card includes 4 RGB zones above and below the fans which defaulted to the rainbow effect.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

The last RGB zone of the RTX 2060 Gaming Z is the MSI badge of the side of the card which also includes some red accents.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

Turning off the lights in the room, the MSI badge looks great and the colors on all the RGB elements are quite vivid.

MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z

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