MSI has added a striking video card to its range with the RTX 4060 Cyclone. It has been years since the manufacturer paired this type of cooler with a GPU (Nvidia GeForce GTX 600 / AMD Radeon HD6000). For the time being, this version can only be found on the company’s Taiwanese website. It is not clear whether and when he will come to our region.
The RTX 4060 Cyclone, followed by the GTX 650 Ti and R6850 variants (photos: TechPowerUp).
This model does not have a shroud, but uses a cooling solution that looks somewhat like a stock cooler from Intel or AMD CPUs. An important difference is that heat pipes come from the largest cooling block, which in turn are equipped with additional heat sinks. Unlike the latest Cyclone cards, MSI has opted for gold-colored accents instead of black or gray. The backplate also has a brushed gold appearance.
The RTX 4060 Cyclone takes up two expansion slots. It is 163 millimeters long, and has a height of 124 mm due to the excellent heat pipes. According to the product page, it achieves a boost clock of 2,490 MHz, which can be further increased to 2,505 MHz via MSI Center. It can consume up to 115 W of power via a single 8-pin power plug.
Sources: MSI, Harukaze5719 (Twitter), Videocardz, TechPowerUp, (2)