MSI Releases GeForce RTX 4060 CYCLONE 8G OC GPU

MSI has announced the launch of the GeForce RTX 4060 CYCLONE 8G OC graphics card. Its most distinctive feature is the revival of the aesthetic style from the CYCLONE series that debuted over a decade ago, featuring an exceptionally large cooling fan and a striking yellow and black color scheme.

The last time MSI adopted this design approach was with the release of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti in March 2011, which competed against the AMD Radeon HD 5770. This comeback of MSI’s iconic design is heralded with the slogan “Cyclone Rises Again,” boasting a design that merges efficient cooling with the power of an Ada Lovelace architecture GPU. It leverages ray tracing and DLSS 3 to deliver an immersive gaming experience to players.

The GeForce RTX 4060 CYCLONE 8G OC measures 163 x 124 x 42 mm and incorporates a new cyclone cooling design. Its composite cooling module, consisting of a circular extruded heatsink and two heat pipes, dissipates the GPU’s heat like a cyclonic storm, effectively spreading it outward. The aluminum extruded heatsink provides superior heat transfer, aiding in component cooling. It is equipped with a custom 100mm fan, supporting PWM, and optimized fan blades to generate increased airflow and air pressure. MSI has also equipped the card with a protective backplate, lending a clean and flat appearance while reinforcing the card’s structure. In terms of display outputs, it includes three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one HDMI 2.1 port.

The new card is powered by an AD107-400 GPU, manufactured using TSMC’s 4N custom process, and is compatible with the PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. It features 24 SM units, amounting to 3072 CUDA cores, and a 24MB L2 cache. It is paired with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, a 128-bit memory interface, a memory speed of 17Gbps, and a memory bandwidth of 272 GB/s. The card utilizes a single 8Pin power connector and has a total power consumption of 115W. Its boost clock is set at 2490 MHz, but users can opt for an extreme performance profile via the MSI Center, pushing the boost clock to 2505 MHz.