A Closer Look
MSI's thermal solution uses five heatpipes to keep the GPU cool.
Once the main heatsink is removed, you will see two black heatsinks that cover the memory chips and voltage regulation circuitry.
MSI has upgraded the power input of their GTX 1070 to an 8-pin and a 6-pin. This input configuration is specified for up to 300 watts of power draw.
NVIDIA's Pascal is introducing a new voltage controller by uPI, the uP 9511P. Its exact feature set is currently unknown.
The GDDR5 memory chips are made by Samsung and carry the model number K4G80325FB-HC25. They are specified to run at 2000 MHz (8000 MHz GDDR5 effective). This is the biggest change compared to the GTX 1080, which uses GDDR5X memory.
NVIDIA's GP104 graphics processor is the first consumer chip to use the Pascal architecture. It is produced on a 16 nm process at TSMC, Taiwan, with a transistor count of 7.1 billion and a die size of 314 mm².