MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6G Review

With the rise of the new RTX card Nvidia thought it is a good idea to bring in a replacement for there 10 Series cards, the new GTX 1660 series(with a rumored 1650 coming also out). Based on the same architecture as the RTX cards(aka Turing chipset) the GTX 1660…

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Value for Money - 86%
Quality - 83%
Look/Feel - 86%
Extra's/Features - 80%

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With the rise of the new RTX card Nvidia thought it is a good idea to bring in a replacement for there 10 Series cards, the new GTX 1660 series(with a rumored 1650 coming also out). Based on the same architecture as the RTX cards(aka Turing chipset) the GTX 1660 Ti is a striped down version of the RTX series…aka it has no RTX or DLS.

In regards the RTX, with the new Nvidia Drivers that came out last week(Version 425.31) you can enable some Ray tracing on the card. I got a whopping 1606 in 3DMark Port Royal with a maximum FPS of 7.44. Now I know this is not great but at least you can see what all this RTX crazy is about, but that is not what this card is made for. On your normal gaming side benchmarks I got a good 13342 in 3DMark Fire Strike and a 6012 in 3DMark Time Spy. This was all done at 1080p(still need to upgrade to a 1440p setup). So the Synthetic bechmarks says that this card can preform, but what about real gameplay?

I fired up some of my games and got really good results. In the Witcher 3, I got a good solid 80FPS(it did fluctuate a bit between 80-85FPS). I moved then over to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided where again I got a solid average of 60FPS. I also fired up Middle Earth: Shadow of War(this also has the HQ graphics pack installed) and also got an average of 80FPS. So overall as a 1080p gaming graphics card it really does perform. I would also venture to say that on 1440p you would get good frame rates.

On the aesthetics front you get addressable RGB, a brushed metal backplate and a card that does not take up to much space in your chassis(max size is about 24.7cm). It also comes with MSI’s TORX Fan 3.0(fan design) and Zero Frorz technology. While I had it in my Mastercase(the case was open) I could not really hear the fan even when gaming really hard.

Overall I am really happy with the card and I feel that it will be worthwhile upgrading to it. It really looks good and plays really well. What might be a bit of a problem would be the price, but with almost no higher end 10 series cards on the market it would not be a problem. I would recommend this to any gamer that wants to upgrade but don’t want RTX at the moment. This is your local mad scientist signing out….

  • Cores: 1536 Units
  • Core Clocks: 1875MHz
  • Memory Speed: 12Gbps
  • Display: 3x Display Port v1.4, 1x HMDI 2.0b
  • Power Consumption: 130W
  • Power Connector: 1x 8-Pin
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Likes:
  • Love the aesthetics of the Gaming X
  • Really silent when playing
  • Dislikes:
  • Can be a bit pricey for some gamers

About Gert Rautenbach

Gert Rautenbach
Mad Scientist by day, Reviewer by night, These are the strange tales of the man known to most as LukeRaNcOr! I am an avid collector of Comics and Games(starting from the very old ZX Spectrum) and a intermediate(hoping for advanced) scale model builder. I also like Anime especially mecha based anime and build electronic circuits for my quest in World Domination! If I'm not doing any of the above I relax with a good book and the company of my awesome wife that supports my endeavors of being the best Mad Scientist there can be!

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