MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X (6GB GDDR5) Graphics Card Review

Test Rig

For our tests, we used a new test rig which is comprised of a MSI MPG Z390I Gaming Edge AC Motherboard, along with an Intel Core i7-8700K at default clock speed of 3.7GHz (Boost at 4.7GHz), as well as 16GB GEIL Super Luce RGB DDR4-3600 ram in dual channel mode.

All tests were conducted at default clock speeds at a resolution of 1920×1080. High or Ultra settings enabled.


CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.7GHz (Boost @ 4.7GHz)
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Premium CPU cooler
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390I Gaming Edge AC Motherboard
Ram 16GB GEIL Super Luce RGB DDR4-3600
HDD Adata SX 7000 240GB PCIE M.2 SSD
PSU Thermaltake 850W 
VGA card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X (6GB GDDR5)
Nvidia Drivers Latest Game Ready Drivers – WHQL
OS Windows 10


MSI Afterburner Sofware

The graphics card is already overclocked and boosted to 1860 MHz (default boost speed is 1785 MHz) and should be plenty enough for most users. But if that’s not enough, you can user MSI’s afterburner software to overclock the card even further. But be warned … please be very careful. Any overclocking is done at your own risk.


Idle Temperatures

Idle temperatures are good, hovering around 48 degrees Celsius. No issues to report here.


Load Temperatures 

At full load, the card reached a high of 61 degrees Celsius. Not bad considering the high boost clock speed of 1860 MHz. The included TWIN FROZR 7 cooling solution really helped with the cooling.



PassMark – Performance Test 9.0 (3D Test)

Test the speed of your 3D video card by selecting from options such as fogging, lighting, alpha blending, wire frame, texturing, resolution, color depth, object rotation and object displacement. Separate tests for DirectX 9,10,11 & 12. With support for 4K resolution.


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