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

Verdict and Conclusion

As you can see from the benchmark scores in our previous pages, the GeForce GTX 1660 can’t quite beat the GTX 1070. This is what I expected, especially when you consider the lower number of CUDA cores (1408) and the lower spec GDDR5 ram on the GTX 1660. 

This card can be considered as a direct replacement of the older GTX 1060, and it’s really targeted and aimed at the budget gamer. If I was a gamer on a tight budget, and don’t care about ray-tracing … this would be the card I’d go for. 

In 3DMark Time Spy, it produced an ok score of 5,839, with a Firestrike score of 12,423, and finally for Final Fantasy XV, we got a score of 5,961. Nothing to shout about, but still pretty decent.

 

 

Load temperatures reached a high of only 61 degrees Celsius. This is all thanks to the large heatsink along with MSI’s TWIN FROZR 7 cooling solution.

The graphics card is already overclocked 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.

You can buy the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X (6GB GDDR5) Graphics Card for USD $250 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Hyte6x

 

Pros:

  • GeForce GTX 1660
  • Great price
  • TWIN FROZR 7 cooling solution
  • Mystic Light Sync RGB

Advice:

  • Pay a little more and get the GTX 1660 Ti instead

 

Final Thoughts

If it wasn’t for MSI’s TWIN FROZR 7 cooling solution, and the Mystic Light Sync RGB found on this particular card … then I would pay a little more and get the GTX 1660 Ti instead. The GeForce GTX 1660 is really designed for the gamer who’s main buying decision is based on their tight budget.

 

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