MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti ARMOR OC (6GB GDDR6) Graphics Card Review

Verdict and Conclusion

Wow I’m really shocked. No I’m serious. This card (along with other GTX 1660 Ti’s for that matter) is probably one the best cards you can get right now in terms of performance over price. In all of our benchmark tests, the Geforce GTX 1660 Ti easily out performs the older GTX 1060, and in some instances beating the GTX 1070 or even match the GTX 1070 Ti.

The lack of ray-tracing capabilities is not even a factor here, and who cares … really. Especially when the availability of games that can run ray-tracing is few and far between. At the end of the day … if you got a card that can match the GTX 1070 at only $280 … I’d go for that any day! 

 

 

In 3DMark Time Spy it produced a respectable score of 6,573 and for Firestrike, we got an excellent score of 14,741. But most impressive of all is the Final Fantasy XV score of 6,991. 

Load temperatures was pretty decent too, with a high of only 62 degrees Celsius. The large heatsink with MSI’s TORX Fan 2.0 seem to do the trick.

The graphics card is already overclocked to 1860 MHz (default is 1500 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 something similar –  the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS (6GB GDDR6) Graphics Card for USD $280 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2Er0BWX

 

Pros:

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 
  • Very good performance
  • Performance easily matches GTX 1070
  • Great price
  • 6GB GDDR6

Cons:

  • Plastic Backplate 
  • No RGB

 

Final Thoughts

The MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti ARMOR OC with its performance, price and features offers one of the best value for money graphics card you can get right now. If you don’t care for ray-tracing, then there is no reason not to get this card that offers GTX 1070 beating performance.

 

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