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MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G

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Meta-review: Editors are generally positive about the GTX 1660’s performance in general and the MSI Gaming X card specifically. Its comparatively higher price may be motivated by the added features, such as RGB accents and factory overclock.

MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G Prices

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Note: This card has been superseded by the faster GTX 1660 Super Gaming X, which uses the same GPU but faster GDDR6 video memory. Also, see our roundup of the top-rated GTX 1660S graphics cards

A rather sizeable factory overclock, dual fans and some RGB lighting are some of the details that put MSI’s GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G in the premium end of the scale among GeForce GTX 1660-based graphics cards. The relatively compact, dual-fan cooler takes up two slots, but it requires a bit of additional space on the fan side of the card. 

MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X Vs. Armor/Ventus/Aero

Like most other manufacturers, MSI GPUs come in several flavors to suit different size requirements and budgets. MSI differentiates the cards with (sometimes only slightly) PCB designs, cooling solutions and clocks, as well as some cosmetic features. Gaming (X) is the most expensive card in the GTX 1660 range, with the highest factory overclock (“X” version; the non-X model has a lower overclock), RGB accents and a backplate. This is followed by the more affordable dual-fan Armor design, which is found on several mid-range MSI graphics cards. The Ventus XS also comes with two fans, but in a more compact (shorter) design with smaller fans. Finally, the Aero ITX is a short, single-fan card intended for SFF PC builds.  

 MSI GTX 1660 Gaming (X)MSI GTX 1660 Armor (OC)MSI GTX 1660 Ventus XS (OC)MSI GTX 1660 Aero ITX (OC)
ImageMSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 128-Bit HDMI/DP 6GB GDRR5 HDCP Support DirectX 12 Dual Fan VR Ready OC Graphics Card (GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G)MSI GeForce GTX 1660 DirectX 12 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Model GTX 1660 Armor 6G OCMSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 192-Bit HDMI/DP 6GB GDRR5 HDCP Support DirectX 12 Dual Fan VR Ready OC Graphics Card (GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC)MSI GeForce GTX 1660 AERO ITX 6G OC Graphics Board VD6919
Memory Size6 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR5
FP32 Theoretical Performance5,069 (5,280) GFLOPS5,069 (5,196) GFLOPS5,027 (5,153) GFLOPS5,027 (5,153) GFLOPS
Memory Clock2001 MHz2001 MHz2001 MHz2001 MHz
Memory Bandwidth192.1 GB/s192.1 GB/s192.1 GB/s192.1 GB/s
Recommended
Power Supply
500 Watt500 Watt500 Watt500 Watt
Core Clock / Boost Clock1530 MHz /
1800 (1875) MHz
1530 MHz /
1800 (1845) MHz
1530 MHz /
1785 (1830) MHz
1530 MHz /
1785 (1830) MHz
Stream Processors1408140814081408
Cooling layoutDual-fan/Dual-slotDual-fan/Dual-slotDual-fan/Dual-slotSingle-fan/Dual-slot
Price from*$286.52Price not available$242.39$344.27
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The memory clocks have been left untouched in MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X and in all other MSI GTX 1660-based cards. Of course, all are also equipped with the standard 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM (memory bandwidth: 192GB/s) that runs at an 8,000 MHz effective clock rate.  Similarly, all cards that use the TU116 chip have 1,408 CUDA cores.

Since there is no reference design (or Founder’s Edition in Nvidia terms) of the GTX 1660, third-party manufacturers like MSI are free to design these cards however they see fit within the given specs.

In terms of pricing, the MSI Gaming X is one of the more expensive graphics cards with the GTX 1660 GPU. A too sizable price tag may, therefore, make this card difficult to recommend based on a performance/price comparison with entry-level Ti models. 

Performance

The GTX 1660 is a mid-range GPU, and the amount of factory overclocking in premium cards such as the MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X will not change this overall picture. It’s considerably slower than the RTX series and also lack ray-tracing hardware and tensor cores. On the plus side, most GTX 1660 are reasonably priced, while performing considerably better than the preceding GTX 1060 6GB – sometimes even outperforming AMD’s RX 590.

3dmark gtx 1660

The above results are averages from a variety of systems running the GTX 1660 and don’t represent the MSI Gaming X specifically. It should still serve as an indication of relative GPU performance. In all, this card easily outpaces previous-gen mid-range GPUs from AMD and Nvidia, but the distance to GPUs around the $300 price point is still quite considerable. 

Reviews

Bjorn3D:

The GTX 1660 Gaming X from MSI is a solid card for anyone looking to game at 1080p, if you’re looking to upgrade from Pascal for around 300 bucks or less, this is a great option.

TweakTown:

As for performance, we’re looking at a great card at 1080p for even games like Battlefield V where we’re seeing 103FPS average, not far away from the RTX 2060 and it beats the RX 590 easily.

We Do Tech:

MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X Review - VS GTX 1060 & GTX 1660 Ti
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Meta-review: Editors are generally positive about the GTX 1660's performance in general and the MSI Gaming X card specifically. Its comparatively higher price may be motivated by the added features, such as RGB accents and factory overclock.
PROS
  • Same cooling solution as much more expensive cards
  • Good performance
  • Rather sizeable factory overclock
CONS
  • Pricier than other GTX 1660 cards

Additional information

Specification: MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G

Package Quantity 1
UPC List UPC List Element: 824142179925
Model GeForce GTX 1660 GAMING X 6G
Item Dimensions Height: 180, Length: 970, Weight: 186, Width: 510
Title MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 128-Bit HDMI/DP 6GB GDRR5 HDCP Support DirectX 12 Dual Fan VR Ready OC Graphics Card (GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G)
Package Dimensions Height: 330, Length: 1370, Weight: 320, Width: 1070
Warranty (Years) 3

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