NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review Ft. MSI Gaming X ($249) and Ventus XS ($219) – The Best Turing Card For Budget Gamers?

Mar 14, 2019
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PRODUCT INFO

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X / MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS

March, 2019
Type Graphics Cards
Price $249 / $219

Test Setup

We used the following test system for comparison between the different graphics cards. Latest drivers that were available at the time of testing were used from AMD and NVIDIA on an updated version of Windows 10. All games that were tested were patched to the latest version for better performance optimization for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

Related NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 1650 For Desktop at $149 US, Also Intros GeForce 16 Series on Gaming Notebooks Starting at $799 US

GPU Test Bench 2019

CPU Intel Core i9-9900K @ 4.70 GHz
Motherboard AORUS Z390 Master
Video Cards MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Armor OC
ASUS ROG GeForce RTX 2070 STRIX OC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Armor X OC
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning OC
Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 (Reference Air)
ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC
XFX Radeon R9 Fury X Liquid Cooled
Memory G.SKILL Trident Z RGB Series 32GB (4 X 8GB) CL16 3600 MHz
Storage Samsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 (512 GB)
Power Supply ASUS ROG THOR 1200W PSU
OS Windows 10 64-bit
  • All games were tested on 2560×1440 (2K) and 3840×2160 (4K) resolutions.
  • Image Quality and graphics configurations have been provided in the screenshots below.
  • The “reference” cards are the stock configs while the “overclock” cards are factory overclocked configs provided to us by various AIB partners.
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