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MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X & VENTUS XS Review

By Anthony Garreffa from Feb 22, 2019 @ 8:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X


MSI has some of the fastest custom GeForce GTX and GeForce RTX series graphics cards on the market, and that trend continues with the flagship MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X. We have some great out of the box GPU boost clocks with plenty of room to play when it comes to overclocking.




Right out of the gate we have the same 1500MHz base GPU frequency but MSI has a mild 6% overclock on GPU boost clocks at 1875MHz (up from 1770MHz). I was able to hit 2010MHz with overclocking which is a great squeeze out of the TU116 at this price point, resulting in around 6-10% more performance in games depending on what resolution and game I was testing.


MSI keeps the 6GB of GDDR6 clocked at 12Gbps, but again I was able to overclock this up to 14Gbps without an issue.





MSI knocks things down a little with the GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS, with its TU116 GPU clocked at 1830MHz (a 3% increase over the reference GPU boost). It has the same 6GB of GDDR6 at the same 12Gbps bandwidth, but is a smaller card.




It doesn't roll out with the awesome-looking TWIN FROZR 7 cooling technology, with a more 'plain' look that I actually dig. I found myself looking at the VENTUS XS card more than the GAMING X variant, just because I want to build it in a tiny, but powerful mini-ITX gaming PC.


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