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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

Detailed Look: MSI GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X

 

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The front of the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X box, nothing out of the ordinary here.

 

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On the back of the box we can see MSI tells consumers the GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X features their TWIN FROZR 7 cooling technology, RGB Mystic Light tech, and 'blazing performance' which they're really not lying about here.

 

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Out of the box it looks pretty much identical to any other mid-range TWIN FROZR 7-cooled RTX/GTX graphics card from MSI.

 

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I love the backplate on MSI's custom cards, they just look so good.

 

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All you'll need is a single 8-pin PCIe power connector for MSI's new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X graphics card.

 

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Display connectivity remains mostly unchanged, with 3 x DP and 1 x HDMI.

 

 

Detailed Look: MSI GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS

 

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MSI changes it up a bit for the VENTUS XS box, with our sample arriving as the OC Edition with slightly higher than normal reference/boost GPU clocks.

 

 

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There's no TWIN FROZR 7 cooling here folks, but that doesn't matter - something you'll see in our thermal thoughts on the card later on in the review.

 

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Seriously, I really dig what MSI has here with the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS... so much so that I kinda like the look and style, and size of the card over the GAMING X variant.

 

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You do get a cheaper looking backplate, but I don't think you're going to care for $279.

 

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The same single 8-pin PCIe power connector is all you need to get the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS up and running.

 

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The same display connectivity as its GAMING X cousin, we have 3 x DP and 1 x HDMI output on the GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS.

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