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MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X Review (Page 9)

By Anthony Garreffa from Oct 29, 2019 @ 8:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: MSIModel: GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X 6G

1440p Benchmarks

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Far Cry New Dawn was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry and last used in Far Cry 5. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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1440p Benchmark Performance Thoughts

Things get a little more interesting at 2560 x 1440 with the new GDDR6-powered GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, passing 63FPS average in something like Shadow of War. This is actually 3FPS faster than the GTX 1660 Ti at 60FPS average, and once again -- far out and ahead of the RX 500 series cards and the GTX 1650, and thrashing the 40FPS of the GTX 1060.

MSI's new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X has identical performance to the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X at 72FPS average at 1440p in Far Cry New Dawn. This beats out AMD's previous-gen Radeon RX 590, and is 10FPS behind the GeForce RTX 2060.

AMD's new Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT are far and ahead of the GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X with 93FPS and 98FPS average, with the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER behind those cards with 91FPS average.

You can hit over 60FPS average in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, with MSI's new GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X hitting 66FPS average, 3FPS above even the GTX 2060. Not too damn bad at all, 1440p 66FPS average in a great-looking game like Shadow of the Tomb Raider... but it doesn't come close to the Navi dominance with the RX 5700 XT at a huge 104FPS average.

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