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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB

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74
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How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 749.

The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB graphics card is predicted to return a playable performance on Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p of 36 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Resident Evil 8 which we saw got playable frame rates of 40 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Dying Light 2, which was getting 36 FPS under tests.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will be playable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 72 FPS, Medium: 57 FPS, High: 38 FPS and Ultra: 27 FPS. We added Resident Evil 8 to our tests and saw it was playable with a 31 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Dying Light 2 which got 27 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB
GPU
Architecture
Turing TU116
Process
12nm
TMUs
88
Texture Rate
164 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
89 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$249
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
6.2
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144MB
Memory Speed
2001MHz
Memory Bus
192bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.1GB/sec
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1860 MHz
Power
Max Power
130 Watts
PSU
450 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
74
Approved

GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB is an entry to mid-level Nvidia graphics card which launched on March 14th, 2019. The GeForce GTX 1660 is designed to compete against AMD's more affordable gaming cards such as the RX 570 and the RX 580, and replaces the outgoing GTX 1060. The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with a dual-fan Torx Fan 3.0 cooling solution, Zero Frozr, custom PCB and solid anti-bend backplate. This graphics card has above average overclocking potential.

Architecture
The Turing GPU architecture aims for 30-50% as much performance as the previous-gen Pascal Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Turing TU116, more specifically the TU166-300-A1, which has 22 SM activated and thus 1408 Shader Processing Units, 88 TMUs, and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1530 MHz and goes up to 1860 MHz with the Boost Clock, providing a 4% overclock versus the reference model.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5 through a 192-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 2001MHz, or 8GHz effective.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 130W, this graphics card requires one 8-pin power connector and a minimum of a 450W power supply.

Performance
The GeForce GTX 1660 will enable medium to high graphics performance on modern AAA 2018 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect this card to deliver around 50+ FPS on High graphics settings at 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will have slightly faster performance than the GTX 1060.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Gaming X 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440, so our recommendation would be to use 1920x1080 in order to get the most out of your settings. We recommend a high-end processor such as the i5-8500 and 12GB of RAM for optimal performance.

Source [ Jon ]