Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB game hardware review looks 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 755.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB is predicted to run Grand Theft Auto VI with playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 35 frames per second. Comparing this to FIFA 22 which is getting strong results, where it averages 94 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Days Gone, which is running at 54 frames per second.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Grand Theft Auto VI on the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB and predict it will get a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 70FPS, M: 56FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 27FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was FIFA 22 which seemed good in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 72 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Days Gone where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 41 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB is capable of delivering a solid gaming experience across larger screen sized monitors. We expect to see High and Ultra graphics settings across most games at 1440p with this GPU.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 41% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 971 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 34% better performance and can run 960 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB was released on 14 Mar 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB
Turing TU116
Texture Rate
161 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
88 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
1830 MHz
Max Power
130 Watts
450 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

The GeForce GTX 1660 MSI Ventus XS OC 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 Ventus XS OC 6GB is a dual-slot graphics card with a dual-fan Torx Fan 2.0 cooling solution, Zero Frozr, custom PCB and solid anti-bend backplate. This graphics card has below average overclocking potential.

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

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 1830 MHz with the Boost Clock, providing a small 3% overclock versus the reference model.

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.

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 Ventus XS OC 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 ]