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MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X – Turing Without The RTX.

Power, Thermals and Noise


For our thermal testing, we ran Gaming loads rather than a power virus type of load as this represents a far more realistic loading scenario for those looking to see what you can expect when gaming on your new GPU.

This, as you can see, is largely similar to the results we observed with the RTX 2060 Gaming Z. the GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X still employs the Zero Frozr tech and that means fans are off and the GPU is in passive mode until it breaches 60C. With that being said, the cooler kept the card well under control and did not even kick on the fans for a bit even after the heavy gaming load started. When the fans did kick on it settled into the 61-62C Range with a peek into the 64C territory.

Thermals while at max overclock only went up 2-3C degrees peaking at 67C.


New Noise

The fan noise for the MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X was inaudible when it did actually come on. Even under overclocked load, you would be hard pressed to be able to pick out the GPU fan over the quiet 140mm Fractal case fans.

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  1. Is this a paid advert?
    Sure it’s good but notice not a single AMD card in your benchmarks, why?
    It clearly obliterates an RX590 but pricing is an issue here, for me.
    Taking the UK as an example, the MSI Ventus 1660ti is £260. The Vega56 Pulse from Sapphire is £280 and has been for a while so not down to the brief price-drop AMD did.

    This card should be a direct replacement for the 1060 and therefore should be close to it in price, maybe £220-230.
    Then it makes sense.

    • Hi Tim,

      No, not a paid advertisement otherwise I would have listed it as so in both the title and the intro to the advertt.. we also would NOT mark it as a review at that point.

      We have reached out to AMD on several occasions for review sample support on GPUs and have yet to recieve one in the past several years and with so many staff changes at AMD it has become more difficult to secure them (Reason we do not have a Radeon VII review)

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