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

3DMark Fitrestrike


3DMark Firestrike shows that the MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X pulls a solid 22%+ lead on the 1060 while trailing the 1070 by a mere 10%. The ultra (4K) test shows an almost 10% gain over the 1060 and trailing the 1070 by 22.3% respectively. This is not bad for a card that it just north of 300 bucks.

3DMark Time Spy

Time Spy is the newest 3DMark entry being a DX12 variant. The MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X pulls ahead of the GTX 1060 by over 50% and even bests the 1070 in both tests by over 6.5% on the Extreme 4K test and almost 10% on the 1440p based test.



VRMark has 3 levels, Easiest being Orange, then heavy being Cyan and insane mode being Blue.

Here we see the MSI GTX 1660 ti Gaming X pulls a solid lead on every test over the 1060. and even bests the 1070 once again.

Unigine Heaven 4.0 Pro

Heaven is a long time test ion our suite. It is from Unigine and pushes tessellation and some heavy GPU loading.

Heaven is a trusty older bench but it once again carries a similar result netting a 23.6% lead over the 1060 and falling 14% behind the GTX 1070.

Unigine Superposition Pro

Superposition is the newest benchmark from Unigine and is better aligned with testing the newer cards we are testing today.

Unigine Superposition is torture even for the most beastly cards on the market. Here the 1660 Ti Gaming X once again pulls an almost 50% lead over the outgoing GTX 1060 while the GTX 1070 still pulls ahead by about 5.74%


Enough with synthetics, let’s get it in our game suite.

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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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