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

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

Now we’re getting into the territory of a game more optimized for the higher performance GPUs. Rise of the Tomb Raider is an awesome game and part of a long lasting franchise. It is a little older as Shadow of the Tomb Raider just launched but it still deserves to be included.


Shadow of the tomb raider show some great results with all resolutions netting a 47 – 50% performance increase over the GTX 1060. Moving against the bigger GTX 1070 the 1660 Ti Gaming X bests that one as well with a 6 to 8% gain over what would normally be considered a much more beastly card.


Far Cry has been a great series of games and the newest takes on a cult-like group in the rural USA. This entry into the Far Cry franchise has some great visuals and can definitely put your GPU to work being a much newer game.

In Far Cry 5 the Gaming X shows more of the same with leads over the 1060 in the range of 37 – 42% while it runs just ahead of the 1070 by a couple percent or even dead even.


Ghost Recon Wildlands is an awesome squad-based shooter which has tons of varying terrain, vehicle play and plenty of eye candy via explosions and particle effects to make your GPU cry.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the last of our gaming tests, and the MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X did not disappoint. It shows more of the same with the gain on every resolution against the GTX 1060 hitting between 30 – 36%. Pitting itself against the GTX 1070 once again and we see it is in lockstep with the 1070 even beating it by tenths of a percent. However, to be fair, I consider that within the margin for error so these cards would be functionally similar.


Now let’s see what happens as we try to turn up the wick on the MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X and overclock it to its edge.

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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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