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MSI Gaming X Geforce GTX 1660 TI Review

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Synthetic Benchmarks

3DMARK

3DMARK is the go-to benchmark for all enthusiasts. It covers tests for everything from tablets and notebooks to gaming laptops and the most powerful gaming machines. For this review, we tested both the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti and the Zotac RTX 2060 AMP on both the DX11 4k benchmark, Firestrike Ultra and the DX12 4k benchmark, Time Spy Extreme.

In both 3DMARK Time Spy Extreme and Firestrike Ultra, the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti landed just behind the RTX 2060 AMP. On Firestrike Ultra, the Gaming X 1660 ti had an overall score of 3368 and a graphics score of 3180. In Time Spy Extreme, the Gaming X 1660 ti achieved an overall score of 2878 and a graphics score of 2801.

VR MARK

VR Mark consists of three separate tests, each more intensive on your system than the last. These tests are The Orange Room, the Cyan Room, and the Blue Room. The Orange Room test is the least intense and is meant to test a system that meets the minimum hardware requirements for VR Gaming. The Cyan Room shows the user how the use of an API with less overhead can provide the user with a great VR experience, even on less than amazing hardware. The Blue Room test is designed for the latest and greatest hardware. The Blue Room renders at a whopping 5k resolution and is designed to really push your system to the limits for an amazing VR experience.

In all three tests, the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti fell just short of the 2060 AMP. But, this was to be expected as its a lower tier card.  In the Orange Room benchmark, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti achieved a score of 9614. The Cyan Room test was closer, but The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti s scored 6348 and in the Blue room, The MSI Gaming X 1660 ti scored 1985.

Superposition

Superposition is another GPU intensive benchmark put out by Unigine, the makers of both the very popular Valley and Heaven benchmarks. Superposition is an extreme performance and stability test for graphics cards, power supplies, and cooling systems.

We tested the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti in two resolutions in Superposition.  4k optimized and 8k optimized. In the 4k optimized test, the MSI Gaming X 1660 ti score 5046. Last was the 8k optimized test where the  MSI Gaming X 1660 ti scored 2056.

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Paul Malfy

Paul started building computers in 1994. He studied journalism and computer science in college. Paul loves gaming but hardware is his true passion. News Writer and Product Reviewer.

One Comment

  1. Good review. I read this and bought one of them for my i5-9400F build. Now all I need is some decent RAM to use in it.

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